Register your Interest - Legal Officer Grade V - VI

Division:  Crown Solicitor's Office

Sydney, NSW, AU, 2000

Req ID:  51615

We are pro-actively creating a register of candidates interested in Senior Solicitor V and Principal Solicitor VI opportunities at the CSO. Applications are invited from Senior Solicitors who have experience and interest in the areas of law that the CSO practices in. Register your interest and the team will reach out to you when there is a vacancy that matches your skills and experience. 

We are currently in the process of collecting a list of individuals who are interested in potential future opportunities within our organization. At this stage, there may not be specific vacancies available. However, we welcome individuals who are passionate about contributing to our team to express their interest by submitting their details.


Salary Classification: Legal Officer Grade V (Base Salary of $138,596 - $ 141,313) and Legal Officer Grade VI (Base Salary of $ 148,885 - $152,021 ) 

Employment Status: Temporary Employment

An exciting opportunity to gain experience in the conduct of complex and highly complex legal matters (advice, transaction and/or litigation) working for the largest provider of legal services to the NSW Government and its agencies. Applicants will need to hold an unrestricted practising certificate (no requirement to engage in supervised legal practice) in order to supervise Junior Solicitors in the team.



About the NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office 
The NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office (CSO) provides high quality and cost-effective legal services to the NSW Government and its agencies. As a trusted legal advisor to the NSW Government, our principal role is to advise and represent agencies so that they can deliver policies, programs and projects in a lawful, effective and efficient manner.


We act with integrity and professional independence, guided by the government sector core values. We are focused on providing excellent client service and promoting a culture of continuous improvement. 


For more information about the CSO, visit the CSO website 


Role Description - Senior Solicitor V 

Role Description - Principal Solicitor VI

Role Description - Solicitor Advocate VI


Applicants should read the Role Description and consider the key accountabilities and pre-established standards (capability, knowledge and experience) when preparing their resume or curriculum vitae and cover letter.


Applicants must complete the online application form including:

  • Responses to the pre-screening questions
  • An up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae, which clearly details their capabilities, knowledge and experience relevant to this role
  • A cover letter, no longer than two pages that captures how their skills and experience are relevant and suit the role
  • A copy of Qualifications (if applicable).


Please Note:

  • Incomplete applications cannot be comparatively assessed and are unlikely to progress to the next stage (this includes responses to targeted questions).
  • All documents should be submitted in MS Office 2003-2013 or PDF format.
  • The selection process will include a range of capability-based assessments, including an interview to assist in determining the applicant’s suitability for the role.


For more information to support you in the application process, please follow the links below:

About the Crown Solicitor's Office

Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service

The completeness and relevance of your application will determine if your application progresses to the next stage.


CSO's commitment to diversity and flexibility
At CSO, we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce contributes to the success of our organisation and we are committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects our diverse society.

We believe that flexibility and a healthy life-work balance contributes to our success and the overall wellbeing of our people. We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and we are committed to offering flexible working arrangements where practicable.

We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the LGBTI community, culturally diverse people and other diverse communities.


Flexible working
The CSO has adopted a teams-based approach to flexible working. We recognise that everyone has different needs and preferences, and our flexible work culture allows you to adapt your work routine to suit you. We're all about flexibility, productivity and driving good client outcomes.

We have generous leave provisions available for our employees that acknowledge individual preferences and responsibilities including

  • up to 20 days recreation leave and 18 days flex leave /annum
  • up to 15 days sick leave and 2.5 days emergency/carers leave / annum
  • up to 20 days purchased leave / annum
  • up to 4 hours per week of study time

Balanced parental leave provisions including 14 weeks maternity leave and 2 weeks parental leave for parents without primary responsibility is also available. 


How we support health & wellbeing:

  • We offer an Employee assistance program to support the wellbeing of employees in the workplace and in their personal live - Our employees and their family members can seek advice and assistance to make general enhancements in their lives, or when they need extra support or are experiencing difficult circumstances. Coaching and advice is also available on a range of wellbeing areas including mental health, relationships, friendships, sleep, nutrition, or managing finances.
    Additional coaching services are also available for people leaders and executives to learn and implement best practices to manage their team's wellbein
  • Flu Vaccination program
  • Fitness passport program - discounted workplace health and fitness program available staff and their families


If you require a reasonable adjustment to the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

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