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Principal Solicitor - Contracts (Vpsg6)

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning - Melbourne, VIC

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• Interesting and varied work
• Supportive work environment
• Great working conditions The successful candidate will provide legal services with respect to contracts and other agreements entered by or on behalf of Land Use Victoria.

You will review, provide advice on the terms of, draft and negotiate a range of contracts and agreements entered into by or on behalf of Land Use Victoria, including the Concession Deed relating to the commercialisation of some land registry services. You will also provide legal assistance and support for procurement processes undertaken by Land Use Victoria's business units.

You will have knowledge and experience of contract law and of the requirements of the Victorian Government in respect of contracts entered into by State Government departments together with advising on contracts.

You must be admitted or be eligible for admission as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Your application must include both your CV and a supporting statement addressing how you meet the key selection criteria.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Qualifications and Admission: Law degree or other formal qualification in law - mandatory.Admitted, or eligible for admission, as a Barrister and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria.
  • Knowledge: Sound knowledge of contract law and of the requirements of the Victorian Government Purchasing Board in respect of contracts entered into by State Government departments.
  • Experience: Demonstrated experience in: the interpretation, review and development of contract law; public and administrative law; and the formulation of highly complex and/or sensitive legal advice.

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2022.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and capabilities sections. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Monday, 14 June 2021.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.

Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period. To be appointed to an ongoing position you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian/New Zealand citizen.

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.