The Victorian Inspectorate (Inspectorate) is the key body responsible for oversighting Victoria’s integrity regime. In addition to monitoring the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) to ensure that it carries out its statutory functions lawfully and with propriety, the VI also has specific responsibilities in relation to the Victorian Ombudsman, the Victorian Auditor General’s Office and, pursuant to the Major Crime (Investigative Powers) Act 2004, the Chief Examiner and Examiners. For the purposes of assessing statutory compliance, the VI also inspects the records and other documentation of those law enforcement agencies and organisations (e.g. Victoria Police, IBAC) permitted to use covert investigative powers such as telephone interceptions under the authority of relevant Commonwealth and State legislation.
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Department: Victorian Inspectorate
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1319726/VI0018
Closing Date: 25-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $81,354 - $92,304
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - Solicitor - VI0021.docx (Word, 42KB)

Application Form - Solicitor - VI0018 - Feb 2018 docx.docx (Word, 42KB)

Contact: Neal Jedwab
(03) 8614 3220

Position Details

An exciting opportunity exists as a VPSG4 Solicitor with the Victorian Inspectorate


In the role of Solicitor you will provide timely legal and strategic advice to the Inspectorate in the carrying out its various statutory functions, duties and responsibilities and in the exercise of its complaint and own motion investigation powers. To succeed in this role you will have demonstrated your legal experience in a law enforcement or regulatory environment and your capacity to establish and maintain productive and collaborative relationships with key Inspectorate stakeholders. 

  • Under limited supervision, provide authoritative advice and recommendations in relation to functions of the Victorian Inspectorate as directed including:
    • the monitoring of relevant activities and conduct of agencies and bodies monitored by and subject to oversight by the Inspectorate (e.g. IBAC, Chief Examiner, Ombudsman, the Auditor-General and the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner)
    • the review and assessment of the exercise of coercive powers by such agencies and bodies; in particular, the conduct of coercive examination hearings, including the consideration of associated documentation (e.g. statutory notifications, transcript, electronic records and other material and things) received by the Inspectorate;
    • the consideration, assessment and outcome of complaints received by the Victorian Inspectorate about such agencies and bodies;
    • the investigation (where appropriate) of the conduct of such agencies and bodies.
  • Carry out effective legal research and analysis and deliver timely, well-considered and supportable oral and written advice, recommendations, reports, submissions and memoranda on a broad range of complex matters relevant to the performance and functions of the Inspectorate.
  • Ability to work autonomously or as part of a responsive high performance team committed to securing organisational goals and objectives and which values inclusion, mutual support and assistance, constructive feedback and respect.

Please supply a letter of application, resume and application form.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 25 February 2018.

Other relevant information:

A comprehensive position description is attached. For further information regarding the Inspectorate please visit our website at For enquiries regarding the position please phone the contact on the position description. If you experience difficulties in applying online, please contact HR Shared Services on 1800 039 411. The Inspectorate values the contribution of all employees and fair and equitable treatment of all people is integral to all activities. As such, the Inspectorate offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.

Employment of successful candidates will be subject to:

  • Undertaking an oath or affirmation as prescribed in Section 30 of the Victorian Inspectorate Act 2011
  • Reference and criminal record checks. A Negative Vetting 1 Security clearance is mandatory and will be required to be maintained

The Inspectorate is committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information. The recruitment process and all matters relating to it are treated in the strictest confidence. Personal information received during the recruitment process will be managed in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act, 2014. You may request access to your personal information by contacting the Inspectorate.

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