RFS Level 10/11 Temporary full time role, for a period up to 11 February 2022 35 hour work week New building with modern facilities including on-site cafe Location: Headquarters, Sydney Olympic Park   For over 100 years, the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has been a vital part of the community, working hard to protect life, property and the environment from bush fires.  We are the world’s largest volunteer firefighting service, with over 76,000 members, proudly built on a strong tradition of service, trust, resilience, respect, and teamwork.   To hear more about the RFS, click  here .   About the role The Legal and Government Information Unit (LGI) within the NSW RFS is responsible for facilitating legal assistance as required by the Agency and responding to applications under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act). Currently, LGI also provides Ministerial and Parliamentary liaison services to and for the Agency, however this function will transfer to a new business unit as part of an organisational realignment. The unit also deals with matters arising under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 .   The NSW RFS is looking for a Legal and Parliamentary Liaison Officer to assist in the provision of legal, GIPA and (temporarily) ministerial and parliamentary services, located in our head office. The role is temporary, until 11 February 2022, to cover a parental leave period.   The primary purpose of the role is to provide guidance and assistance in complex legal matters and inquiries, including contract and procurement matters, coronial inquiries, litigation matters and general advice matters. The role also provides expertise and assistance with respect to GIPA and Privacy matters and assists with TMF claims. In the short term (until the function is moved as part of the Agency realignment), the role will also include supporting the Ministerial/Parliamentary requirements of LGI.   More information about the role can be found in the Role Description (noting that this will be updated as part of the Agency realignment).   Click here to download the role description.     You must meet the following essential requirements: An Advanced Diploma or degree (Legal or Policy) or equivalent. During periods of major fire activity, the incumbent may be required to support operational management activities consistent with their skills and background.     We are looking for a candidate who can:  Undertake legal research, provide legal guidance and facilitate legal advice from external legal providers as required by the Agency Show initiative, multi-task and prioritise workloads Develop and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders Communicate effectively at an advanced level Think and solve problems Maintain confidentiality and manage sensitive issues in a professional manner   We offer: Flexible work practices Attractive salary, superannuation and leave entitlements Location close to public transport Great team environment and collaborative workforce Learning and development opportunities Working for a highly regarded emergency service, where supporting our members and the local community are at the forefront of our business strategy   For further information, please review the role description or contact Lauren Smith  on 02 8741 4904 .   Applications Close: Thursday, 11 February 2021, 11:59pm   Applying for the role:  To apply for this role, you will need to submit an online application via  http://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/ , which includes responding to the targeted questions, and attaching the following PDFs : A cover letter (maximum one A4 page) A resume  which clearly details skills, experience and capabilities required for this role as per the role description. This should include  two referees , one of which is a current or recent supervisor, and their contact details. (maximum 5 pages)   Click here  for further information on applying for a role in the public sector.     Job Notes Prior to applying for this role candidates should download the Role Description. Candidates must demonstrate in their application how they meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements.  The NSW Rural Fire Service is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects the community we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ community, veterans, refugees and those with disability. Relevant criminal history, referee checks and prior employment checks will be conducted on recommended applicants. A talent pool may be established for future temporary and ongoing roles with similar focus capabilities. The talent pool may be available to hiring managers across the state over an 18 month period.   Relevant Information:   NSW Public Sector Capability Framework NSW RFS Code of Conduct and Ethics   Vacancy Reference: 21/09 Key Application Responses   Targeted Questions:   1. Please provide an example where you have successfully assisted in managing a government related legal matter, or a matter involving statutory interpretation. What was the matter? What steps did you take? What challenges did you face and how did you resolve these? (maximum one A4 page)                                               2. Please outline an example of your past work that demonstrated your ability to solve complex problems, deliver results and communicate effectively in a high pressure environment. (maximum one A4 page)