APS Level 2 - Legal Summer Clerk

at  National Health Funding Body

Woden, Australian Capital Territory, Australia - 00000

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Job Reference Number 22-LADIV-14433
Classification APS Level 2
Job Title Legal Summer Clerk (several positions)
Division Legal and Assurance Division
Branch Various
Section Various
Location Woden, ACT
Status Non-ongoing
Employment type Full-time
Salary Range $56,295 - $61,432
Desirable Qualifications Must be currently studying law.
Contact Officer Name: Maya Johnston
Email: maya.johnston@health.gov.au


  • Good legal research, analysis and writing skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with clients.
  • A commitment to team approach both within the section and in working with clients,

including the capacity to work cooperatively in a fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail, demonstrated ability to set

priorities, meet deadlines and work effectively under pressure.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of workplace diversity, workplace

participation and a safe working environment.
Application Response (Single page application)
Your application will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate that you possess, or have
the real potential to develop, the required skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications
to perform the role. These requirements are based on the information provided to you as
part of the job advertisement, in line with the APS Work Level Standards.
Applicants are required to provide a statement of claims framed around the key duties and
key capabilities. Your statement of claims should be no more than one page in total with a


be considered.


Responsibilities – As detailed in Section 28 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 while at

work, a worker must:

  • Take reasonable care for his or her own health and safety
  • Take reasonable care that his or her acts or omissions do not adversely affect the

health and safety of other persons

  • Comply, so far as the worker is reasonably able, with any reasonable instruction that

is given by the person conducting the business or undertaking to allow the person to

comply with this Act

  • Cooperate with any reasonable policy or procedure of the person conducting the

business or undertaking relating to health or safety at the workplace that has been

notified to workers

  • Complete all WHS related induction and training
  • Report all work related incidents and/or illnesses to the WHS Section


  1. Work with others towards Yes
    shared goals in a team environment
  2. Works in isolation from other No
    staff (remote supervision)
  3. Distance walking (ie: Large No
    building or inter-building transit)
  4. Works outdoors No
    18.Works in a call centre No
  5. Works in a customer service No
    Tasks Involving
  6. Exposure to chemicals No
  7. Exposure to biological hazards No
  8. Working at heights No
  9. Requirement to wear personal No
    protective equipment (PPE)
  10. Requirement for full Colour No
  11. Work with energetics and No
  12. Exposure to Petrol, Oil, Lubricant No
    Products that may cause
    dermatological conditions
  13. Exposure to extreme No
  14. Confined spaces No
  15. Exposure to Non-ionising No
  16. Excessive Noise No
  17. Low Lighting No


  1. Dangerous Goods/ Equipment No
  2. Exposure to airborne odours No



The Legal and Assurance Division is the department’s internal legal practice delivering legal
services across the wide spectrum of the Department’s activities. The department’s lawyers
work in an exciting, dynamic and intellectually challenging environment providing legal
services including in areas of law such as administrative law, biosecurity, compliance,
commercial law, information law, corporate governance and employment law. Legal and

Assurance Division is comprised of the following branches:

  • Advice and Legislation Branch (legal);
  • Corporate, Commercial and Litigation Branch (legal); and
  • Corporate Assurance Branch (non-legal).

The legal branches are the first point of contact for departmental staff requiring legal advice
and assistance. These branches are responsible for delivering a range of high quality, client
focused legal services to Portfolio Ministers, the Executive and other senior officers of the
Department on a broad range of complex legislative, program and policy issues affecting the
portfolio. The legal branches strategically manage legal risks to enable the department to
deliver its strategic and corporate priorities and ultimately, its vision.


The Corporate, Commercial and Litigation Branch provides strategic legal advice to the
Secretary, the Executive and the policy areas of the department, on matters of litigation,
dispute resolution, support for response to COVID-19 including the vaccine rollout,
commercial law, privacy, data sharing, employment law and corporate governance

(including statutory appointments). The branch is comprised of the following sections:

  • Commercial Law
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Legal
  • Governance and Employment
  • Legal Policy and Practice Management
  • Litigation
  • Privacy Law Advice and Legislation.

The Advice and Legislation Branch provides strategic legal advice and assistance to the
Secretary, the Executive and the line areas of the Department in relation to administrative
law, biosecurity, compliance and legislative development. The branch develops the legal
instruments for managing the COVID-19 pandemic, manages the Department’s FOI
processing and facilitates and coordinates the Department’s legislation program. The branch
advises on a broad and diverse range of the Department’s legislation including aged care,
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and Medicare. Key legislation includes the Aged Care Act
1997, Biosecurity Act 2015, Health Insurance Act 1973 and the National Health Act 1953.

The branch is comprised of the following sections:

  • Aged Care Law
  • Aged Care Reform
  • Biosecurity
  • Constitutional Risk Assessment
  • FOI Unit
  • Health Law Advice
  • Health Provider Compliance
  • Legislation Support.


Depending on the section, duties of the role may include:

  • Undertaking legal research in relation to requests for legal advice;
  • Creation and maintenance of litigation matter or other legal files;
  • Document management including assisting in discovery processes and production of


  • Maintenance of matter status reporting and court diaries;
  • Monitoring of mail inboxes;
  • Assisting with the procurement of external legal services and tracking of expenditure

for outsourced work; and

  • Provision of general administrative support.


Min:N/AMax:5.0 year(s)

Legal Services


Legal Services




Woden ACT, Australia