Deputy Associates and Associates

  • Federal Court of Australia
  • Mar 14, 2019
Full-time Family Law

Job Description

The Federal Court of Australia are seeking APS 4 Deputy Associates and APS 5 Associates to support Judicial Officers in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia jurisdiction. These roles will be based in the Sydney office. The APS 4 positions are non-ongoing, full-time for a period of 12 months with possible extensions up to 3 years, and the APS 5 positions may be the same or may be ongoing.

The duties of the APS 4 Deputy Associate are:

The Deputy Associate is part of a team who assist the Judge in the day-to-day management of Chambers and Court. The role of the Deputy Associate is to assist the Associate and deputise for them when they are on leave or on circuit.

  1. Undertake the Court Officer role.
  2. Assist the Associate in the day-to -day running of chambers including responding to enquiries.
  3. Manage chambers in the absence of the Associate.
  4. Assist the Associate in updating the Court’s case management system and the Judge in the preparation of orders
  5. and typing of judgments.
  6. Undertake legal research as required by the Judge.
  7. Other duties as required.

The duties of the APS 5 Associate are:

The Associate is part of a team assisting a Judge in the day to day management of Chambers and Court. The role of the Associate is to manage chambers and to supervise the Deputy Associate.

  1. Day-to-day running of chambers including responding to enquiries.
  2. Supervise the work of the deputy associate.
  3. Assist the Judge to manage the docket by preparing and managing matters waiting for hearing.
  4. Ensure the court’s case management system is up-to-date and assist the Judge in the preparation of orders and typing of judgments.
  5. Maintain court related relationships with various external stakeholders.
  6. Contribute to organisational forums working for better working practices .
  7. Other duties as required.

Salaries:

APS 4, Deputy Associate - $63,794 - $69,264 per annum, plus superannuation
APS 5, Associate - $71,152 - $75,445 per annum, plus superannuation

Eligibility

Employment with the Federal Court of Australia is subject to the requirement of the Public Service Act 1999. The following requirements also apply:

  1. Australian citizenship – the successful applicant must be an Australian citizenship, unless the Chief Operating Officer waives that requirement.
  2. National Police Check – the successful applicant must satisfy a Police Records Check, and may also be required to complete security clearances during the course of their employment.
  3. Health clearance – the successful applicant must be fit for duties and will be required to complete a health declaration and may be required to attend a medical assessment to confirm their fitness for duty.

Interested candidates who have received a redundancy benefit from an Australian Public Service agency are welcome to apply, but note that they cannot be engaged until their redundancy benefit period has expired, unless the Public Service Commissioner agrees.

Organisation Name

Federal Court of Australia

Contact Name

Beheshteh Gharakhan, (02) 9217 7253

Job Level

Any Level

State / Province / Region

New South Wales

Country

Australia