Principal Solicitor – (Temporary Role)
Why NSW Treasury
NSW Treasury leads the economic, jobs and investment conversation across New South Wales (NSW). From its position at the centre of government, Treasury drives the economic development strategy to guide the State’s growth for the benefit of the people who live, work and study in NSW. Its work includes boosting trade, investment and tourism, developing industry, supporting jobs growth, improving service delivery to the community and increasing living standards, now and into the future.
NSW is made up of a diverse community with different needs. It is crucial for us to understand and involve the voices of these communities that we serve, design and create policies for. We believe a diverse workplace, where the best people for the job collaborate towards great outcomes, is a world-class workplace. Therefore, we are always on the lookout for people who can bring diverse perspectives that reflect NSW communities to ensure we are effective in the work we do.
We’re committed to building a culture of highly engaged and talented people, all working together in a collaborative and high-performance culture that facilitates career mobility and diversity. Our culture is underpinned by the NSW Public Sector core values of Excellence in Service, Integrity, Accountability and Trust and a clear set of expected behaviours.
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Office of the General Counsel (OGC)
The OGC is responsible for providing independent legal advice to the Treasury Cluster Ministers and NSW Treasury. The OGC:
The Commercial Transactions Unit leads the State’s major asset transactions which have included the NSW electricity networks, the WestConnex motorways and the commercialisation of other significant assets.
The role of the Principal Solicitor, reporting to the Deputy General Counsel - Transactions & Governance, is a newly created position to support the OGC’s strategic role in advising the Commercial Transactions Unit and providing legal support on transaction projects. In this role, you will provide timely and expert legal advice and other support to Treasury, in particular to the Commercial Transactions Unit, on a broad range of legal, legislative and policy issues, on a whole of government basis, and undertake diverse and complex legal and governance analysis on commercial transactions and projects.
Key Skills and Experience
To be eligible to apply for employment within NSW Treasury, candidates must be an Australian citizen, have the status of permanent residence in Australia or have unlimited working rights in Australia.
How to Apply!
Please submit your application for the role via https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au. Please ensure you read the role description thoroughly before applying. Your application should include:
Should you require additional information prior to making an application please contact in confidence: Prony Melvin email@example.com.
Applications close: AEST 9:59am Friday, 16 October 2020.