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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: Sol2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/PCO/375223AA
Closing Date: 18-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $67,866 - $82,404
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2019-01-04 PD.doc (Word, 949KB)
Job Specification

2019-01-04 PD.pdf (PDF, 73KB)
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Contact: Judy Bromham
9096 1011

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
 Melbourne CBD

Position Summary:


This role is in the Health legal teams in the Legal Services Branch. The Health teams work closely together to provide high quality legal advice, litigation services, legislative services and legal policy advice in the area of health, including mental health services. The legal work of the teams includes management of general litigation claims and prosecutions, advice on relevant laws and on legal policy issues that arise from these areas of practice.

The focus of the position will be managing litigation processes for matters under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997, including coordinating listings, preparing briefs to Counsel, seeking instructions and attending court to instruct where necessary. You will be required to liaise with the mental health and disability policy areas of the department, the Courts, Counsel, and other stakeholders in managing these matters. You will also be responsible for coordinating responses to subpoenas.

Are you:

  • a strong team player who can maintain positive relationships by actively working with our stakeholders?
  • highly organised with excellent record keeping skills, and able to manage a large volume of matters?
  • capable of providing excellent client services and committed to working as part of a professional team?

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 review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

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