Float Legal Assistant

  • Contribute to matters of high profile public interest
  • Exposure to a broad range of legal support work
  • Ongoing | Full time | VPS 2 ($51,717 - $66,414 p.a. + superannuation)

About the VGSO
The 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 role
An 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 a team of solicitors. This is a unique opportunity to gain exposure to a broad range of legal work by rotating between our different branches which include:

  • Commercial, Property & Technology Branch
  • Regulation, Administrative & Disciplinary Law Branch
  • Public Law & Planning Branch
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution Branch
  • Police Branch
  • Workplace Relations & Occupational Safety Branch


  • Preparing correspondence and court documents – drafting and typing (dictaphone)
  • Amending & formatting documents
  • File management – maintaining orderly, up to date legal files in electronic and hard copy format
  • Diary and email management – monitoring emails, calendars and recording deadlines
  • Telephone assistance – both incoming and screening
  • General administration – photocopying, couriers, billing, relieving reception
  • Looking for ways to reduce the administrative workload of your solicitors

Skills and experience

  • Prior experience as a Legal Assistant in a law firm
  • Confident in providing high level legal administrative assistance to more than one solicitor
  • Strong understanding of court systems, knowledge of legal terminology and an ability to conduct research using online databases and systems
  • Self-starter who takes initiative and has the ability to operate autonomously
  • High attention to detail with a commitment to service excellence

In exchange for your hard work, you will receive; competitive remuneration, training and development opportunities and 17.5% annual leave loading. The VGSO embraces flexibility and welcomes a conversation to help you achieve work-life balance.

How to apply
If this sounds like the opportunity for you, click here to apply now! Applications must include a cover letter and resume. Candidates will also be required to complete a few questions covering the Key Selection Criteria as part of the online application form. Please note it is not a requirement to respond to the Key Selection Criteria separately.

To find out more about this role, please feel free to contact Pieta Spencer, Recruitment Consultant, on (03) 9032 3052.

Applications close at 11:59pm on Sunday, 24 March 2019.