Legal roles provision legal advice, prepare and draft legal documents, conduct negotiations on behalf of clients, and interpret, analyse, administer and review the law.

Legal Function

The Legal Function is responsible for performing legal activities on matters arising within the Australian Signals Directorate portfolio, and researching, preparing and reviewing legally-related documents, advice, briefs, correspondence and talking points.

Staff are required to have knowledge of and compliance to relevant legislative frameworks, government decision-making and Australian Signals Directorate’s mission and policy requirements.

Required Skills

  • Works independently
  • Extensive technical legal expertise and knowledge
  • Attention to detail
  • Clear and concise communication, both in writing and orally
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong research and analytical skills

Required Qualifications

  • Hold a relevant degree in law (or equivalent qualifications)
  • Hold a graduate diploma in legal practice (or equivalent)
  • Be admitted as a lawyer, legal practitioner, barrister, solicitor or barrister and solicitor of the High Court or Supreme Court of an Australian State or Territory
  • Be eligible to hold and maintain a practicing certificate in the jurisdiction in which they practice.

Jobs within this function

  • Legal Officer (ASD3, 4, 5 and 6)
  • Legal Officer (EL1 and EL2)
  • Legal Director (EL2)
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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connections to land, sea and communities. We pay our respects to them, their cultures and their Elders; past, present and emerging. We also recognise Australia's First Peoples' enduring contribution to Australia's national security.

Authorised by the Australian Government, Canberra