Current Opportunities

    • Contribute to matters of public interest
    • Training and development opportunities
    • $48,489 - $62,267 p.a. plus superannuation

    The Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office (VGSO) is the primary provider of legal services to the Victorian Government and its departments. The office enjoys an extraordinary diversity of exciting and challenging case work, which is frequently topical and often involves significant public interest issues.

    We are seeking a bright, enthusiastic and experienced legal assistant to provide quality legal support to solicitors in our Commercial, Property and Technology Branch.

    Day to day responsibilities will include:

    • Looking for ways to reduce the administrative workload of your solicitors
    • Correspondence – drafting and typing (digital dictation)
    • File management – maintaining orderly, up to date legal files in hard copy and electronic form
    • Diary and email management – monitoring emails, calendars and recording deadlines
    • Telephone assistance – both incoming and screening
    • General administration – photocopying, arranging couriers, relieving reception

    To be considered for this role you will:

    • Have previous commercial and/or property support experience in a legal office
    • Be driven to deliver quality service and solutions to our clients
    • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and a team focus 
    • Display high level technical skills and attention to detail 

    The VGSO is a fantastic place to develop your career. You will be provided with on-going training and development opportunities in a supportive and friendly team environment. 

    Please note candidates must submit the completed application form with their application. You can also read more about the application process and working at the VGSO (including our numerous benefits) on our website www.vgso.vic.gov.au. Alternatively, you can contact Abby McDonald, Recruitment Consultant on (03) 9032 3052. 

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    Applications close before midnight on Monday, 3 April, 2017.

     


    • Advise and represent government clients in complex human rights matters
    • Friendly and supportive work environment
    • $90,890 - $109,969 p.a. plus superannuation

    The VGSO provides strategic advice and practical legal solutions to Victorian government departments, agencies and authorities.  Our clients face a wide range of legal issues and are looking for legal advice and solutions that offer meaningful outcomes and effective risk management, given their unique government context.

    An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Solicitor seeking to continue their career in human rights legal practice.  You will provide high-level legal services and advice to the State Government on complex and sensitive matters, primarily in the area of human rights and related areas such as administrative law, anti-discrimination law and statutory interpretation.  

    The Government and Public Law Branch provides litigation services and formal legal advice in the following areas of law:

    • The development, application and interpretation of legislation (including in administrative decision-making);
    • Merits and judicial review of administrative decisions;
    • Professional disciplinary proceedings and summary prosecutions;
    • Planning, environment and heritage;
    • Human rights and anti-discrimination law;
    • Freedom of information, information sharing and privacy;
    • State and federal constitutional law; and
    • Public sector governance and integrity.

    You will enjoy a diverse workload and work collaboratively as part of a highly professional and busy team, with the opportunity to advise and represent government clients in complex matters across a variety of areas of law in which human rights issues arise.  Your research skills will be put to good use; those skills will also be tested against the rigours of litigation.

    To be successful for this position you will have comprehensive knowledge, understanding and experience in the principles and practice of human rights law and related areas, as well as strong statutory interpretation skills. You will have well-developed written advice and research skills; the demonstrated ability to manage a wide variety of legal work; and the ability to work collaboratively with a range of people, including professional service providers, public servants and members of the public.  Experience acting for government, local government or statutory corporations would be highly desirable.

    If you are passionate and enthusiastic about contributing to a government law office please click 'apply' to obtain a position description and submit an application.  Applicants are required to submit a completed online application form.  You can read more about the application process and working at the VGSO (including our numerous benefits) on our website.  Alternatively, you can contact Abby McDonald, Recruitment Consultant on 9032 3052.

    Applications close before midnight on 9 April.


    • Advise and represent government clients in complex public law matters
    • Friendly and supportive work environment
    • $90,890 - $109,969  p.a. plus superannuation

    The VGSO provides strategic advice and practical legal solutions to Victorian government departments, agencies and authorities.  Our clients face a wide range of legal issues and are looking for legal advice and solutions that offer meaningful outcomes and effective risk management, given their unique government context.

    An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Solicitor seeking to continue their career in a highly sought after niche in government law.  You will provide high-level legal services and advice to the State Government on complex and sensitive matters, primarily in the area of public law.  This role has a particular focus on constitutional law and matters that relate to the regulation of governmental power.

    The Government and Public Law Branch provides litigation services and formal legal advice in the following areas of law:

    • The development, application and interpretation of legislation (including in administrative decision-making);
    • Merits and judicial review of administrative decisions;
    • Professional disciplinary proceedings and summary prosecutions;
    • Planning, environment and heritage;
    • Human rights and anti-discrimination law;
    • Freedom of information, information sharing and privacy;
    • State and federal constitutional law; and
    • Public sector governance and integrity.

    You will enjoy a diverse workload and work collaboratively as part of a highly professional and busy team, with the opportunity to advise government on constitutional issues, the exercise of statutory powers and administrative decision-making.  Your research skills will be put to good use; those skills will also be tested against the rigours of litigation.

    To be successful for this position you will have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of public law principles, as well as strong statutory interpretation skills.  You will have excellent written advice and research skills; the demonstrated ability to manage a wide variety of legal work, including experience in complex litigation matters in State or federal courts; and the ability to work collaboratively with a range of people, including professional service providers, public servants and members of the public.  Experience acting for government, local government or statutory authorities would be highly desirable.   

    If you are passionate and enthusiastic about contributing to a government law office please click 'apply' to obtain a position description and submit an application.  Applicants are required to submit a completed online application form.  You can read more about the application process and working at the VGSO (including our numerous benefits) on our website.  Alternatively, you can contact Abby McDonald, Recruitment Consultant on 9032 3052.

    Applications close before midnight on Sunday, 9 April.


  • The Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office (VGSO) is the primary provider of legal services to Victorian government bodies. The office enjoys an extraordinary diversity of exciting and challenging case work, which is frequently topical and often involves significant public interest issues.

    The Police Branch of the VGSO is seeking a senior legal practitioner to provide high level legal and strategic advice and representation to the Chief Commissioner of Police and by extension to all Victoria Police personnel across the State.

    Applicants should have substantial experience and understanding of the principles and practice of:

    • statutory interpretation
    • administrative law
    • criminal law and procedure
    • police powers (arrest, search and seizure, forensic procedures etc)
    • privacy and information sharing
    • tort
    • intellectual property law
    • agreements and memoranda of understanding.

    To be successful for this position you will have experience and expertise in providing expert and authoritative oral and written advice on legal matters, including a clear understanding of the implications and effects of decisions made on the basis of that advice.

    The successful applicant must also have demonstrated management and leadership skills, with a proven capacity to develop staff capabilities and work effectively in a team environment.

    If you are passionate and enthusiastic about contributing to a government law office please click 'apply' to obtain a position description and submit an application. Applicants are required to submit a completed online application form in addition to providing a current cover letter and CV.

    You can read more about the application process and working at the VGSO (including our numerous benefits) on our website (www.vgso.vic.gov.au). Alternatively, you can contact Abby McDonald, Recruitment Consultant on (03) 9032 3052. 

    Applications close before midnight on Wednesday, 12 April