Solicitor Level 2

At least one (1) ongoing and one (1) fixed-term Solicitor Level-2 Grade 3 position is being offered in the Debt Management Branch, Corporate Services Division, Melbourne
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Department: State Revenue Office
Work Type: Various
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/SRO/CS/SL2/1799147
Closing Date: 23-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $74,580 - $90,558
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: HR PD492 Solicitor Level 2 Debt Management.pdf (PDF, 199KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Gaurav Shaha, Debt Management Branch Manager
03 9628 0061

Position Details

Solicitor Level-2, Debt Management Branch

  • At least one (1) ongoing and one (1) fixed-term roles in the Debt Management Branch, Corporate Services
  • Salary $74,580 plus 11% superannuation – VPS Grade 3
  • Based in Melbourne CBD with hybrid working arrangements

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 contributions are valued and recognised, expectations are clear, and 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  
The Solicitor Level-2 is responsible for providing effective and efficient in-house legal advisory services and advocacy for the Commissioner of State Revenue in matters arising from Acts administered by the State Revenue Office.

Reporting to the Team Leader, you will be responsible for:

  • Appearing as an advocate for the Commissioner in proceedings in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Magistrates' Court of Victoria and the Federal Court of Australia, as required.
  • Managing revenue recovery cases, including negotiating with taxpayers and their representatives at a senior commercial level. Undertaking recovery action for a portfolio of debt or a specific debt project.
  • Assisting the Senior Solicitor and Solicitor Level 3 in assessing claims for voidable transactions under the Corporations Act 2001.
  • Advising branch staff in legal aspects of debt recovery and on the development of recovery policies and changes in the law affecting debt recovery procedures.
  • Undertake appropriate administrative actions and maintaining accurate customer records.

Who we are looking for
To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A minimum of 1-3 years' experience as a lawyer in the public or private sector dealing in commercial and insolvency law, as well as demonstrated knowledge Victorian and Federal Civil Procedure.
  • An appropriate legal qualification, including admission as an Australian Lawyer and Australian legal practitioner within the meaning of the Legal Profession Act 2004.
  • Entered on the High Court Register of Practitioners.
  • Hold, or be eligible to hold, a current Australian practising certificate granted in Victoria which authorises the holder to engage in legal practice as a government legal practitioner (within the meaning of the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014).
  • High level interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with stakeholders along with high level written skills to draft legal documentation, advice, correspondence, and internal memoranda.
  • Sound negotiation, decision making and problem-solving skills.

How to apply
Submit an application via the ‘Apply now' button by 11.59pm on 23 June 2024. You will need to upload a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria in the position description and a resume.

More information
You can find out more about this role via the position description. You can also contact Gaurav Shaha, Branch Manager, Debt Management Branch on 03 9628 0061.

If you need a copy of this advertisement in an accessible format, 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.

This role may be subject to a probation period.


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