Solicitor, Public Law - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VPSG4)

Job posted: 11/06/2021
Applications close: 27/06/2021 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Other

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $87,640 - $99,438

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/VGSO236

Reference: VG/VGSO236

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $87,640 - $99,438

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) vision is to be the Victorian Government's trusted legal partner.

We embrace diversity amongst our staff and welcome applications from people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, as well as people with a disability. If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email pieta.baccinetti@vgso.vic.gov.au

  • Unique opportunity to provide legal advice at the heart of government in the area of public law, including constitutional law
  • Diverse, challenging and fulfilling work on matters of public interest
  • Ongoing | Full-time (open to discussing 4 days per week)
  • VPS 4 $87,640 - $99,438 p.a. + superannuation (depending on experience)

About the VGSO

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) vision is to be the Victorian Government's trusted legal partner.

The VGSO provides responsive legal services exclusively for the Victorian Government and public sector. Our place within government ensures we are at the centre of legal change, reform and problem-solving. We operate as a service-driven legal professional practice and strive for excellence in this competitive environment. In all aspects of our operations, we aim to role model and live by our values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Insight, Collaboration and Excellence.

About the branch

The Public Law & Planning Branch of the VGSO provides litigation services and legal advice in a broad range of areas, including:

  • The development, application and interpretation of legislation (including in administrative decision-making);
  • Merits and judicial review of administrative decisions;
  • Planning, environment and heritage law (including compulsory acquisition);
  • Human rights and anti-discrimination law;
  • State and federal constitutional and electoral law;
  • Public sector governance and integrity; and
  • Integrity body (including parliamentary) inquiries.

About the role

An exciting opportunity has become available for a dedicated lawyer to continue their career in public law as a Solicitor in our Constitutional and Advice Team in the Public Law and Planning Branch.

You will have the opportunity to provide legal advice and conduct litigation for the State Government on complex and interesting matters, primarily in the areas of constitutional law, administrative law (including judicial review) and the exercise and regulation of government powers.

Skills and experience

  • Knowledge and experience in the principles and practice of public law
  • Strong understanding of, and experience in, statutory interpretation
  • The ability to conduct complex and sensitive proceedings in state and federal courts/tribunals
  • Experience conducting judicial review would be highly desirable
  • Significant experience providing authoritative written and oral advice which is fit for purpose
  • Demonstrated understanding of the challenges of legal practice
  • Enthusiasm for working in a government law office


In exchange for your hard work, you will receive; competitive remuneration, training and development opportunities and up to 17.5% annual leave loading. The VGSO embraces flexibility and welcomes a conversation to help you achieve work-life balance.

How to apply

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply now! Applications must include a cover letter and resume. Please note it is not a requirement to respond to the Key Selection Criteria separately but applicants should outline their relevant experience in their cover letter.

To find out more about this role, please view the position description attached. Alternatively, you can contact Pieta Baccinetti, Talent Acquisition Business Partner, on (03) 9032 3052.

Applications close at 11:59pm on Sunday, 27 June 2021.

Preferred candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including but not limited to, reference checks, pre-employment misconduct screening and criminal record checks.

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Pieta Baccinetti | (03) 9032 3052

Solicitor, Public Law - Victorian Government Solicitor's Office  (VPSG4)