Law Officer - Darwin
Department of the Attorney-General and Justice
Legal Services, Commercial Division
- Position number: 153907
- Position closes 19 November 2018
- $101,433- $113,600
- Full-time, fixed for 2 years
Primary objective: To provide the Northern Territory Government, it’s Authorities and its Instrumentalities with high quality legal services with respect to Commercial matters.
Context statement: The Commercial Division provides strategic commercial legal advice to the Northern Territory Government, its agencies and statutory bodies. The division applies a whole of Government perspective to its legal advice in areas including major infrastructure projects, land development and management, procurement and contracts, funding agreements, mining and resources, revenue law, native title and Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act matters, and a wide range of general commercial matters.
Key duties and responsibilities
- Provide legal advice and legal representation and report to Director of the Commercial Division on the progress of matters.
- Maintain a high level of knowledge of relevant areas of the law and of relevant practices and procedures.
- Provide a high level of service to clients.
- Provide timely, accurate and well researched legal advice.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing and prepare and present legal concepts, positions or factual analyses clearly and correctly.
- Represent the Solicitor for the Northern Territory, liaise with clients and deal with people and issues in a professional manner.
- Organise work so as to manage priorities effectively and meet deadlines.
- Accept responsibility for the content and presentation of all documents produced.
- Admission to practice as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory or eligibly for such admission (any person eligible for admission will be required to be admitted if appointed to this position).
- Well-developed experience in the practice of law in the relevant fields.
- Proven experience in the organisation and management of a personal legal practice.
- Good commercial drafting skills.
- Ability to negotiate effectively and to communicate in a professional manner.
- Ability to manage files in order to meet client needs and deadlines.
- Ability to cope with pressure and to work as part of a team.
- Experience using knowledge of the Territory, its laws, the workings of the Government and the development of legal policy in a practical way.
- Experience using computerised file tracking and time recording systems in a legal office.
Other information: The successful applicant will be required to undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history.