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 email@example.comContribute to matters of high profile public interestUnique opportunity to rotate between different legal branchesOngoing | Full-timeVPS 2 $53,946 - $69,276 p.a. + superannuation About the VGSOThe 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 roleAn exciting opportunity exists for an eager and enthusiastic Legal Assistant to join the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office and provide comprehensive secretarial and administrative support to our solicitors.This role will float amongst the organisation, depending on business needs, and is a unique opportunity to gain exposure to a broad range of legal work as you rotate between our different branches, which include: Commercial, Property & Technology BranchLitigation & Dispute Resolution BranchPolice Advisory BranchPublic Law & Planning BranchRegulation, Administrative & Disciplinary Law BranchRoyal Commissions & Inquiries BranchWorkplace Relations & Occupational Safety Branch Responsibilities Preparing correspondence and court documents – drafting and typing (dictaphone)Amending & formatting documentsFile management – maintaining orderly, up to date legal files in electronic and hard copy formatDiary and email management – monitoring emails, calendars and recording deadlinesTelephone assistance – both incoming and screeningGeneral administration – photocopying, couriers, billing, relieving receptionLooking for ways to reduce the administrative workload of solicitors Skills and experience Prior experience as a Legal Assistant in a law firmConfident in providing high level legal administrative assistance to more than one solicitorStrong understanding of court systems, knowledge of legal terminology and an ability to conduct research using online databases and systemsSelf-starter who takes initiative and has the ability to operate autonomouslyHigh attention to detail with a commitment to service excellence BenefitsIn 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 applyIf 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 Tuesday, 11 May 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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