Legal are responsible for the management of cases of potential Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs), and the provision of legal services to internal clients and external stakeholders across a range of areas of law. The position reports to the Senior Lawyer, EL1, but will be expected to work collaboratively with all the members of the team (including the Director Legal).
The APS 6 Lawyer will be responsible for provide high quality and timely legal advice to Sport Integrity Australia’s operational and support teams.
The successful applicant will have experience in at least one (1) the following areas of law:
- Litigation (litigation in a Government regulatory environment is desirable, but not required);
- Employment law;
- Freedom of Information and Privacy Law.
In addition, the successful applicant will have experience other areas of law relevant to Sport Integrity Australia’s work, for example, Commonwealth procurement and contracting, administrative law and statutory interpretation. The APS 6 Lawyer may also be required to assist with matters involving corporate and commercial law and intellectual property law. Experience in these areas is not required, but would be considered an asset.
Key duties and Accountabilities
Key duties include, but are not limited to:
- Providing high quality legal advice on a range of matters affecting the agency’s operations, including anti-doping rule violation matters, integrity issues, contractual and procurement matters, legal policy, administrative law, statutory interpretation, freedom of information and privacy matters;
- Providing advice about the Sport Integrity Australia Act 2020 (Cth) and its associated regulations, the National Integrity Framework, relevant Commonwealth and State legislation relating to privacy, Freedom of Information, child protection, anti-doping and integrity policies, and the World Anti-Doping Code and supporting guidelines and documents, and anti-doping case law;
- Assisting with the progression of anti-doping rule violations, including preparation of documents, the analysis of briefs and recommendations, and preparation for hearings (anti-doping and integrity) before the National Sports Tribunal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport and other sports tribunals;
- Reviewing and drafting documents in integrity matters, contracts and memorandums of understanding, internal agency policies and procurement documentation;
- Conducting legal research where required and assisting in training agency staff on legal issues relevant to the work of Sport Integrity Australia; and
- Working collaboratively with the other operational and support areas of Sport Integrity Australia, with external stakeholders including athletes and sporting organisations, and with other national anti-doping organisations globally including the World Anti-Doping Agency.
The key accountabilities include, but are not limited to:
- Providing high quality advice on a range of complex matters within tight timeframes;
- Balancing unpredictable workloads and work timetables;
- Ensuring all potential anti-doping rule violation matters and business support matters (such as procurement and Freedom of Information requests) are managed in compliance with relevant legislation and Government policies;
- Maintaining confidentiality at all times;
- Assisting in the development and maintenance of relevant policies, procedures, guidelines, high-level documents, briefs, papers and correspondence;
- Ensuring that APS Values and Code of Conduct are adhered to at all times;
- Endorsing and encouraging ‘best practice’ recordkeeping in accordance with SIA’s Record Keeping Policy and the Information Governance Framework; and
- Cooperating with the employer and comply with all relevant legislation and Sport Integrity Australia’s health and safety policies and Sport Integrity Australia’s ICT and Information Governance Framework.
Applications close 10 July 2022.View Document-1