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Manager and Principal Legal Adviser (VPSG6.1)

Job posted: 09/05/2022
Applications close: 29/05/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Ongoing

Organisation: Department of Treasury and Finance

Salary: $125,893 - $147,184

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/DTF/CGS/1627523

Reference: VG/DTF/CGS/1627523

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $125,893 - $147,184

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Senior Lawyer to join the DTF Legal team on an ongoing basis. In this role you will build on your fundamental legal skills by working across a variety of legal areas, while still having the opportunity to develop a specialisation in one of our key areas of focus.

About us 

The Department of Treasury and Finance provides economic, financial and resource management advice to help the Victorian Government deliver its policies. We strive for excellence in financial and economic management to improve the lives of all Victorians.  

DTF Legal provides internal legal and advisory services to the Treasurer, the Assistant Treasurer, the DTF Secretary and board, and other DTF business units. The team advises on the full spectrum of issues faced by our stakeholders.

About the role 

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Senior Lawyer to join the DTF Legal team on an ongoing basis. In this role you will build on your fundamental legal skills by working across a variety of legal areas, while still having the opportunity to develop a specialisation in one of our key areas of focus.

The key accountabilities are to:

  • Provide strategic, pragmatic and solutions-based legal advice faced by the Department and its associated Ministerial portfolios
  • Identify and resolve issues referred to or emerging from DTF Legal's work (including governance, policy, operational and other non-legal advice and analysis relevant to the Government, the public sector and public administration) that could affect DTF's or its portfolio Ministers' interests and positions
  • Develop candid relationships and negotiate effectively with other DTF groups, other departments and agencies, and work actively to achieve changes in policy and practice
  • Represent DTF to Ministers, senior public officials and other stakeholders and interested parties with minimal or no guidance
  • Support the General Counsel and the Assistant General Counsel with the leadership and management of DTF Legal, including workload and resource allocation, staff management responsibilities

About you 

To be considered for this role, you must demonstrate the following:

  • Highly developed conceptual and analytical skills and a proven ability to provide pragmatic, concise, solutions-based legal advice on matters arising in the operations of government
  • Proven communication, relationship management and negotiation skills at a senior level, demonstrating a strong understanding of excellent customer/client service delivery
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Advanced communication, relationship management, negotiation and client service skills in delivering high quality advice and outcomes
  • A proven ability to be flexible, adaptable, collegiate and work collaboratively as a member of an energetic, high-performing, and busy team

Experience and qualifications:

  • Admitted, or eligible to be admitted, to practice as a legal practitioner in Victoria (mandatory), with at least 6 years PQE
  • Recognised within the legal profession for well-developed and considered judgement and impeccable professional ethics and integrity (mandatory)

About our culture 

We aim to be a model employer providing an inclusive workplace that is understanding and respectful of differences such as gender, identity, race, disability or age. In addition, we are committed to supporting Aboriginal pathways between education and employment.  

The Department strives to create an environment that supports a flexible and adaptive workforce. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements. 

How to apply 

For more information about the position and key selection criteria, please refer to the position description. If you have specific questions regarding the role, please contact anna.capiga@dtf.vic.gov.au. 

To apply, select the ‘Apply Now' button and provide a copy of your resume and cover letter summarising your skills and relevant experience.  Applications close at midnight, 29/05/2022. If you require a copy of this advertisement in an accessible format, please email careers@dtf.vic.gov.au

Vaccination 

DTF is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk consistent with DTF's obligations under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic). Therefore, it is a requirement that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake work outside of their ordinary place of residence (unless a medical exemption applies).  

To meet its obligations under the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, DTF may request proof of vaccination at the time of interview. 

 

Manager and Principal Legal Adviser (VPSG6.1)

Job type:

Full time / Ongoing

Job classification:

VPSG6.1

Contact:

Chris Jones | chris.jones@dtf.vic.gov.au

Manager and Principal Legal Adviser (VPSG6.1)