Assistant Parliamentary Counsel (Grade 1)


The Office of Parliamentary Counsel (OPC) is seeking highly motivated lawyers who are looking for a career as a legislative drafter.


As a legislative drafter, you will work in a vital role at the centre of government, drafting Bills for introduction into Parliament and/or legislative instruments.


Our drafters work on diverse subjects and much of the drafting work is high profile.


You will work very closely with a highly experienced legislative drafter providing legislative drafting services. You will contribute to the drafting of Bills and instruments, but primarily be expected to acquire the skills required to provide legislative drafting services.


Important skills needed for a career as a legislative drafter are:

(a) analytical, problem-solving and legal skills; and

(b) oral and written communication skills; and

(c) interpersonal and team participation skills; and

(d) judgement; and

(e) learning skills and development potential.


You must provide details of your full academic tertiary results. This document contains information about the position, applying for the position and working in OPC.


For basic information about how to apply for the position, see the boxed text on the below PDF.


For details of other matters, including the duty statement, remuneration and the selection process, see the Appendix.


The closing date for applications is: COB on Thursday, 18 March 2021.

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