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Senior Lawyer
• Ongoing, Grade 5 position
• Culture underpinned by 'Building Confidence'
• Convenient location, close to public transport

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Department: Victorian Building Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CP/LS/1346
Closing Date: 30-Mar-2017
Salary Range: $90,890 - $109,969
Job Duration: N/A
File Attachment: pd - c&p - legal services - senior lawyer - g5 - 1346 - 20170316.docx
Contact: Robert Dalton - Legal Counsel
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Position Details

We are seeking an experienced Senior Lawyer who will have the conduct of litigation matters and appeals before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), courts and other tribunals. 

This position also supports the VBA’s Freedom of Information (FOI) function, and provides general legal advice and services to the organisation, prepares reports and submissions, and contributes to minimising the corporate governance risks faced by the VBA.   

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

  • Proven experience conducting and advising on civil litigation, appeals to courts and tribunals and disciplinary matters in a regulatory environment.
  • Proven experience appearing in VCAT and AAT or similar.
  • Superior understanding of administrative law and statutory interpretation principles and being able to apply those principles in the context of decision making in a regulatory context.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and build effective relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated self-management skills, with the ability to multi-task and handle multiple demands.


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 package (Grade 5) in the range of $90,890 - $100,429 per annum plus 9.5% super, will be negotiated with the successful candidate, depending on skills and experience.

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

The VBA job application process requires you to:
• Upload and attach your current resume
• Answer the questions regarding the selection criteria and mandatory questions in the questionnaire provided after you click ‘Next’

• To review the application process and questions, click on “Preview application form” when you can see the job details. 
• 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 5pm Thursday, 30 March 2017.

No agencies please.

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