Solicitor, Generalist Legal Team (Sol3)

Job posted: 10/03/2023
Applications close: 26/03/2023 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / to 5/02/2024

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $91,481 - $103,725

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/DH/RRIL/666802

Reference: VG/DH/RRIL/666802

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $91,481 - $103,725

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

SOL3 Solicitior, Generalist Legal Team

Fixed term to 5 February 2024. Full time. Melbourne CBD location or WFH.

Salary range: $91,418 to $103,725 pa plus super

Job applications close: 11:59pm Sunday 26 March 2023


The role will report to a Managing Principal Solicitor and Executive lead within the Legal, Privacy and Integrity Branch and will support the general legal work of the Branch including working with the Health and Corporate Legal Advisory Team. You will assist in a wide variety of work including the provision of advice, drafting of contracts and other legal documents, preparation of Ministerial correspondence and Governor in Council briefings in the health, ambulance services, mental health and ageing portfolios. The legal work includes conduct of a range of general and commercial litigation matters including prosecutions, mental impairment and unfitness to be tried matters and coronial inquiries, in addition to advice on relevant laws and on legal policy issues. 

Are you?

  • Interested in working in a dynamic and challenging work environment?
  • Do you have strong government law knowledge and skills?
  • Capable of providing excellent client services and committed to professional team work?

Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. As it is an essential element of any role within the department that employees be able to attend work onsite and to do so safely, employees are required to be up-to-date with their vaccinations against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment. This requirement applies unless they have a medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID -19. Therefore, the department will ask any prospective employee, who has been identified as the preferred candidate for a role within the department, to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to any offer of employment being made. If a prospective employee has a relevant medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, they should contact the department to discuss their individual circumstances.


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

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through https://www.vic.gov.au/jobs-and-skills-exchange rather than via external advertisement.

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 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 Health <https://www.health.vic.gov.au>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Solicitor, Generalist Legal Team (Sol3)

Job type:

Full time / to 5/02/2024

Job classification:



Mary Tsouvalakis or Caroline Irlam | 0409-749-382 or 0436-811-892

Solicitor, Generalist Legal Team (Sol3)