Senior Lawyer

Department of Mines, Industry, Regulations and Safety

Location: Perth

Job Type: Full time


Permanent Appointment

An exciting opportunity is available to join a dynamic and hard-working team!

About us

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) supports a safe, fair and responsible future for the Western Australian community, industry and resources sector.

We lead with integrity, deliver on commitments, strive for excellence, and look for better ways of doing things.

Underlying everything we do are our values of being respectful, responsive, forward-thinking, transparent, fair, and ethical – these are driven by our staff who make DMIRS a success.

To learn more about the Department and what we have to offer, please visit our website.

The position

As a Senior Lawyer, you will be assisting Assistant General Counsel and the General Counsel to provide legal advice and conduct matters.

In this role, you will be advising upon a broad range of legal issues and conducting regulatory prosecutions and administrative law proceedings arising under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020.

You will work collaboratively with team members and clients to solve client legal problems and contribute to a collegiate and support team culture.

This position is located in East Perth (however, you may be required to work at other sites as required). Conveniently close distance from public transport and nearby City of Perth parking. Whether it’s enjoying the tranquil Queens Gardens or the riverside foreshore, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You will also enjoy onsite lifestyle facilities, including bike lockers, fully equipped change rooms and personal lockers.

Need further info?

Click on the Job Description Form (JDF) above or contact Alex Hay, Assistant General Counsel on (08) 9222 3184.

What are we looking for?

You must have a Degree in Law and be admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia or be a Legal Practitioner from outside the State whose qualifications for admission in Western Australia have been approved by the Legal Practice Board for this role.

To be competitive for this roles, please submit a detailed resume and covering letter (of no more than 3 pages) addressing the following requirements:

  • Bachelor of Laws Degree or equivalent and admitted or eligible to be admitted to practise in Western Australia with post admission experience practising in the areas of litigation, general commercial, mining and resources, administrative law, regulatory enforcement or another area of law relevant to the role.
  • Experience analysing legal problems and providing clients with practical solutions.
  • Good written communication skills demonstrating attention to detail and the ability to write for the particular audience.
  • Experience managing competing priorities and timelines.

Ready to join our team?

Click ‘Apply for job’ below, complete the online application form and attach documentation as requested above in the “what are we looking for?” section.

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We have also prepared an Applicant Information Pack attached below. You can also contact Uma Maregouni, Senior Human Resource Officer on (08) 9222 3129 or email for information about employment conditions and the application process.

All requirements, capabilities and pre-employment checks listed on the attached JDF will be assessed as part of the selection process.

Other benefits

  • Great work/life balance through flexible working arrangements (including flexitime and work from home) and leave options.
  • Opportunities for professional development.
  • An award-winning Health and Wellbeing program, including access to an affordable on site gym.
  • Salary packaging options.

Supporting a diverse workforce

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve and inclusive culture where all employees feel valued, respected and connected. Our workforce's diversity is our strength; it enhances our ability to be forward-thinking and responsive in the services we deliver to the Western Australian community.

Suitable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and youth may be given priority consideration over non diversity group applicants to achieve public sector outcomes. People with disability will be provided with reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

To keep up to date on activities and opportunities within the department you can follow us on Linked.

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies for appointment (permanent, fixed term, full-time or part time) throughout the department for the next twelve (12) months.

CLOSING DATE: 4:00pm on Monday, 1 May 2023 (WST)

Your application submission must be complete by the closing time, applications that are in progress or submitted after this time will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to ensure your application is submitted on time.

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