Legal Trainee - Department of Premier and Cabinet (Tas)

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Closing On: Friday, 23rd August 2019
Category: Legal
Location: TAS
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: Law Student or Graduate

Job Description:

An exciting opportunity exists as a Legal Trainee within the Office of the General Counsel at the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC).

The Office of the General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel navigates complex legal and policy challenges with technically outstanding legal advice and practical, evidence-based solutions. Reporting to the Secretary, DPC, our General Counsel has management responsibility for the Office, assisted by a Director, Policy and Strategy, an Assistant General Counsel and teams led by managers.

The Office is looking for a Legal Trainee who is motivated, demonstrates initiative, enthusiasm and good judgment, and has excellent written and oral communications skills. To succeed in this role, you will have strong academic results in a Bachelor of Laws or. Juris Doctor and an interest in a career in government.

Overview Of The Legal Traineeship Program

As a Legal Trainee, you will have the opportunity to undertake a 12 month Supervised Workplace Training program, leading to admission as an Australian lawyer. You will work on diverse, challenging and high profile matters as you undertake work through all the main practice areas of the Office, including legal policy, public law, commercial and corporate law and litigation.

Duties

  • Under supervision, undertake research into and support the provision of legal and policy advice on a broad range of issues including legislative and policy proposal submissions, to senior departmental staff, the Premier, the Special Minister of State and other Ministers.
  • Under supervision, undertake research into and support the provision of a broad range of legal services, including:
  • providing advice on constitutional and administrative law issues, parliamentary powers and processes, commercial legal matters, and litigation involving the State; and
  • advising on Cabinet submissions, drafting Governor in Council orders, preparing regulations and assisting with the management and preparation of legislation.
  • Prepare correspondence for the signature of the Premier, the Special Minister of State and senior departmental staff, including reviewing correspondence received and gathering and analysing information and policies relevant to the correspondence.
  • Assist the General Counsel, the Director, the Assistant General Counsel and the managers in relation to assigned functions of the Office.

The position commences February 2020.

How To Apply

Apply before the advertised closing date via the http://careers.vic.gov.au website

All Applications Should Include

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within two pages)

For any questions you may have regarding the position please refer to the contact details on the Position Description.

The closing date for this position is Sunday 18 August 2019 at 11.59 p.m.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How To Apply

Apply before the advertised closing date via the http://careers.vic.gov.au website

All Applications Should Include

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)

Please refer to the contact on the position description if you have any questions regarding the job vacancy.

Other Relevant Information

Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role. We work for the people of Victoria by helping the government achieve its strategic objectives. We do this by supporting the Premier, Deputy Premier, Special Minister of State and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Equality, Minister for Veterans, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Minister for Women and Minister for Youth.

DPC is proud to participate in Recruit Smarter, an initiative of the Victorian Government to address unconscious bias in recruitment practices. For more information on Recruit Smarter, please visit www.vic.gov.au/recruit-smarter or. call 13 22 15.

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