Knowledge Management Paralegal

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Closing Date: 24-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $74,580 - $90,558
Job Duration: 2/7/2027
Attachments: PLL Paralegal - Position Description - July 24.pdf (PDF, 194KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Alison Cole on 0430 081 227

Position Details

  • Provide paralegal and administrative support to the Office of the General Counsel branch.
  • 2x 3 Year Fixed term, Part-Time (0.6FTE) opportunities to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service.
  • VPS Grade 3: $74,580-$90,558 (Pro-rata) plus superannuation.

About Us:

An opportunity to join a high-profile team, at the centre of government, to advise and lead on a variety of legal matters across the justice system.

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for the provision of in-house legal services across the Department of Justice and Community Safety, to the Attorney-General as First Law Officer, and to other DJCS Ministers.

About the Role:

The Public Law and Litigation team within OGC leads the delivery of legal services on constitutional, administrative and public law issues, and litigation faced by DJCS and Ministers, including managing the conduct and coordination of high-profile disputes and inquiries on behalf of the State. Some of your duties will include:

  • Developing processes and procedures for knowledge management.
  • Capturing, index, and share legal advice.
  • Preparing guidance and precedent advice material based on existing work.
  • Undertaking legal research and analysis on current OGC matters, where required.
  • Acting as the first point of contact for knowledge management enquiries.
  • Monitoring and reporting on developments in legislation and case law.
  • Contributing to a positive work environment which promotes a partnership approach to people management, enhances morale and respects diversity.
  • Performing other tasks as requested by the Managers or Deputy General Counsels.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About You:

As an ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • Demonstrated ability to carry out legal research and analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with tight timeframes.
  • Enthusiasm for working in a Government Law Office.
  • Superior time management skills and the ability to multi-task and meet relevant deadlines, whilst maintaining effective work practices.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, including demonstrated ability to function within a team environment and to build positive relationships key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to appropriately deal with sensitive and highly confidential information with a high level of tact, discretion and judgement.
  • A positive, 'can do' attitude and demonstrated ability to use initiative to proactively seek work and identify and implement systems and processes requiring improvement.
  • Strong attention to detail and a consistently high standard of work.


  • Must have completed at least one year of a law degree.

How to Apply:

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.


  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.



The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.

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