Legal Adviser - Public Law Team

Job Details
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Department: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1414252
Closing Date: 25-Aug-2019
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Legal Adviser, Public Law Team- OGC- VPS4 - August 2019.docx (Word, 188KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Eileen Whitten
(03) 9651 0361

Position Details

Provide high profile legal advice on public law matters in a fast paced environment

  • Be part of a high performing team in DPC's Office of the General Counsel
  • Deliver sensitive legal advice on public law matters, Executive government and parliamentary inquiries, whole of government litigation, and on integrity and accountability matters
  • VPS4 opportunity (ongoing position)

The Office of the General Counsel provides strategic legal and policy advice to the Premier, Special Minister of State and the Department. 

The Office is seeking a hard working lawyer with strong technical, analytical and conceptual skills, to be part of a dynamic team of lawyers.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Alissa Crittenden (Co-Manager, Public Law Team) on 03 9651 5685 or Linda Hansen (Co-Manager, Public Law Team) on 03 9651 1902. 

The closing date for this position is midnight Sunday 25 August 2019

How to apply:

Apply before the advertised closing date via the website

All applications should include:

  • a resume
  • 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.

Other relevant information:

Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role. We work for the people of Victoria by helping the government achieve its strategic objectives. We do this by supporting the Premier, Deputy Premier, Special Minister of State and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Equality, Minister for Veterans, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Minister for Women and Minister for Youth.

DPC is proud to participate in Recruit Smarter, an initiative of the Victorian Government to address unconscious bias in recruitment practices. For more information on Recruit Smarter, please visit or call 13 22 15.

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