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Legal Officer - Native Title


Employer: Queensland South Native Title Services
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Indigenous, Legal & Human Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Brisbane & Gold Coast

Job posted on: 29 January, 2019.
Applications close: 12 February, 2019. (Expired)

  • Position Location: Brisbane
  • Employment Type: Full-time, Fixed Term Contract – 12 Months
  • Salary: $88,278.79 - $105,356.07 + 9.5% Superannuation (salary determined based on skills and experience)

Queensland South Native Title Services (QSNTS) is now seeking an experienced, talented and motivated Litigator to join our diverse legal team in our Brisbane CBD office.

About Us

QSNTS is a native title service provider funded by the Australian Government to assist Traditional Owners in the pursuit of their native title aspirations by providing a comprehensive range of statutory services under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).

About the Role

As a Legal Officer, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver comprehensive legal services that maximise the progression and determination of Indigenous land and water claims under the Native Title Act.

In this rewarding role, you will:

  • Assist in the preparation of claims for determination of native title, negotiations and legal proceedings, including trials
  • Assist with the representation of claimants in mediation
  • Liaise with native title groups and facilitate settlement negotiations with relevant stakeholders
  • Take accurate statements from potential witnesses
  • Perform analysis and produce reports to inform preparation of native title claims, and Indigenous Land Use and Future Acts agreements
  • Have knowledge of current Indigenous issues in contemporary society and a commitment to the principles of advocacy and self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

About you

The successful applicant will possess the following qualifications and professional experience:

  • Admission as a legal practitioner in Queensland and the Commonwealth
  • 3-5 years PAE in litigation, preferably within the native title area
  • Ability to critically interpret the law
  • Proven ability to strategise and plan prosecution of matters
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills of a high professional standard
  • A track record of working effectively both autonomously and in a team environment
  • Ability to work in a high pressure environment while managing competing priorities
  • Proficiency in the use of record management systems and Microsoft Office
  • A current open driver’s licence
  • The ability to undertake regular travel throughout Queensland.

QSNTS employees enjoy a host of generous employment conditions, including attractive salary sacrificing options.

A full Position Description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

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