Public Interest Law Careers Guide - Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Field of Law

Victorian Government

Stage of Career

Secondary; Graduates; Practising lawyers

Contact Details

Address: 1 Spring Street, Melbourne 3000. Victoria
Phone: (03) 9651 9999
Visit the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources website
Contact person: Nicole Evangelou
Email: recruitment@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Contact person for Indigenous applicants:

Leanne Sumner
Diversity and Inclusion Advisor
Phone: (03) 8392 6240
Email: Leanne.Sumner@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Description of Organisation

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources was established by the Victorian Government on 1 January 2015.

The government created the department to bring together many of the key functions that drive economic development and job creation across Victoria. These include transport and ports, energy, investment attraction and facilitation, trade, innovation, regional development and small business, together with key services to sectors such as agriculture, the creative industries, resources and tourism.

Number of legal positions within organisation:  25-30

Information for secondary schools

Do you have work experience placements for secondary school students?

From time to time.

Contact person for work experience placements:

Karen Morton
Team Leader, Employment Programs
Email: Karen.morton@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Information for university students/graduates

Do you have a graduate clerkship program?

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources recruits its graduates through the Victorian Public Service GRADS program.

What are you looking for in a graduate?

The ability to work well with others, good judgement and decision making skills, research and writing skills, ability to show initiative

How many law graduates do you employ outside your graduate program, and what sort of roles do they fill?

Some policy roles and business development roles. Numbers vary from year to year.

Do you have a minimum Grade Point Average standard for an applicant's academic record?

No

If there are any fails on a candidate's academic record how will they affect the recruitment process?

If one has completed one's degree, then there is no disadvantage

What electives/areas of study are viewed favourably?

Business/commerce units are a plus but not mandatory. All tertiary qualifications are well regarded

On average, how many positions become available per year?

Varies between 5 - 10 per year

How many applications do you receive for these?

20 + each for each position

Information for practising lawyers

What prior work/volunteer work is viewed favourably?

Public service roles are viewed favourably

Where do you advertise your positions?

All positions that are not filled internally are advertised on the VPS Careers website: www.careers.vic.gov.au

Do you use a recruitment agency?

Occasionally for senior roles