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Senior Solicitor, Legal Services Unit, Corporate Services Group, Wellington

Department of Conservation
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Job Description

DOC's Legal Services Unit is looking for a senior solicitor with at least +6 years' experience.


The focus of the position is to provide legal support to the Department on security, information and risk management issues, and to provide advice on the Department' systems and processes.  Knowledge and experience in public law and OIA processes is essential. An understanding of the RMA would be desirable, as would experience working in Central or Local Government.


The position will be based in Wellington and the solicitor will work alongside other solicitors in the wider team.


We're looking for a team player who enjoys collaboration and is also capable of working on their own and on a variety of issues.

Flexible working hours are welcomed for discussion. In return we can offer you a great team environment and the opportunity to contribute to New Zealand being the greatest living space on Earth.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, and a current NZLS practising certificate (or eligibility to obtain one) is also necessary.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role/project description.

For any queries, please contact Monica Winder, or telephone 027 324 1125, quoting vacancy 100/2216.  

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 9 December 2019.

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.

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