SES Band 1 Legal Counsel

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Your opportunity to join our dynamic leadership team as a Legal Counsel (SES Band 1)


The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources drives growth and supports economic growth and job creation for all Australians, by facilitating economic transformation and boosting business entrepreneurialism. We facilitate the growth and productivity of globally competitive industries, by bringing together industry, energy, resources and science.


We are seeking an experienced SES Band 1 General Counsel to lead the Legal, Audit and Assurance Branch and provide critical support for the delivery of key government and departmental programs and policies.


The successful candidate will provide high-level strategic support and management for a branch that oversees a number of essential functions, including:

  • In house legal services 
  • Internal audit
  • Fraud prevention
  • Freedom of Information


The General Counsel is a key member of the Corporate and Digital Division’s executive leadership team. You will drive the critical work of the department by providing expert legal and assurance advice in an often complex and sensitive environment.


In addition, you must be able to contribute to the strategic direction of the department, delivering reform and driving change.


Our ideal candidate will have highly developed liaison and negotiation skills, complemented with demonstrated management experience. You must be:

  • an innovative thinker, who has the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • able to harness information from a variety of sources and have well developed analytical skills
  • highly motivated and have an agile approach that enables you to anticipate opportunities and encourage creativity and innovative ideas
  • able to initiate and manage changes in your branch to ensure the team are focused on delivering high quality outcomes for the department.


Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Cultural and Linguistically Diverse people, and people with disability are highly encouraged because your diverse experience, perspectives, and background will strengthen our service delivery, productivity, capability and innovation.


The department has engaged Executive Intelligence Group (EIG) to manage the recruitment process. Before submitting your application to EIG, please obtain selection documentation from the EIG vacancies page Ref. No. 723. If, after reading the selection documentation, you require further information please contact Tricia Searson or Karina Duffey on (02) 6232 2200. 


Applications close Thursday 24 September 2020, 11.55pm AEST.

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SES Band 1 Legal Counsel

The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

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