The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities. Our work supports a range of diverse portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We also oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards. The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities. Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do. Senior Solicitor, External Review $101,120 - $122,348 (Plus Superannuation)Fixed Term / 12 months Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)Usual work location: 1 Spring Street, Melbourne (flexibility may be available) The Senior Solicitor is a senior member of the External Review Unit within the Legal and Legislation Branch.The Senior Solicitor, External Review will report to the Principal Solicitor, External Review and will assist with advising the Department on all external review processes arising from COVID-19, including Ombudsman, WorkSafe and Auditor-General related enquiries, freedom of information requests and all litigation arising from the Department's COVID-19 related activities. In particular, the Senior Solicitor, External Review will assist with liaising with the relevant client areas to assist them in the management of each external review process and to provide legal advice on the management of associated legal risks, collation of documents and the drafting of relevant correspondence. The Senior Solicitor, External Review will also support the preparation of briefings associated with the external review processes.The Senior Solicitor, External Review will assist the collation of documents for each external review process and the maintenance of a central repository of documentation to support current and future external review processes.The Senior Solicitor, External Review will also support Director, External Review and Principal Solicitor, External Review as required.The key accountabilities of the role will include: Assist with the management of complex external review processes and litigation matters.Provide authoritative and strategic legal advice on complex and sensitive legal, policy and procedural issues and proposals.Assist the Director, External Review and Principal Solicitor, External Review to project manage the Department's engagement in COVID-19 related external review processes, including the generation of reports, maintenance of records management systems and preparation of briefing materials.Liaise with a range of clients across the Department to assist them in managing individual external review processes, including in the coordination of information.Assist with the engagement of external law firms including the briefing of work to ensure cost effective and efficient legal services to the department on an as needs basis. For a confidential discussion, please call Patrick Warner, Principal Solicitor, External Review on 0415 434 496.Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.To be eligible for this position you must hold the mandatory qualification as outlined in the position description.For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.
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