Senior Legal Advisor, Price Monitoring and Regulation

Do you want to?

• act in the long term interest of Victorian consumers in regard to the price and quality of essential services

• provide specialist legal advice to assist on pricing and consumer issues across local government, transport and water sectors

• work in a high performing team to help deliver an innovative work program related to the commission’s pricing functions.

If you do, there is an exciting opportunity as a Senior Legal Advisor within the price monitoring and regulation division of the Essential Services Commission.

Job Details
Department: Essential Services Commission
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/ESC/D01097
Closing Date: 25-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $116,863 - $156,387
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - PSol Senior Legal Adviser - Price Monitoring and Regulation July 2018.docx (Word, 50KB)

Contact: Marcus Crudden
03 9032 1300

Position Details


The Senior Legal Advisor is responsible for

• Providing legal advice (and interpretation of advice) and commercial services within the division's functions including consumer, competition, commercial, economic regulation and administrative law related to the commission's functions.
• Ensuring that the administration of the commission's functions, policies and procedures both within division and more broadly, are consistent with obligations under the relevant legislative instruments and Government requirements (e.g. FOI, protected disclosures, ESC Act).
• Co-ordinating the use of external legal advisers including management of legal services panel procurements as required and manage within budget. This responsibility will also include the guidance of internal members of the commission on appropriate legal instruction.
• Preparing and maintaining stakeholder related documentation.
• Providing expert advice to stakeholders, and the Government as required
• Assisting in the development of policies, procedures and training programs for staff on relevant commission and VPS policies and legal issues including mentoring and guiding internal legal staff and ensuring they are tending towards best practice.
• Legislative decision making.

Additional information on the role is contained in the attached position description.

Applications must be made through the VPS Careers website by midnight, 25 September 2018.

For further information regarding the role please contact Marcus Crudden, director price monitoring and regulation on (03) 9032 1300.

About us

The Essential Services Commission is Victoria's independent economic regulator of essential services supplied by a range of industries. The commission's functions include:
• making regulatory decisions with respect to prescribed industries (including price determinations, licensing, customer protection and access disputes);
• undertaking reviews and providing advice to Ministers on a range of economic and regulatory matters; and
• administering the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target scheme.

Be part of a highly respected and professional organisation that allows you to apply your knowledge while offering flexible working options and opportunities for professional growth. You'll be working in a dynamic and collaborative environment with opportunities to undertake stimulating work.

How to apply

Please include the following in your application:
• a professional cover letter outlining your skills, knowledge and experience relating to this opportunity; and
• a current resume.

Please note this role will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory criminal records check and qualification check.

You can apply by selecting the “Apply Now” button.

The Essential Services Commission is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to fairness, diversity and respect. As such, the commission will respond to requests for reasonable adjustments from applicants with disabilities.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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