Job Details

Legal Counsel (Legislative Reforms and Advice)
• 2 Year Fixed Term Opportunity, VBA Grade 6
• Culture underpinned by ‘Building Confidence’
• Convenient location, close to public transport

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Department: Victorian Building Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CELS1024
Closing Date: 17-Dec-2017
Salary Range: $113,156 - $151,426
Job Duration: 2 Years
File Attachment: pd - cels - legal services - legal counsel - g6 - 1024 - october 2017 (004).docx
Contact: Dean Bozinoski, Legal Counsel
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Position Details

The Legal Counsel is a senior member of the VBA's Legal Services unit who is responsible for the provision of high quality, expert and authoritative legal advice to internal stakeholders on a diverse range of legal issues and to support the VBA's legislative reform, statutory interpretation and administrative law related activities.

 Key Selection Criteria

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

  • Demonstrated understanding of the legislative reform process and previous experience in advising on, and assisting in, the implementation of legislative reforms in a regulatory context.
  • Demonstrated superior understanding of administrative law and statutory interpretation principles.
  • Demonstrated experience advising on complex matters of statutory interpretation and administrative law in a government context.
  • Demonstrated superior understanding of the processes and key issues involved in prosecutions and disciplinary proceedings under the Building Act 1993 and related legislation.


Why work for the VBA?

Work for the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) and you will join a values-based organisation who invests in employees. Our value: 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
  • Amazing workplace in our award winning, heritage listed, 5-Star Green Star Docklands office
  • Employee learning and development opportunities


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

Salary Details

Salary in the VBA Grade 6 range of $113,156 - $151,426 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, 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
  • Candidates are not required to address all selection criteria, only those listed in the questionnaire. 
  • 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 midnight on Sunday 17 December 2017.

No agencies please.

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