Solicitor, Legislation

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.

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/028779E
Closing Date: 06-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Solicitor Legislation VPS4 - September 2022.doc (Word, 159KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Dan McNamara
0436 682 443

Position Details

  • Salary: $90,067 - $102,192 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing role
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: 1 Spring Street, Melbourne (flexibility may be available)

The Team

The position of Solicitor, Legislation forms a part of the Legal and Legislation branch within the Corporate Services group.

The Group

The Corporate Services Group actively supports Ministers and DJPR portfolio groups to create the conditions for sustainable economic development and employment growth.

The Group works collaboratively to deliver integrated and operational functions across the department, leading the development of governance, people, culture, systems and capability.

Corporate Services comprises Business Improvement; Financial Management; Information Services; Investment and Procurement; Legal and Legislation; Ministerial and Portfolio Services; People and Culture; and the Service Centre.

Corporate Services delivers service excellence through collaboration with DJPR partners, stakeholders and clients.

The Branch

The Legal and Legislation Branch provides legal advice and legislation services to the department and its ministers. This includes the drafting of commercial and other agreements, review of contracting and grant arrangements, advice on dispute resolution and management of litigation as well as advice on statutory decision making and statutory interpretation.

The Role

The Solicitor position will be responsible for providing legal advice across the department's portfolios and assisting with the development of legislative proposals. Legal work is focused on the department's portfolios and legislation program, including the development of Bills, regulations and other statutory instruments.

The role also involves advising on administrative law and public law matters for a diverse client group including regional staff, policy officers and administrative decision makers.  The position holder will undertake research and analysis of complex legal and legislative issues, and will prepare legal advice, reports, briefs and correspondence.

The successful applicant will undertake a wide variety of work across the Public and Administrative Unit, with primary responsibility for advising on and developing legislation.

Are you?

Seeking an opportunity to learn, grow and achieve?

Looking for a challenge, variety and flexibility?

Enthusiastic and self-motivated?

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Dan McNamara, Principal Solicitor, Legislation on 0436 682 443.

Current VPS employees are encouraged to apply through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE).

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. To be eligible for this position you must hold the mandatory qualification as outlined in the position description. 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 recruitment@ecodev.vic.gov.au 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 6 October 2022.


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