Job Details

Senior Lawyer
Seeking an experienced prosecutor. Experience in a regulatory enforcement context is highly desirable.
Culture underpinned by Building Confidence.
Convenient location, 3-minute walk from Southern Cross Station!

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Department: Victorian Building Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1752
Closing Date: 24-Mar-2019
Salary Range: $96,942 - $117,293
Job Duration: N/A
File Attachment: pd - senior lawyer, practitioner discipline.docx
Contact: Julia Capuano
Contact Details: 9618 9085

Position Details

We are seeking an experienced Senior Lawyer who supports the Practitioner Discipline Unit to deliver the Victorian Building Authority's (VBA) core disciplinary function. The role will provide solicitor advocacy services across disciplinary hearings and case managing complex legal activity relating to the conduct, performance and practising ability of building and plumbing practitioners regulated under the Building Act 1993.

The Senior Lawyer is responsible for applying principles of procedural fairness, administrative law, legislative interpretation, corporate governance and probity to undertake a detailed review of practitioner submissions, examining evidence and assess competing arguments against legislation to make sound recommendations.

Key Selection Criteria

To be successful in this position, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Admission or eligibility for admission to the legal profession in an Australian jurisdiction (that is, an Australian lawyer) is required;
  • Proven experience working within a disciplinary or prosecutorial setting, applying principles of procedural fairness and impartial decision making to disciplinary or investigative processes within a Regulatory regime or law enforcement environment;
  • Sound working knowledge of administrative law, the law of evidence and the principles and procedures that apply to practitioner discipline and best-practice case management strategies;
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical and systematic thinking skills, with demonstrated ability to interpret and apply legislation, examine evidence and make sound recommendations;
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders; and
  • Proven case management, ability to multi-task and prioritise workloads.

Why work for the VBA?  

At the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), you will be part of a values-based organisation that invests in its employees. We Problem Solve, We Work as One and We Deliver.

Benefits of working for the VBA include:

  • Flexible working arrangements;
  • Employee health and wellbeing initiatives; and
  • Employee learning and development opportunities.

To find out more about why it's great to work for the VBA, visit 'Careers' at

Salary Details

Base salary in the Grade 5 range of $96,942 - $117,293 per annum (plus 9.5% super) will be negotiated with the successful candidate, depending on skills and experience.

Application Process

For full job details and to apply, click ‘Apply Now' below.

The VBA job application process requires you to:

  • Upload your current resume, cover letter, proof of your right to work in Australia (citizenship or residency document or Australia working visa) and any qualifications relevant to the role.
  • Complete the questionnaire provided after you click ‘Next' at the bottom of the application page.
  • Only electronic applications submitted via will be accepted.
  • Standard recruitment practice applies, which may include interviewing, skills/competency testing, reference checking and/or other selection processes.


Applications due by 11:59pm Sunday 24 March 2019.

No agencies please. 

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