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Senior Solicitor, Commercial Law (Multiple Positions) (Vpsg5)

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions - Melbourne, VIC

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The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

Our work supports a range of diverse portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We also oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do.

Senior Solicitor, Commercial Law (multiple positions)

  • $101,120 - $122,348 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term / 12 months
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: 1 Spring Street, Melbourne (flexibility may be available)

The position forms part of the Commercial Law team, which deal with (among other things) funding arrangements, intellectual property, licensing, property including leasing, international commercial negotiations, and major projects.

The Legal and Legislation Branch is responsible for providing high quality legal and legislative advice and services on a broad range of matters across the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions. Legal issues are predominantly focused on commercial and contractual matters, administrative law and public law matters, including dispute resolution and other issues arising from the administration of portfolio legislation for a diverse client group including regional staff, policy officers and decision makers. 

The key accountabilities of the role will include:

  • Draft and review a range of legal documentation, including agreements and instruments, as well as conduct negotiations to settle documentation.
  • Provide authoritative advice on a broad range of legal issues and major strategic proposals
  • Manage delivery of legal services, including provision of legal services by external providers where required to ensure high quality advice and value for money.
  • Negotiate and manage complex matters in various jurisdictions; brief and instruct counsel and external solicitors
  • Deal with and undertake analysis of complex legal issues
  • Prepare reports, briefs and correspondence on legal issues and proposals, at an advanced level.

For a confidential discussion, please call Aleksandra Janezic - Managing Principal Solicitor- Commercial Law on 03 9208 3957.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

To be eligible for this position you must hold the mandatory qualification as outlined in the position description.

For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 12 May 2021.