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Senior Solicitor (Ssol)

Job posted: 16/05/2024
Applications close: 09/06/2024 (Midnight)
15 days remaining

15 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $106,534 - $128,897

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/DFFH/CDS/729782

Reference: VG/DFFH/CDS/729782

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

If you’re having any trouble viewing this ad and would like it or any attachments in an accessible format (such as large print), please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on the ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

THE ROLE

As Senior Solicitor in the Public Law, Litigation and Inquiries Team, you will be required to, with minimal supervision, work independently and with more junior members of the team to provide timely legal advice and representation for key stakeholders that is strategic and practical. Your advice must be clear, accurate and outcomes-focused.

 

Your legal work will include advising on a broad range of legal issues, statutory interpretation and administrative law matters. You will manage sensitive litigation matters such as coronial inquiries, matters under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 (Vic) and Hague Convention (International Child Abduction), discrimination complaints and personal injury matters.

 

The role requires the exercise of sound judgment, initiative and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues across the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing.

The role is also key in supporting less experienced staff

COVID-19 VACCINATION
The department strongly recommends (but does not mandate) that employees maintain their COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with current ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) advice, given their individual circumstances. As of June 2023, DFFH does not require evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status.

 

HOW TO APPLY

All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <https://jse.vic.gov.au/user/login?destination=/new-home-page> portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 
Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process. 
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

Please apply to submit your interest in this position.

Senior Solicitor (Ssol)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Ssol

Contact:

Kelly Nolan | kelly.nolan@dffh.vic.gov.au

Senior Solicitor (Ssol)