Managing Law Clerk and Senior Managing Law Clerk State Solicitor’s Office Salary: Level 5 & Level 6, PS CSA Agreement 2019, $89,047 – $113,590 per annum Position number: Pool Ref 021140 Work type: Permanent – Full Time, Fixed Term – Full Time Location: Perth Closing date: 2021-02-15 4:30 PM (YYYY-MM-DD) Attachments: – job description form – managing law clerk l5 (generic).pdf – job description form – senior managing law clerk l6 (generic).pdf You can view and print these PDF attachments by downloading Adobe Reader . This vacancy has been extended. The new closing date is 4:30pm on Monday, 15 February 2021. About us When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focused organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live. The State Solicitor’s Office is the longest standing legal office in Perth having been established 1838. Today the Office is highly regarded as a leading legal service provider offering a broad range of legal services to the West Australian State Government and Ministers, and to over 120 client departments, instrumentalities and statutory corporations. Under the leadership of the State Solicitor, the Office: Provides legal advice across a diverse array of matters affecting Government Conducts litigation in Courts of all jurisdictions Conducts government commercial matters including negotiating minor and major economic and social infrastructure projects Provides representation as counsel in courts and tribunals of all jurisdictions Prepares a vast array of legal documents Works closely with Solicitor General of WA in relation to Constitutional matters Manages native title claims on behalf of the State The State Solicitor’s Office also advises the Attorney General on legal matters, including those relating to law reform. Centrally located in the Perth CBD, the State Solicitor’s Office has a staff contingent of approximately 275, including 172 lawyers, 9 law graduates, 3 professional assistants and 91 administrative, research, paralegal and support staff. About the role Do you have proven working knowledge and experience in procedural law? Are you experienced in leading and managing teams within a legal environment? The State Solicitor’s Office is seeking to recruit both developing and senior leaders of the paralegal industry, who will thrive in the dynamic environment of providing legal services to the Government of Western Australia. These leaders will be responsible for managing a team to provide appropriate support to the State Solicitor’s Office’s legal officers and clients, while ensuring effective working relationships are established and maintained between all members of the team and other State Solicitor’s Office workgroups. The Level 5 Managing Law Clerk is responsible for managing a range of complex legal files and providing high level paralegal assistance to senior legal officers. The Level 6 Senior Managing Law Clerk is required to manage complex legal files, and use independent judgement to carry out complex paralegal work, which would not normally be subject to review by senior officers. For a further overview of the responsibilities of these positions, please refer to the attached Job Description Forms (JDFs). The work is interesting, diverse and challenging, with at least two 12 month fixed term positions to be filled immediately across our range of teams, including: Litigation; Advice, Policy and Public Law; Native Title and State Lands; and Major Matters (administrator experience with electronic discovery software is highly desirable for this team). This pool will be open for a period of 12 months, and additional positions are also likely to become available throughout the term of this pool. About you Successful applicants will require excellent communication skills, together with proven working knowledge and experience in procedural law relevant to Civil Litigation. It is essential that you have sound knowledge and experience in both: the management of teams within in a legal environment; and the management of legal matters. Though these positions do not require the occupant to hold formal qualifications it is highly desirable that applicants have, or are undertaking, some form of related studies. Please note , this role does not meet the work placement requirements for a law graduate diploma in legal practice. Information on our Office’s Law Graduate Program is available on the State Solicitor’s Office pages on the Department of Justice website ( www.justice.wa.gov.au ) and further information can be obtained from our Workforce Coordinator on (08) 9264 1005. All employees are required to undergo employment screening, which includes a National Criminal History Check and other checks that may be relevant to the position requirements. How to apply Please ensure you review the attached JDF for further information about the selection criteria of the position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application. As we are recruiting for both Level 5 Managing Law Clerks and Level 6 Senior Managing Law Clerks please carefully read the instructions below, to ensure that you are providing all of the required information in your response. All applicants are required to submit: a current comprehensive CV detailing your paralegal and management experience, including the contact details of two referees; and a cover letter of no more than three (3) pages addressing: Which position/s you are applying for. Your proven ability to manage legal matters, specifically in relation to drafting complex legal documents and exercise independent judgement in the management of these matters. Your demonstrated ability to manage, guide, direct, motivate and develop others, and to lead with a positive, proactive and client focused approach. Those applying for a Level 6 Senior Managing Law Clerk position will be expected to demonstrate their ability to manage legal matters at a higher level than those applying for a Level 5 Managing Law Clerk position. Applicants who do not meet this criteria for our Level 6 Senior Managing Law Clerk positions may be invited to interview for our Level 5 Managing Law Clerk positions by the panel. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted . To submit your application click the “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted. Pool Recruitment The Department of Justice uses recruitment pools to build a bank of talent for future opportunities. When part of a pool you may be offered a permanent or temporary position, however an appointment is not guaranteed. This pool will be open for a period of 12 months from the date of first appointment. Permanent and fixed-term full-time appointments may be offered as vacancies arise. Candidate Search If required we may choose to supplement the field of applications by conducting a Candidate Search. Equity and Diversity The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce as a part of EEO Management Plan and its Aboriginal Workforce Development Strategy. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from a diverse field, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, young people and people with disability including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Further Information If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Alexia Christodoulakis, Assistant General Manager on (08) 9264 1877 for a confidential discussion.