Legal Assistant - Workplace Relations & Occupational Safety

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) vision is to be the Victorian Government's trusted legal partner.

We embrace diversity amongst our staff and welcome applications from people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, as well as people with a disability. If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email pieta.spencer@vgso.vic.gov.au

Job Details
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/SO2525
Closing Date: 19-Dec-2018
Salary Range: $50,828 - $65,272
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - Legal Assistant - WROS.pdf (PDF, 410KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Pieta Spencer
(03) 9032 3052

Position Details

Legal Assistant - Workplace Relations & Occupational Safety

  • Contribute to matters of high profile public interest 
  • Join a supportive team environment
  • Ongoing, part-time (3 days/week) 

About the VGSO
The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) vision is to be the Victorian Government's trusted legal partner.

The VGSO provides responsive legal services exclusively for the Victorian Government and public sector. Our place within government ensures we are at the centre of legal change, reform and problem-solving. We operate as a service-driven legal professional practice and strive for excellence in this competitive environment. In all aspects of our operations, we aim to role model and live by our values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Insight, Collaboration and Excellence.

About the role
An exciting opportunity exists for an eager and enthusiastic Legal Assistant to join our Workplace Relations & Occupational Safety Branch on an ongoing, part-time basis (3 days/week). You will be a part of the legal support team that provides comprehensive secretarial and administrative support to a team of solicitors.

Responsibilities

  • Preparing correspondence and court documents – drafting and typing (dictaphone)
  • Amending & formatting documents
  • File management – maintaining orderly, up to date legal files in electronic and hard copy format
  • Diary and email management – monitoring emails, calendars and recording deadlines
  • Telephone assistance – both incoming and screening 
  • General administration – photocopying, couriers, billing, relieving reception
  • Looking for ways to reduce the administrative workload of your solicitors

Skills and experience

  • Prior experience as a Legal Assistant in a law firm would be highly desirable
  • Confident in providing high level legal administrative assistance to more than one solicitor
  • Strong understanding of court systems and procedures, including knowledge of legal terminology and an ability to conduct research using online systems
  • Self-starter who takes initiative and has the ability to operate autonomously
  • High attention to detail with a commitment to service excellence

Benefits
In exchange for your hard work, you will receive; competitive remuneration, training and development opportunities and 17.5% annual leave loading. The VGSO embraces flexibility and welcomes a conversation to help you achieve work-life balance.

How to apply
If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply now! Applications must include a cover letter and resume. Candidates will also be required to complete a few questions covering the Key Selection Criteria as part of the online application form. Please note it is not a requirement to respond to the Key Selection Criteria separately.

To find out more about this role, please view the position description attached. Alternatively, you can contact Pieta Spencer, Recruitment Consultant, on (03) 9032 3052.

Applications close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, 19 December 2018.


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