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2019 - Attorney-General's Department Temporary Employment Register

Job no: 493428
Work type: Casual/irregular/intermittent, Full time and part time
Location: Adelaide, SA, Brisbane, QLD, Barton, ACT, Melbourne, VIC, Sydney, NSW, Darwin, NT, Canberra, ACT
Classification: APS Level 3, APS Level 4, APS Level 1-2 (Broadbanded), APS Level 5-6 (Broadbanded), Executive Level 1, Executive Level 2


Our purpose is to achieve a just and secure society.

Our department is the central policy and coordinating element of the Attorney-General's portfolio and provides advice to the Attorney-General.

Our department provides legal services, including constitutional advice, to government and agencies of government. We develop and implement policies and programmes to maintain and improve Australia’s legal and justice systems. The department also represents the Government in national and international legal and justice-related matters and forums.

Our department operates in a diverse and complex environment to address challenging issues. We have a highly-skilled and engaged workforce which includes specialists and practitioners in government law, justice and an experienced body of policy, programme and administrative officers. Our future success is dependent on a workforce that is agile, outward looking, engages more effectively with risk, and responds flexibly to our changing environment.

We offer our workforce:

  • an agile, flexible and inclusive environment that values and harnesses the contribution of people from different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives
  • challenging and fulfilling work with opportunities to learn from experienced public sector leaders
  • a workplace where employees are encouraged to balance their work and personal responsibilities and supported to gain valuable skills to achieve career goals
  • an environment where part-time and job share arrangements are supported.


The Attorney-General’s Department temporary employment register is open for candidates to register a general expression of interest (EOI) for employment with the department by submitting their details and resume using our online recruitment system. The temporary employment register enables the department to access appropriately skilled and experienced individuals at short notice for short term employment opportunities.

You should indicate the areas of work you have expertise and experience in, the areas you are interested in, and also your qualifications. Salaries for each classification are available in the Attorney-General's Department Enterprise Agreement, available on the department's website.

Please note, currently ongoing Attorney-General’s Department employees are not eligible for opportunities through the Temporary Employment Register. 

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