Solicitor Level 2

At least one (1) full-time, ongoing and at least one full-time, (1) fixed-term (12-months) Solicitor Level 2 (VPS Grade 3) position is being offered in the Legal Services Branch, Policy Advisory and Legal Services Division.
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Department: State Revenue Office
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: Sol2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/SRO/110711/0922
Closing Date: 05-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $72,751 - $88,336
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: ED2011 8447 HR PD183 Solicitor Level 2 Legal Services.pdf (PDF, 207KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jennifer Poon, Senior Legal Administration Officer
Legal Services Branch, (03) 9328 0556

Position Details

  • Grow your career as in-house counsel
  • At least one (1) full-time, ongoing and at least one (1) full-time, fixed-term (12-months) Solicitor Level 2 (VPS Grade 3) position in the Legal Services Branch.
  • Salary $72,751 plus 10.5% super — Solicitor Level 2/VPS Grade 3
  • Melbourne CBD-based team with a supportive, continuous learning and results-driven culture
  • Hybrid working arrangements with work from home opportunities
  • Career and development opportunities

What we offer

The State Revenue Office is the Victorian Government's revenue management agency, administering a range of taxes, duties, levies, grants and subsidies.

We aim to develop our people to achieve great outcomes for the Victorian community. We offer flexible working arrangements and a workplace culture that is rewarding and productive, where treatment is fair and equitable. We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing an inclusive, accessible and safe working environment. Find out more about working at the SRO at sro.vic.gov.au/careers, or via our LinkedIn page.

The opportunity

As a junior solicitor you will be responsible for providing effective and efficient legal advisory services and advocacy to support the Commissioner of State Revenue in matters arising from Acts administered by the State Revenue Office, including stamp duty and land tax.

You will have the opportunity to utilise and further develop your advisory and litigation skills, while undertaking meaningful legal work under the mentorship and guidance of experienced solicitors in a collaborative team environment.

Reporting to a Principal Solicitor, you will be able to:

  • conduct your own litigation and advice case-load, with supportive legal supervision
  • undertake legal research and interpret and apply legislation
  • prepare and conduct cases for litigation at VCAT and the Courts
  • brief and instruct counsel at interlocutory proceedings and substantive hearings

Who we are looking for

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • been admitted as an Australian lawyer
  • between 1-3 years' post admission employment experience as an Australian lawyer in the public or private sector, with knowledge of/experience in litigation, court, tribunal and legislative processes
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • strong computer skills and adept at working in a hybrid legal environment

How to apply

Submit an application via the ‘Apply now' button by 11.59pm on Wednesday 5 October 2022.

You will need to upload a cover letter and current resume. 

More information

You can find out more about this role via the position description.

You can also contact Jennifer Poon, Senior Legal Administration Officer, Legal Services Branch, on (03) 9628 0556.

If you need a copy of this advertisement and attachments in an accessible format, such as large print, please email hrservices@sro.vic.gov.au.

Please note, as part of our selection process, we conduct pre-appointment checks including those related to references, identity, qualifications, work history, work visa, and police record history. SRO employees must provide evidence they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or medically exempt.

This role may be subject to a probation review.


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