Senior Lawyer - Admin Law and Legislation

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Department: Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG5.1
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: 10392_1674530847
Closing Date: 07-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $114,828
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: No File Attached
Contact: David Rogers
pcchelp@ibac.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Provide legal advice on all administrative law and legislation matters
  • Melbourne CBD location with flexible hybrid working arrangements
  • Permanent full-time, VPS5.1, $103,920 - $114,828 base

Our organisation

IBAC's work is vitally important to Victorians - we expose public sector corruption and police misconduct.

Our vision is a Victorian public sector that actively resists corruption. This is something we whole-heartedly believe in and work towards. Our dedication to fairness and natural justice is clear and tangible.

Our people work with sensitive information and do this confidentially and respectfully. We understand that to foster a corruption-resistant public sector, our workplace must be built on integrity.

Our team:

People who work for IBAC are expected to have a sound understanding of and ability to demonstrate the IBAC values when dealing with Government agencies, the community and colleagues. IBAC's values are incorporated in professional skills and behaviours for the position.

  • Lead by example
  • Act Impartially
  • Work Together
  • Behave with Respect
  • Strive for Excellence

Your new role:

We have an opportunity for an individual to join our Public Law, Policy and Oversight Team as Senior Lawyer, Administrative Law & Legislation on a Full-time Permanent Ongoing basis. Reporting to the Managing Principal Lawyer, Administrative Law & Legislation, the role will provide legal advice on all administrative law and legislation matters affecting or involving IBAC. The Senior Lawyer will also be required to provide authoritative advice on legislation applying to IBAC (including reform, drafting, implementation) and a high degree of collaboration will be required with the Policy and Legislative Reform Lead.

Duties include:

  • Providing oral and written legal and advice in relation to administrative law matters, legislation and public interest disclosures affecting or involving IBAC to other business units within IBAC as necessary.
  • Assisting in the preparation of inspections, reports and other advice in relation to IBAC's Victoria Police Oversight role.
  • Considering, assessing and responding to issues concerning IBAC's statutory and compliance obligations under the IBAC Act or any other laws;
  • Drafting high-level reports and maintain policies, procedures and systems applicable to IBAC;
  • Providing training, guidance and support to IBAC staff in meeting their legal


Our requirements / Your skill set:

We are looking for candidates with the below experience and capabilities:

  • Bachelor of Laws or equivalent legal qualification from a recognised tertiary institution
  • Current practising certificate under the Legal Profession Uniform Law (or eligibility to acquire a practising certificate)
  • Admission to practice as an Australian Lawyer (or eligibility to gain admission)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in administrative law and legislation essential.

Apply now:

Your application is a two-step process. You are unable to save partial applications.

Submit your application online using the 'Apply Now' button, making sure you include:

  • a cover letter
  • a resume no longer than 5 typed pages (in Word format)
  • responses to the screening questions within the application process

Mandatory Vaccination Policy:

IBAC is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with IBAC's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all IBAC employees have an up-to-date vaccination status against COVID-19 (three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine) in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

At interview stage you will be required to confirm your current vaccination status. Prior to receiving an offer of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Upon Prior to commencement of employment with IBAC you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status (three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGovaccount)
  • Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGovaccount)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.


We are committed to bringing together people with differing perspectives, lived experiences and skills to make choices that reflect our integrity and community, and to creating an inclusive work environment for all.

Visit: www.ibac.vic.gov.au for more information.

HR USE ONLY: Applications close 11:59pm, 7 February 2023.


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