Legal Adviser / Policy Officer

This vacancy is part of the RecruitSmarter CV De-Identification trial. Please see information below regarding the changed application process. We strongly encourage you to provide as much information as possible in the online form. Interviewees will be selected from the information in this form only.
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Department: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Work Type: Other
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1301600
Closing Date: 22-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $79,955 - $90,716
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position description VPS4 Legal Adviser - Policy Officer.docx (Word, 226KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Eileen Whitten
(03) 9651 0361

Position Details

Legal Advisers and Policy Officers - VPS Grade 4

Exciting opportunities exist for Legal Advisers and Policy Officers on an ongoing or fixed term basis to be part of a high performing team in the Office of the General Counsel at the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) where you will deliver sensitive legal policy and legal advice to the Premier and other DPC Ministers on key civil, criminal and whole of government legal issues.

The Office of the General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel navigates legal and policy challenges with technically outstanding legal advice and practical, evidence-based solutions.  We deliver legal advice and policy reforms from the centre of Government and provide legal advice to our Ministers and the Department  as well as performing an in-house legal advice function for the Department's diverse internal operations.

Reporting to the Secretary of DPC, our General Counsel has management responsibility for the Office assisted by an Executive Director, three Assistant General Counsel and four teams led by Managers. These teams are:

  • Legislation & Policy
  • Corporate
  • Legal Policy
  • Public Law

Opportunities

There are a number of current and future opportunities within the Office of General Counsel for Legal Advisers and Policy officers. We are recruiting to fill current vacancies and intend to also create a pool of suitable candidates to draw from as vacancies arise.

Your application

You may wish to indicate in your application if you have a preference for a particular role or a specific team within OGC however this is not required.  You may also wish to indicate that you would like to be considered for both Legal Adviser and Policy Officer roles.

The closing date for this position is midnight Sunday 22 October 2017.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Process:
 
The Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) is proud to participate in RecruitSmarter, an initiative of the Victorian Government to address unconscious bias in recruitment practices.

All DPC policy and project roles advertised at the VPS4 and VPS5 level, will now participate in the Recruit Smarter CV De-Identification trial.

Under the trial, your name, gender, address and where you obtained your university degree, will be de-identified in the first instance of the recruitment process. Should you be selected for interview, the Hiring Manager will then receive access to view your full resume and covering letter that you may have submitted for the role.

  • Apply before the advertised closing date via the http://careers.vic.gov.au website
  • Complete the online application form - we strongly encourage you to provide as much information as possible in the online form. Interviewees will be selected from the information in this form only.
  • Attach a resume
  • Attach a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)

Please refer to the contact on the position description if you have any questions regarding the job vacancy.

For more information on RecruitSmarter, please visit www.vic.gov.au/recruit-smarter or call 13 22 15.


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