Director, Civil Law
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 19 July 2019

Classification: Senior Officer Grade A
Salary: $145,048
Position No: 46234
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised (Gazettal date): 09 July 2019
Contact Officer: Rebekah Smith on rebekah.smith@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 0005

Details: Legislation, Policy and Programs is seeking a highly motivated person to head up its Civil Law team. The Civil Law team provides policy advice and project management to the Directorate on a broad range of civil and administrative law topics. The Director provides high-level management of the team, and facilitates skills development for all team members. The Director is also responsible for individually delivering critical legislation projects and briefings.
The key duties and responsibilities include:
  • Provide overall strategic leadership for the team;
  • Manage staffing and work planning for the Civil Law team;
  • Develop team capacity and ensure timely delivery of outcomes in relation to a range of policy projects, including: legal assistance services; courts and tribunals legislation; property law and relevant regulatory laws; a variety of administrative law topics, including human rights, privacy, copyright and Births, Deaths and Marriages;
  • Represent Legislation, Policy and Programs at Executive level meetings, stakeholder meetings, and on inter-directorate and inter-governmental projects.
The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Applicants should be able to demonstrate a high level of experience in policy and legislation development, and a solid background in general/public law and policy. Relevant tertiary qualifications and experience in appropriate field would be highly desirable.
Note: This is a temporary position available immediately for up to six months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.
How to Apply: Please provide a current curriculum vitae, the name and contact details of two referees, and a supporting statement of one page outlining practical experience and examples related to the role.
Applications should be sent to the Contact Officer.


This is a temporary position available immediately for up to six months.

Career interest categories:

Administration and Governance
Leaders and Senior Management
Legal and Courts
Policy, Programs and Projects