This is an exciting opportunity to progress your legal career, and to obtain valuable experience in working as a lawyer in the government sector. The Commercial Law Unit within the Legal Division of the Department of Education and Training is seeking a VPS4 lawyer to join its team. This role will support the work of the Commercial Law Unit to provide specialist, technical and strategic legal advice on commercial issues, as well as strategy and risk management in relation to the Department and Victorian government schools.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/PESG/1355578
Closing Date: 21-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $82,574 - $93,689
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: 9740 - Lawyer - Commercial Law 06-09-18.doc (Word, 226KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Melanie Hodge
03 7022 0955

Position Details

An exciting opportunity exists for a Lawyer to join the Legal Division, within the People and Executive Services Group, Department of Education and Training.

The role will involve the provision of legal advice in a broad range of commercial law matters including in relation to contracts, procurement and probity issues, intellectual property, information technology, insurance and indemnities insolvency and commercial litigation matters. This will include:

• Drafting, advising and assisting with negotiations on a variety of contracts and agreements, including goods and services agreements, funding agreements, software and other information technology agreements and memoranda of understanding;

• Advising on general commercial risk issues, including risk management;

• Advising on general governance, financial management and statutory interpretation issues; and

• Advising on intellectual property matters, including copyright licensing issues.

There may be more than one position available due to expected additional vacancies.

This is a real opportunity for lawyers with existing government experience or lawyers looking to make a start in the government sector to work in a supportive learning environment.

As a lawyer within the Commercial Law Team, you will demonstrate leadership qualities and take pride in and be accountable for your own work and development, reporting to Senior Lawyers and Principal Lawyers and Managers. The work undertaken by Lawyers in this Division includes technical and complex legal analysis, legal advice, legal policy, project management and effective stakeholder management. The role will require collaboration with external lawyers and counsel.

The position will require admission to practice as a lawyer in Victoria and a current practising certificate. The position will perform other duties as directed.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position description.

Department of Education and Training is committed to diversity. The Department places considerable effort and resources into responding to the needs of staff with a disability.  People from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply for this position. Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following and

Applications close Friday 21 September 2018

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