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Senior Legal Officer

Australian Public Service (APS) - Australia,

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The Senior Legal Officer works under direction from the General Counsel and liaises closely with other staff as required.

As a Senior Legal Officer within the APVMA's in-house legal team, you will provide high quality, accurate legal advice and support to the Authority across all operational areas.

You will be able to demonstrate strong legal and analytical skills, excellent communication skills, and experience in the key areas of law relevant to the APVMA including statutory interpretation, administrative law, regulatory strategy, legislative drafting and commercial law or a capacity to develop an expertise in these areas.

As a Senior Legal Officer, you will work with independence appropriate to your classification level, against established priorities, practices and methodologies to deliver quality legal outcomes.

You will need to develop an in-depth knowledge of the role and functions of the APVMA and maintain awareness of the legislation and legislative instruments administered by the Authority, as well as maintain expertise in relation to legal skills

The key duties of the position include
Under direction of the General Counsel and, as part of the Office of the General Counsel, your duties may include:

• Providing high quality, timely and strategic legal advice and support on a range of routine and complex administrative law, statutory interpretation, compliance, enforcement, privacy and commercial law issues relevant to the APVMA

• Drafting and developing legislative instruments, operational guidance materials and regulatory documents and instruments

• Building and maintaining professional and effective working relationships at all levels within the APVMA and external agencies, including external legal providers

• Contributing to the development and/or supervision of junior officers and/or the delivery of legal training to areas of the APVMA in support of their legal needs; and

• Supporting the Office of General Counsel in achieving its objectives and delivering on the strategies of the APVMA's Operational Plan.