Senior Solicitor

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: Ssol
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/CS/296104
Closing Date: 23-Aug-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2017-08-09 296104 PD Final.pdf (PDF, 71KB)
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2017-08-09 296104 PD Final.pdf.docx (Word, 142KB)
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Contact: Zoe Odell
(03) 9096 9861

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1xOngoing

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale St, Melbourne Vic 3000

Position Summary:



Senior Solicitor


A position is available in the Legal Services Branch for a senior lawyer in the Corporate Team. The Corporate Team provides practical, outcome-focused legal advice and support across a broad range of areas such as contract law and tendering, administrative law, IT and IP law, litigation, employment law (including OH&S), FOI & privacy, health law.


As a Senior Solicitor in the Corporate Team you will be required to provide authoritative timely and practical legal advice, and support other solicitors in the branch, and take the lead on a variety of legal projects. You will also prepare contracts and advice to clients. Your advice must be clear, accurate and appropriate to meeting the client's needs. You will also be required to engage and oversee external legal firms in meeting the needs of Departmental clients'.


Are you


  • Interested to be part of a specialised legal branch which will offer opportunities for professional growth?
  • Able to work in a dynamic and collaborative environment, undertaking interesting work?
  • A practical, outcome-focussed lawyer with commercial law experience?

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role, or click here to obtain step-by-step guidance on how to register and apply online.

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