NSWCC Project - Paralegal

Exciting and challenging opportunity to work in a specialist law enforcement agency, Sydney CBD location
The NSW Crime Commission
… is established to investigate and disrupt organised crime and other serious criminal activity and to pursue confiscation of the proceeds of crime. The Commission is structured into a number of sections consisting of operational divisions, support teams and specialist units. The function of the Financial Investigations Legal Team, which exercises independent professionalism at all times, provides legal services (including legal advice, litigation services and transactional legal work) to the Commission, primarily to the Commission’s Financial Investigations Division. Significant aspects of the work include: conducting confiscation litigation; supporting the Commission’s financial investigations, including the conduct of coercive examinations; advising on legal compliance; and preparing and making applications for statutory warrants and Court orders on behalf of the Commission.

About the role
The Paralegal is responsible for providing sound administrative and paralegal assistance to support effective and efficient legal services within the Commission. The Paralegal may be assigned to the Legal Unit or an operational team (e.g. Financial Investigations).

Essential Requirements
  • Paralegal or administrative experience in a high volume work environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to provide high-level customer service and liaise effectively with legal professionals
  • Sound research, analytical and problem-solving skills; excellent computer skills
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise a range of tasks for stakeholders at various levels
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and with minimal supervision
  • Ability to deal with and maintain confidential and sensitive information with tact, discretion and judgement
  • Ability to quickly acquire an understanding of the legal environment, court operations, relevant legislation, and related law enforcement agencies
  • Understanding of the role and functions of the Commission.

Key Challenges
  • Maintaining high-level attention to detail
  • Delivering high quality outputs, sometimes within tight or urgent timeframes and conflicting priorities
  • Readily adjusting to changes in technology, legislation and policy
  • Working collaboratively within a small, professional team
  • Maintaining a sound knowledge of legislation, policy, and procedures that have implications for day-to-day work
  • Demonstrating a high level of tact and discretion at all times; sharing information appropriately in a team setting while maintaining confidentiality and secrecy of certain matters

How to apply
Please email NSWCrimeCommission@hays.com.au to receive the role description, instructions and documents on how to apply. Applications will not be accepted via the ‘Apply Now’ button. Closing date: 11:59pm (EST) on Monday 22nd August 2022.

LHS 297508 #2688290


Job Type
Government & Public Services
NSW, Sydney CBD
From $74,117 to $81,158 per annum, Grade 3-4, (excl super and leave l
Closing date
22 Aug 2022

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Corinne Peatman, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Sydney
Level 13, Chifley Tower, 2 Chifley Square

Telephone: 0282269617