Department of Regional NSW
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Senior Legal Officer, Commercial & Property

Senior Legal Officer, Commercial & Property

  • 494368
  • Legal and Justice
  • Role located in either of our 4 major hubs – Armidale, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo or Queanbeyan
  • Enjoy flexibility, innovation focus and interesting work within a strong team culture
  • Generous remuneration package. Starting salary from $123,500pa (plus super and annual leave loading)

Department of Regional NSW is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses. 


We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role. 


In your new role as Senior Legal Officer you will provide high level legal advice and drafting services in the area of commercial and real property law to contribute to the work of the Commercial team in servicing key client areas. As part of your role you will assist Departmental staff with the negotiation of commercial transactions and agreements to inform better decision making.


What we are looking for:

Our preferred candidate will be capable of building trusted relationships with clients and be self-sufficient and self-motivated with the confidence to work independently. They will have attention to detail and a genuine passion for law in a government context. They will have proven networking ability with a strong customer focus.


Ideally, we would love for someone to have experience working within both property and commercial law, however this is not essential.


In addition, the successful candidate will have:

  • Eligibility to hold a current practising certificate as a solicitor in NSW
  • Ability to conduct contractual negotiations and to make sound commercial judgements to achieve government objectives
  • Thrive in an environment that values autonomy, independence a strong work ethic and culture
  • Excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills
  • The ability to manage and prioritise your own activities to meet program schedules


For further information about the role please contact Lesley Skinner on or at 02 6391 3328 and click here to view the role description.


What's on Offer?

  • We value our people. Work is meant to be enjoyed! We believe in a flexible and relaxed working environment allowing people to operate in a manner that cultivates a friendly culture and reduces stress levels.
  • A culture of ambition, support, and inclusivity. We are passionate about what we do, and we want to work with those who share that same drive. We promote an open-door policy and encourage collaboration between all staff. We also love an opportunity to socialise and share the firm's success through our regular morning teas and "down-tools afternoons."


Applying is Easy!

To apply simply attach a current resume (of no more than five pages) plus a cover letter (no more than two pages) which demonstrates how your previous experience and capabilities make you an ideal candidate for this role.


Closing Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021 at 11pm


A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. If you are viewing this advertisement on LinkedIn, please click ‘Apply’ to access more information about this role via the I Work for NSW website.

Closing date: May 12, 2021

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