This recruitment process will be used to create a merit pool to fill current and future vacancies within the department.
A list of vacancies identified for immediate filling is available in the current vacancies document.
The Attorney-General’s Department performs a vast range of functions within Government and we are looking for high-performing candidates interested in working in the following areas:
Justice and Communities Group is responsible for key aspects of Australia’s justice system, including the federal courts, tribunals and the family law system. The Group is leading a range of high-priority reform initiatives, including First Nations justice initiatives under the National Agreement for Closing the Gap, as well as reforms to address sexual assault, family violence and elder abuse. The Group includes the National Office of Child Safety, which is overseeing implementation of Australia’s National Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Child Sexual Abuse -30. The Group is also responsible for a number of other important areas of law and policy, including native title, constitutional law and copyright law and policy. Lastly, the Group mangers the delivery of Commonwealth funding for legal assistance services, including through the National Legal Assistance Partnership with state and territory governments.
The National Security and Criminal Justice Group is responsible for a range of national security and criminal justice laws and policies, including transnational serious and organised crime, cybercrime, cross-border data access, anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism, counter-espionage and foreign interference, electronic surveillance and law enforcement and criminal intelligence powers. The Group is also responsible for casework associated with international crime cooperation, parole for federal offenders and the High Risk Terrorist Offender framework, and for coordinating security arrangements for government and major events. The Group supports the Attorney-General to oversee legal issues and frameworks in relation to national security, intelligence and law enforcement to ensure they operate in a manner which at all times respects the rule of law.
The Enabling Services Group supports the department’s corporate and organisational operations, including strategy and governance, human resources, corporate services, and information and communications technology. Our work ensures the department can deliver its policy and program objectives. We are seeking committed, collaborative, service-oriented individuals to help Enabling Services Group achieve outcomes in a professional and solution-focussed environment.
Who are we looking for?
We seek people who bring external ideas, diverse experience, and global perspectives, and are willing to explore innovative ways of working. People who work for us will display leadership at all levels, apply information effectively in order to solve problems, and work collaboratively to achieve outcomes.
The applicants we would like to attract will:
apply an adaptive and agile approach to their work
have a proven ability to deliver accurate and timely outcomes in a busy environment
excel at building and maintaining stakeholder relationships
value and explore innovation and diversity
lead and foster a respectful and positive workforce culture.
The range and nature of work within the Attorney-General’s Department requires a workforce that reflects our diverse society and the department provides a number of support mechanisms for employees.
As an AGD employee, you will:
be part of an inclusive and diverse work environment
receive a generous starting salary and work conditions
benefit from supportive learning and development
be supported by a range of active networks including the Indigenous Employee Network, the Celebrating Ability Network, the Women’s Network, the Pride Network and the Cultural and Linguistically Diverse Network.