E556


Deputy Chief Solicitor
Full-time Executive

Closes: 31 January 2020

Classification: Executive Level 3.1
Salary: $348,548 - $362,672 depending on current superannuation arrangements
Position No: E556
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised (Gazettal date): 13 January 2020
Contact Officer: Maria Batzogiannis on maria.batzogiannis@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 3734


The ACT Government Solicitor (ACTGS) provides legal services, including advice and representation to the ACT, its government agencies, Ministers and office holders.

The ACTGS is seeking a dynamic senior leader to fill the position of Deputy Chief Solicitor (DCS). The DCS is a senior government legal advisor, supporting the functions of the Chief Solicitor.

The DCS is responsible for ensuring responsive legal service delivery and providing strategic coordination and leadership across the breadth of ACTGS practice. The role is critical to ensuring that the interests of the Territory are protected.

Applicants should demonstrate exceptional technical and strategic acumen, excellent client management and communications skills with proven ability to lead and deliver high quality legal advice to clients.

Further information can be found on the ACTGS Website at www.actgs.act.gov.au.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

  1. Eligibility for admission as an Australian lawyer and to be local practitioner of the Australian Capital Territory.
  2. Experience in a similar role is highly desirable.

Remuneration: The position attracts a remuneration package ranging from $348,548 – $362,672, depending on current superannuation arrangements of the successful applicant. This includes a cash component of $282,476.

Contract: The successful applicant will be engaged under a temporary performance based contract for a period of up to five years. Prospective applicants should be aware that details of long-term engagements are tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly.

How to Apply: Applicants are to address the Selection Criteria located in the Position Description, and provide a current curriculum vitae and the names and contact of two referees.

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