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February

Principal Legal Adviser (Vpsg6)

Department of Justice and Community Safety - Melbourne, VIC

Legal
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JOB DESCRIPTION

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of young people and recognises that young peoples’ rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

About Us

Fines and Enforcement Services (FES) is a business unit within the Department of Justice and Community Safety's Fines, Registration and Crime Prevention group. FES is responsible for managing the end-to-end infringements system in Victoria and includes the Director, Fines Victoria and the Sheriff's Office of Victoria.

About the Role

As a senior member of FES's Legal and Commercial (L&C) team, the Principal Legal Adviser will provide strategic advice on a wide range of commercial, administrative, and public law issues as well as litigation matters.

On a day-to-day basis, the Principal Legal Adviser will:

  • Provide key legal and strategic advice, and distil externally sourced advice, on commercial engagements and disputes as well as administrative law matters.
  • Drive the implementation of fines reform and continuous improvement of the Victorian fines system.
  • Manage and oversee all aspects of legal and commercial matters relating to designated contracts including preparing commercial and contractual terms and conditions for contracts, contract variations, subcontracts and other instruments and providing advice on contractual issues.
  • Identify new and emerging legal and commercial risks and liabilities and develop creative, cost effective, definitive options and legal strategies for the management of those risks.

Working in a complex and busy environment, this position requires the ability to operate with sound judgment and significant commercial acumen while managing competing priorities.

About You

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in commercial law, contract management and relationship management.
  • The ability to analyse complex legal issues, interpret legislation and develop accurate legal solutions.
  • Ability to identify emerging legal and commercial risks and liabilities and develop contingencies and recommendations.
  • Superior problem solving and written communication skills.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role, please refer to the attached position description.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

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