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Parole Board Secretariat; Operational Support Services; Brisbane

This is a role with a strong focus on administrative law as it relates to the proceedings and decisions of the Board. Its primary role will be the provision of information through evidence briefs for Board members on which parole application decisions will be based and the completion of complex legal documentation and correspondence. The role reports to the Principal Legal Officer and will provide significant assistance to staff in the Secretariat to ensure the Secretariat effectively meets its legal obligations.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Justice & Legal
Classification PO4
Workplace Location Brisbane Inner City
Job ad reference QLD/435669/22
Closing date 17-Aug-2022
Job duration
Contact person Linda Parker, Eden Ritchie Recruitment
Contact details Ph: (07) 3230 0029
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Applicants must have a law degree and admission as a legal practitioner. Civil litigation and/or Administrate law experience will be highly regarded.

Legal Officers are responsible for:
• Appearing on behalf of the Board and advocate on behalf of the Board in judicial review hearings in the Supreme Court and proceedings in other forums.
• Preparing evidence briefs on high harm prisoners for Board members through a full review of offender parole board files and any other relevant information available that will assist members of the Board in their decision making process and ensure a high degree of procedural fairness;
• Preparation of relevant documentation pertaining to the cancellation or amendment of a Parole Order in accordance with legal obligations and operational guidelines;
• Drafting administrative law advice including advice on matters that may result in or relate to applications commenced under the Judicial Review Act 1991;
• Assisting with the development and provision of training and briefing sessions to share and transfer specialist knowledge, expertise and skills across the Secretariat and related stakeholders in relation to administrative law practice and process.

To be considered for this role and have your suitability assessed, please apply online through the link on the Smart jobs website - www.smartjobs.qld.gov.au :
• Your current resume;
• A brief cover letter (1-2 pages maximum) telling us why you are interested in the role and outlining your knowledge, skills and experience.

Applications to remain current for 12 months. 

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