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Principal Lawyer (Public Law)

  • ... Greater Melbourne Area, Texas, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 174869 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 01, 2024       Expires on:

Principal Lawyer (Public Law)   

JOB TITLE:

Principal Lawyer (Public Law)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Greater Melbourne Area Texas United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Join us and be part of Victorias Big Build, working within the award-winning Level Crossing Removal Project.
Weve already removed some of Victorias most dangerous level crossings, and were not stopping any time soon with work to last us until at least 2030.
There has never been a better time to get amongst the action!

About the role

Our Commercial and Legal team are looking for a Principal Lawyer with a strong background in Freedom of Information (FOI) and public law to join their team.
The Principal Lawyer (Public Law) will have the responsibility of overseeing and coordinating FOI and public law-related regulatory matters.
They will also offer expert guidance and strategic advice on a wide range of complex legal matters.

On a day-to-day basis, you will find yourself:

  • Handling public law matters related to LXRP including privacy concerns, administrative law matters, and governmental investigations/reviews.
  • Handling FOI matters relating to LXRP including determining responses to FOI requests.
  • Building relationships with internal and external LXRP stakeholders.
  • Overseeing and managing LXRP's interactions with external regulatory bodies, including addressing inquiries and related matters from the Victorian Ombudsman, Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commissioner, Victorian Auditor General's Office, Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner and the Local Jobs First Commissioner.


This is a 3-year fixed term position, paying a salary between $130,673 to $174,869 + superannuation.
At LXRP we have a hybrid working policy where you can work a mix of home and office.
Office anchor days to collaborate and bond together will be confirmed upon successful application.

About you

You're a legal specialist, with experience in the field of FOI and public law.
You take pride in providing high quality legal advice on matters pertaining to FOI, privacy and public within a government environment.
You enjoy tackling problems and have an active curiosity when it comes to conducting researching, gathering information and providing advice.

Lets get technical what skills do we expect you to have?

  • Admitted, or eligible to be admitted, as a legal practitioner to the Supreme Court of Victoria (or similar).
  • Demonstrated experience utilising relevant legislation such as the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic), and in-depth knowledge of FOI law, procedure and Victorian Government FOI policy.
  • Experience in providing legal advice on complex issues relating to public law matters, including statutory interpretation, administrative law, regulatory investigations and audits and civil litigations.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and be adaptable things change here at LXRP all the time, which keeps things exciting but also means that you may need to re-prioritise from time to time at short notice.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.


At LXRP we embrace diversity and inclusion.
We actively strive to remove barriers and encourage applications from people of any age, or disability, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, culturally and linguistically diverse or LGBTIQA+.
We will make adjustments to our recruitment process to ensure that you are able to participate to the best of your ability.

About LXRP

At LXRP were not only removing level crossings, but also removing barriers and creating a long lasting legacy for our communities.

Inclusion is a priority for us, and we are committed to creating an employee community that reflects those in which we work.
We value diverse representation at all levels of the organisation.

As leaders in the transport sector, we provide secure pathways into the industry for:

  • Women
  • People who identify as LGBTQIA+
  • People living with a disability
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Refugees or asylum seekers
  • People facing barriers to employment.

We offer and encourage flexible work and purchased leave arrangements for all employees to support wellbeing, family or carer commitments and other personal circumstances.

We also place great importance on professional development and growth through both formal training opportunities and lessons learnt.

Health, safety and wellbeing are at the heart of what we do.
We aim to create a safe and healthy workplace for everyone, every day, everywhere.

What next?

To apply just submit your CV.
No need to submit a separate address of the key selection criteria, and no need for a cover letter.

Upon applying you will be asked to answer the following (assessed) questions:

  1. What about LXRP and the Principal Lawyer (Public Law) role motivated you to apply? (up to 300 words)
  2. Please provide us some detail on your experience working in FOI and public law.
    (up to 500 words)

After assessing your CV and answers to the above questions, the next steps will be a phone screen, followed by an interview.

Please note: the successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which include national police checks and misconduct screening

Need more information?

Click apply to view more information including the position description.

For specifics about the recruitment process entailed, or a confidential discussion around any special accommodations or adjustments to the recruitment process you may need in order to participate to the best of your ability, contact Orla Queally Talent Acquisition Adviser on orla.
queally@levelcrossings.
vic.
gov.
au or connect with them on LinkedIn.


Visit us: levelcrossings.
vic.
gov.
au

Follow us: LinkedIn I Facebook I Instagram I YouTube

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 01, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

174869 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707121440-f92d3f51e9aaf3f7c7e7dd84ed966b62

LOCATION:

Texas United States

CITY:

Greater Melbourne Area

Job Origin:

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Join us and be part of Victorias Big Build, working within the award-winning Level Crossing Removal Project. Weve already removed some of Victorias most dangerous level crossings, and were not stopping any time soon with work to last us until at least 2030. There has never been a better time to get amongst the action!

About the role

Our Commercial and Legal team are looking for a Principal Lawyer with a strong background in Freedom of Information (FOI) and public law to join their team. The Principal Lawyer (Public Law) will have the responsibility of overseeing and coordinating FOI and public law-related regulatory matters. They will also offer expert guidance and strategic advice on a wide range of complex legal matters.

On a day-to-day basis, you will find yourself:

  • Handling public law matters related to LXRP including privacy concerns, administrative law matters, and governmental investigations/reviews.
  • Handling FOI matters relating to LXRP including determining responses to FOI requests.
  • Building relationships with internal and external LXRP stakeholders.
  • Overseeing and managing LXRP's interactions with external regulatory bodies, including addressing inquiries and related matters from the Victorian Ombudsman, Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commissioner, Victorian Auditor General's Office, Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner and the Local Jobs First Commissioner.


This is a 3-year fixed term position, paying a salary between $130,673 to $174,869 + superannuation. At LXRP we have a hybrid working policy where you can work a mix of home and office. Office anchor days to collaborate and bond together will be confirmed upon successful application.

About you

You're a legal specialist, with experience in the field of FOI and public law. You take pride in providing high quality legal advice on matters pertaining to FOI, privacy and public within a government environment. You enjoy tackling problems and have an active curiosity when it comes to conducting researching, gathering information and providing advice.

Lets get technical what skills do we expect you to have?

  • Admitted, or eligible to be admitted, as a legal practitioner to the Supreme Court of Victoria (or similar).
  • Demonstrated experience utilising relevant legislation such as the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic), and in-depth knowledge of FOI law, procedure and Victorian Government FOI policy.
  • Experience in providing legal advice on complex issues relating to public law matters, including statutory interpretation, administrative law, regulatory investigations and audits and civil litigations.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and be adaptable things change here at LXRP all the time, which keeps things exciting but also means that you may need to re-prioritise from time to time at short notice.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.


At LXRP we embrace diversity and inclusion. We actively strive to remove barriers and encourage applications from people of any age, or disability, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, culturally and linguistically diverse or LGBTIQA+. We will make adjustments to our recruitment process to ensure that you are able to participate to the best of your ability.

About LXRP

At LXRP were not only removing level crossings, but also removing barriers and creating a long lasting legacy for our communities.

Inclusion is a priority for us, and we are committed to creating an employee community that reflects those in which we work. We value diverse representation at all levels of the organisation.

As leaders in the transport sector, we provide secure pathways into the industry for:

  • Women
  • People who identify as LGBTQIA+
  • People living with a disability
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Refugees or asylum seekers
  • People facing barriers to employment.

We offer and encourage flexible work and purchased leave arrangements for all employees to support wellbeing, family or carer commitments and other personal circumstances.

We also place great importance on professional development and growth through both formal training opportunities and lessons learnt.

Health, safety and wellbeing are at the heart of what we do. We aim to create a safe and healthy workplace for everyone, every day, everywhere.

What next?

To apply just submit your CV. No need to submit a separate address of the key selection criteria, and no need for a cover letter.

Upon applying you will be asked to answer the following (assessed) questions:

  1. What about LXRP and the Principal Lawyer (Public Law) role motivated you to apply? (up to 300 words)
  2. Please provide us some detail on your experience working in FOI and public law. (up to 500 words)

After assessing your CV and answers to the above questions, the next steps will be a phone screen, followed by an interview.

Please note: the successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which include national police checks and misconduct screening

Need more information?

Click apply to view more information including the position description.

For specifics about the recruitment process entailed, or a confidential discussion around any special accommodations or adjustments to the recruitment process you may need in order to participate to the best of your ability, contact Orla Queally Talent Acquisition Adviser on orla.queally@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au or connect with them on LinkedIn.


Visit us: levelcrossings.vic.gov.au

Follow us: LinkedIn I Facebook I Instagram I YouTube

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