Senior Dispute Resolution Officer

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

Our work supports a range of diverse portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We also oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do.
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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/017320E
Closing Date: 25-Sep-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD-017320 - Senior Dispute Resolution Advisor_Lawyer - JIBE.docx (Word, 116KB)

Contact: Elizabeta Galevska

Position Details

  • Salary: $103,920-114,828 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing role
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Hybrid mix of working at 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne and working from home

The Team

The position of Senior Dispute Resolution Advisor/Lawyer forms a part of the Jobs, Innovation and Business Engagement group and Victorian Small Business Commission branch.

The Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC) aims to ensure a fair and competitive environment in which small businesses can grow and thrive. 

The Role

Working within the Dispute Resolution Services Team at the Victorian Small Business Commission, this role will manage a range of business-related disputes and provide high quality assistance and advice to help prevent and resolve disputes. 

  • Manage more complex disputes providing information and assistance to businesses on compliance with relevant legislation.
  • Provide high quality assistance and advice to businesses, their representatives and other stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of the legislation within the jurisdiction of the Commission together with other relevant legislation

The Candidate

The successful applicant will be passionate about alternative dispute resolution and keen to contribute to the Commission's important work supporting Victoria's small businesses. This role also provides technical and legal advice to staff within the broader Commission and directly to the Small Business Commissioner, particularly in retail leasing.

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Elizabeta Galevska, Manager, Dispute Resolution on

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, in line with the Chief Health Officer (CHO) Directions and any other legislative requirements, directions, policies or procedures, including but not limited to any requirement to provide evidence of vaccination status.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department. For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

Please note: If you require an adjustment to participate in any stage of the recruitment process or have a particular requirement to be communicated with by either telephone or email only, please notify the DJPR Recruitment Team at with the position number in the subject line.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 25 September 2022.

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