Vacancies

The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s competition, consumer and regulatory agency. Our purpose is to achieve the best possible outcomes in competitive and regulated markets for the long-term benefit of New Zealanders.

Legal Advisor – 12 month contract

  • Official Information Act role
  • Full-time or reduced hours
  • Wellington based

We are seeking a talented Legal Advisor to work with the Legal team and our Support team to lead our responses to Branch OIA requests. You may be a recent graduate or have experience in practise, which you wish to develop through working in a busy public agency.

You will be responsible for providing oversight and coordination of OIA requests, and making early decisions or recommendations about the release of official information. Your legal expertise will be vital to this process, to help identify if further legal consideration is needed and to manage the process to the statutory deadlines.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • strong skills in administration and the organisation of information
  • proven experience in assessing information and shaping views and advice within a legal framework
  • a good understanding of the OIA and its processes
  • confident and clear communication skills both written and verbal
  • sound judgment
  • team working skills including the ability to work with others to deliver good decisions.

You will be part of a professional team in a collaborative and supportive work environment where people are passionate about the work that they do. The Commission offers a comprehensive induction programme along with ongoing opportunities for training and personal development.

Read more in the Schedule of Duties below, alternatively contact Janet Rees, Senior HR Adviser 04 924 3719 for more information.

To apply for this role please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining how you meet the above requirements to work@comcom.govt.nz.

Applications close at 5pm, Tuesday 27 February 2018.

Senior Telecommunications Lawyer, Regulation

  • Permanent position
  • Auckland or Wellington based

We are seeking a talented Telecommunications Lawyer to join our Legal Team. This role will contribute significantly to our high profile projects, such as a market study of mobile telecommunications and the creation of a new regulatory regime for regulating fibre services, as well as providing advice to existing projects across the full range of telecommunications regulation undertaken by the Commission.

To ensure your success in this role you will: 

  • have relevant experience in the telecommunications sector, whether in New Zealand or an overseas jurisdiction
  • be a sophisticated adviser
  • have excellent judgement in handling complex legal issues
  • be an excellent communicator
  • take a balanced approach to legal risk.

Your ability to form strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is vital. You will have in-depth knowledge and expertise in economic regulation, competition law or public law, and have a good understanding of economic principles, and statutory interpretation.

The Commission promotes work/life integration and is open to flexible working arrangements. We also have a focus on professional development.

Read more in the position description below, alternatively contact Nicola Gee, Senior Human Resources Adviser on 04 924 3795 for further information.

If this suits your skills and you are keen to apply for this opportunity, please send your CV and a covering letter to work@comcom.govt.nz

Applications close at 5pm, Tuesday 27 February 2018.

Senior / Legal Counsel, Regulation

  • 12 month fixed-term position
  • Wellington based

We have a fantastic opportunity for a lawyer to join our talented team to cover an internal secondment for 12 months.

This role will contribute significantly to our organisational reputation, and will be visible, proactive and trusted in all situations. To be successful in this role, your core strengths will include: 

  • being a sophisticated adviser
  • having excellent judgement in handling complex legal issues
  • being a good communicator
  • taking a balanced approach to legal risk.

Your ability to form strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders will be vital to your success in this role. You will have in-depth knowledge and expertise in economic regulation, competition law or public law, and have a good understanding of economic principles and statutory interpretation.

Experience in one of the regulated industries – electricity, gas, airports, telecommunications or dairy – would be an advantage.

The Commission promotes work/life integration and is open to flexible working arrangements. We also have a focus on professional development.

Read more in the position description below, alternatively contact Nicola Gee, Senior Human Resources Adviser on 04 924 3795 for further information.

To apply for this opportunity, please send your CV and a covering letter to work@comcom.govt.nz.  

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 26 February 2018.

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