Senior Police Lawyer

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20034424C
Closing Date: 17-Feb-2019
Salary Range: $84,019 - $95,329
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: PD C3283.docx (Word, 431KB)
Job Specification

VPS Application Form 20034424.docx (Word, 639KB)
Self Assessment

Contact: Kathryn Kwas
(03) 9247 3276 or kathryn.kwas@police.vic.gov.au

Position Details

About the role:
The Employment Law Unit services the entirety of Victoria Police, providing legal advice on a range of employment, industrial and occupational health and safety issues. The Unit also manages complaints and litigation arising out of the employment relationship, complaints and litigation initiated by members of the public where brought under federal or state discrimination legislation, and litigation involving WorkSafe.

Your duties will include:

  • Responding to complaints made to federal and state human rights commissions, including appearing on behalf of Victoria Police in the commissions' dispute resolution processes;
  • Managing litigation initiated in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the courts, which may include appearing on behalf of Victoria Police;
  • Drafting advice, correspondence, legal documents and briefings to senior management;
  • Collection and analysis of evidence in litigated matters;
  • Other duties and involvement in projects as directed.


As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Been admitted to practice as an Australian Lawyer and possess, or be eligible to obtain, a current unrestricted practising certificate;
  • Knowledge of and/ or experience in employment law (knowledge or experience in equal opportunity and Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) laws in particular is an advantage);
  • Some knowledge of Victoria Police's operating environment and structure;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • The ability to work collaboratively and develop good relationships with colleagues and internal and external stakeholders;
  • Strong organisation and file management skills;
  • Strong time management, the ability to prioritise competing tasks and to work to strict deadlines;
  • Ability to work with limited supervision, be proactive and be a team player;
  • Resilience, enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • This position is located at the Victoria Police Centre, 637 Flinders St, Docklands 3008.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form - attached to the job advertisement.


Applications close midnight, Sunday 17 February 2019
- No applications will be accepted via email.

For further information on this role please contact: Kathryn Kwas, Supervising Lawyer, on (03) 9247 3276 or via email kathryn.kwas@police.vic.gov.au.

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au.

About Us:
Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. 

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. 

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: http://www.policecareer.vic.gov.au


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