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Solicitor (Sol3)

Job posted: 06/09/2021
Applications close: 20/09/2021 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

1 day remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $88,955 - $100,930

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/DFFH/635201

Reference: VG/DFFH/635201

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930

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 people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities.

As a Solicitor in the Children, Youth and Disability Team, you will be required to provide, with minimal supervision, 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 Serious Offenders Act 2018 (Vic), discrimination and privacy complaints, and other general civil litigation claims in the portfolio of families and children and disability.

In this role, you will also assist senior team members in the development and implementation of legislative projects and subordinate instruments for the Minsters' portfolios.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

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.  

For further information please visit the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-families-fairness-and-housing>

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