Legal Assistant, Police Branch - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office

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

Job Details
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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/VGSO154
Closing Date: 19-Aug-2019
Salary Range: $52,493 - $67,410
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: Position Description - Legal Assistant, Police.docx (Word, 89KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Pieta Spencer
(03) 9032 3052

Position Details

Legal Assistant, Police Branch - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office

  • Contribute to high profile Police matters
  • Hybrid role involving legal administrative support and reception
  • Join a supportive team environment
  • Fixed-term (12 months) | Full time
  • VPS 2 $52,493 - $67,410 p.a. + superannuation

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 branch
The Police Branch provides legal services, strategic advice and representation to the Chief Commissioner of Police and, by extension, all Victoria Police personnel across the State. The Police Branch is involved in a diverse range of matters, including but not limited to:

  • Criminal law, police duties, powers and responsibilities;
  • Statutory interpretation, criminal disclosure obligations and subpoenas;
  • Administrative law, privacy and information sharing;
  • Forensic procedures and intervention order applications; and
  • Summary prosecutions and emergency management.
  • Please note this role would be located at Victoria Police's corporate headquarters.

About the role
An exciting opportunity exists for a dedicated Legal Assistant to join our Police Branch as part of the legal support team that provides comprehensive secretarial and administrative support to a team of solicitors. Day to day responsibilities would include:

  • Preparing correspondence and court documents – drafting and typing;
  • Assisting in preparing matters for court, including liaising with clients, witnesses and barristers;
  • 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;
  • Reception duties; and
  • General administration – photocopying, couriers, billing.

Skills and experience

  • Demonstrated experience providing legal support;
  • Confident in providing high quality and responsiveness legal administrative assistance to more than one solicitor;
  • Experience in, and willingness to, provide receptionist duties;
  • Self-starter who takes initiative and has the ability to operate autonomously; and
  • Excellent attention to detail with a commitment to service excellence.

Please note a requirement of this role is holding a Negative Vetting 2 security clearance or be willing to obtain one.

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 Monday, 19 August 2019.

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