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February

Solicitor Level 2 (Vps Grade 3)

STATE REVENUE OFFICE - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Solicitor Level 2 – Legal Services Branch, Melbourne – Ongoing

  • At least 1 full-time, ongoing role
  • At least 1 full-time, fixed term role (up to 6 months)
  • Salary $70,791 plus 9.5% superannuation – Solicitor Level 2/VPS Grade 3
  • Based in Melbourne CBD

At least one (1) full time, ongoing and at least one (1) full time, fixed term Solicitor Level 2/Grade 3 positions are being offered in the Legal Services Branch, Policy Advisory and Legal Services Division, in Melbourne.

The State Revenue Office

We administer a range of taxes, duties, levies, grants and subsidies on behalf of the Victorian Government. The revenue we collect funds essential services including health care, education and social infrastructure.

Committed to excellence, customer service and developing our people, we offer a collaborative and rewarding culture valuing teamwork and high performance. In return, you'll benefit from professional staff development, giving you the opportunity to learn, influence and contribute to your future and to the State Revenue Office.

The role

This in-house solicitor role provides effective and efficient legal advisory services and advocacy for the Commissioner of State Revenue in matters arising from Acts administered by the State Revenue Office, including those related to stamp duty and land tax.

Key responsibilities

Reporting to a Principal Solicitor, within the Legal Services Branch, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing your own litigation and advice case-load, with supportive legal supervision.
  • Undertaking legal research, and interpreting and applying legislation.
  • Preparing and conducting cases for litigation at VCAT and the Courts.
  • Briefing and Instructing counsel at interlocutory proceedings and substantive hearings.
  • Communicating directly with internal stakeholders, customers and their legal representatives.
  • Providing timely legal advice to the Commissioner and his delegates.

The ideal candidate

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Between 1-3 years' post admission experience as an Australian lawyer in the public or private sector with knowledge of/experience in litigation, court, tribunal and legislative processes.
  • Been admitted as an Australian lawyer.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Sound decision making and problem solving skills.
  • The skills to provide quality work in a timely manner in a busy environment characterised by competing priorities.

More information

For more information, please read the position description or contact Jennifer Poon, Senior Legal Administration Officer, Legal Services Branch, on 03 9628 0556.

If you need a copy of this advertisement and attachments in an accessible format, such as large print, please email applications@sro.vic.gov.au

To apply

To be considered for this role you must submit a:

  • completed application form (attached),
  • current resume, and
  • covering letter

via this website by 5pm on Tuesday 9 March 2021.

Note:

  • As part of our selection process, we conduct pre-appointment checks including those related to references, identity, qualifications, work history, work visa, and police record history.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency




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