Clean Energy Jobs – Government Lawyer

Website Clean Energy Regulator

Job Description:

The Legal Services section reports to the General Counsel/Chief Risk Advisor and supports the operations of the Clean Energy Regulator through the provision of dedicated in-house legal services. The majority of the Section’s work relates to the interpretation and application of the climate change laws. In particular, this involves statutory interpretation, the exercise of functions and powers conferred by those laws and the enforcement of those laws.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide clear and practical legal advice on a wide range of CER-specific legislation and general Commonwealth legislation
  • Manage and develop relationships with internal stakeholders (including the development and delivery of training packages)
  • Support the Legal Services & Governance Branch in achieving the objectives, and delivering on the strategic direction of the Clean Energy Regulator.
  • Draft simple and complex subordinate legislative instruments, including (but not limited to) methodology determinations under the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011, and supporting explanatory statements
  • At the Executive Level 1 (EL1), undertake the duties at the APS 6 level and:
  • Provide expert advice and have extensive understanding of legislation and policy frameworks.
  • At the Executive Level 2 (EL2), undertake the duties at the EL1 level and:
  • Be a strategic specialist, providing advice that influences strategic direction and have excellent understanding of legislative and policy frameworks and Commonwealth government decision making.
  • Applicants should be admitted as a legal practitioner in the High Court or the Supreme Court of an Australian State or Territory and should hold, or be currently eligible to obtain, a restricted practicing certificate issued by the ACT Law Society.

Job Details:

Company: Clean Energy Regulator

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AU

Application Deadline: N/A

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