Senior Commercial Lawyer

Have you been admitted or are you eligible for admission as a Barrister or a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria?

Do you have a sound knowledge of contract law and the requirements of the Victorian Government Purchasing Board, as well as an understanding of public and administrative law?

Interesting and varied work

Great team and working conditions

Melbourne CBD location, close to Parliament Railway Station

Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Ongoing - Flexible
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/931572
Closing Date: 23-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $116,863 - $156,387
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: 931572 - Principal Solicitor - Contracts VPS G 6 PD July 2018.pdf (PDF, 156KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jane Allan, Manager - Land Use Victoria Legal
(03) 9194 0318

Position Details

About us

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) brings together Victoria's planning, local government, environment, energy, suburban development, forests, emergency management, climate change and water functions into a single department to strengthen connections between the environment, community, industry and economy. It is tasked with ensuring that Victoria has the right conditions to enable economic growth, while delivering liveable, inclusive and sustainable communities.

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Position Purpose

The Principal Solicitor will provide high quality specialised legal services to Land Use Victoria's divisions of Land Registry Services and Strategic Land Assessment & Information including the Registrar of Titles, the Surveyor-General Victoria and the Valuer-General Victoria.

Accountabilities

The role will involve reviewing, providing advice on, drafting and negotiating a range of contracts and tender processes, including the Concession Deed relating to the commercialisation of services.

In addition, you will be asked to provide advice on highly complex and sensitive land registration, land administration and public law relevant to Land Use Victoria Legal's clients.

Specialist/Technical Expertise

Sound knowledge of contract law and the requirements of the Victorian Government Purchasing Board is necessary, as well as understanding of public and administrative law.

The candidate must be admitted or be eligible for admission as a Barrister or a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

This is an ongoing position. 

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the key selection criteria and any job requirements specified in the position description.

For a confidential discussion on the role please call Jane Allan, Manager Land Use Victoria Legal on (03) 9194 0318.

Applications close at 11:59 P.M. Sunday, 23 September 2018.


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