Seasonal Clerk (VPSG2)

Job posted: 14/07/2022
Applications close: 14/08/2022 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

1 day remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Treasury and Finance

Salary: $55,439 - $71,194

Occupation: Other

Reference: VG/DTF/CGS/1645604

Reference: VG/DTF/CGS/1645604

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: $55,439 - $71,194

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

This position is for law students in their final or penultimate year of studying, in accordance with the LIV Seasonal Clerkship Guide 2022

About us 

The Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) 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

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. Our work includes providing advice on the delivery of significant social and economic infrastructure and commercial projects, Victoria's State Budget, as well as public policy and administrative law matters and managing litigation and disputes. 

About the role

In this role, you will be exposed to the day-to-day work undertaken by the team and will have the opportunity to participate in projects and transactions. 

Key Accountabilities

Communication and technical legal skills

  • Assisting with conducting research and communicating your findings.
  • Assisting with drafting advice, contracts, legal instruments, correspondence, briefs for Ministers and senior executives, and Cabinet submissions and policy proposals.

Leadership and teamwork

  • Contributing to our positive culture by working cooperatively and flexibly with a diverse team of lawyers.

Client focus and stakeholder relationships

  • Supporting the development of close, effective and open relationships with other DTF business units, other departments and agencies.
  • Maintaining a client-focus in the delivery of advice and other work

Proactive matter management and strategic insight

  • Proactively monitor your workload and assist team members to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Undertake other tasks relevant to DTF Legal and Corporate and Government Services Division's responsibilities, including corporate development and projects and organisational development initiatives to improve culture and performance. 

About you

To be considered for the role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  1. Technical ability: highly developed conceptual and analytical skills demonstrated by strong academic performance.
  2. Communication skills: excellent written and verbal communication skills – able to communicate complex ideas clearly, concisely and with a logical structure.
  3. Teamwork and leadership: ability to perform and contribute in a team-focussed work environment, and take leadership and responsibility for your performance.
  4. Client focus and stakeholder relationships: an understanding of the way DTF Legal's work is used by clients, and the factors that contribute to strong client and stakeholder relationships.
  5. Matter management: proactive management and workload prioritisation, actively identifying risks and issues.


Experience and qualifications

Applicants must be law students in their final or penultimate year of study.

Applicants are not expected to have any prior practical experience in the field of law.


Other critical information

This position is being offered in accordance with the LIV Seasonal Clerkship Guidelines 2022.

Applications close at 11.59pm on Sunday 14 August 2022.

Offers for clerkships will be made from 10.00am on Wednesday 19 October 2022, for three-week clerkships in December 2022, January 2023 or June/July 2023.


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 julia.noonan@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, 14 August 2022. If you require a copy of this advertisement in an accessible format, please email careers@dtf.vic.gov.au.


DTF is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk consistent with the DTF's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act). DTF's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requires all DTF employees to have an up-to-date vaccination status, or be medically exempted, as defined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), in order to attend a DTF work site or work for the Department in the community. DTF may request proof of vaccination or exemption during the recruitment and selection process.  

Seasonal Clerk (VPSG2)

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John Azzopardi | john.azzopardi@dtf.vic.gov.au

Seasonal Clerk (VPSG2)