Job Details
  • Reference381096A_1632863994
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted22 days ago
  • ConsultantSharrane Martin

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage a Legislative Officer on a contract for 6 months with potential extension of 12 months.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Legislative drafter is responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Under limited supervision:
    • draft non-complex and complex legislative and non-legislative instruments;
    • prepare drafting-related or general advice;
    • provide legal-policy advice in relation to the preparation of regulations under the Act and other legislative and non-legislative instruments.
  • As appropriate apply precedents and plain English drafting techniques to produce drafts that are clear, accurate and legally effective paying close attention to details.
  • Under limited supervision, give general advice to officers in relation to legislative procedure and policy, based on a sound understanding of the legislative process.
  • Carry out legal research.
  • Work collaboratively and dynamically to progress the performance of the department legislative drafting function, promote department's strategic direction and demonstrate client's values.
  • As a subsidiary role, working with client's officers on instructing the Office of Parliamentary Counsel on the drafting of regulations, to ensure that technical policy takes account of legal risks and issues and that drafting instructions are appropriate;
  • Promote workplace safety, equity and diversity and participative management and environmental management practices in the workplace and act in accordance with client's Values and Behaviours.

Mandatory skills:

The candidates must demonstrate they meet the following mandatory qualifications and/or experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications in law and admission as a legal practitioner of the High Court or a Supreme Court of a State or Territory.
  • Demonstrated extensive experience and knowledge of legislative drafting.
  • Knowledge of the legislative process including the operation of the Legislation Act 2003.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing effective legal advice and assistance to non-legal managers and staff in a complex technical context, including demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills to solve complex legal problems.

Desirable attributes:

  • Highly developed interpersonal and (written and oral) communications skills with an ability to prepare and present complex recommendations and briefings that will influence decision makers.
  • Demonstrated or sound understanding of the machinery of government, the policy process and key legislation underpinning the operations of the Agency.
  • Understanding of Australia's civil aviation legislation and client's regulatory philosophy.

Mandatory Requirements:

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident.
  • A National Police Check is required prior to candidates commencing work.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Sharrane Martin on 02 6268 9726 or email for further discussion.