Legal Assistant, Policy and Specialised Legal (VPSG3)

Job posted: 24/02/2021
Applications close: 08/03/2021 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Office of Public Prosecutions

Salary: $70,791 - $85,956

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/OPP529A

Reference: VG/OPP529A

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $70,791 - $85,956

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) is an independent statutory authority responsible for preparing and conducting criminal prosecutions in Victoria on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Matters prosecuted by the DPP and the OPP involve serious crimes or matters that are of significance to the fair and effective operation of the Victorian criminal justice system. The OPP consists of the Solicitor for Public Prosecutions and a staff of approximately 400 providing legal and corporate support to the DPP, the Chief Crown Prosecutor and Crown Prosecutors in the exercise of their independent roles in the criminal justice system.

Legal Assistant – Policy and Specialised Legal (Fixed Term – up to 12 months, Part-time 3 days per week. Part-time working arrangement is negotiable)

The Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) has an opportunity to join our organisation as a Legal Assistant within the Policy and Specialised Legal Division (PASL).

The PASL Unit plays an essential role in keeping the legal practice updated on the latest legislative developments and major law reform initiatives. It develops the Director's policies, provides considered responses to emerging issues and undertakes an array of specialist legal work.

The role of Legal Assistant is essential in providing administrative and legal support to the division. The role involves working closely and collaboratively with the administration team and solicitors within the division to ensure that operational requirements are met.

 About the Role:


  • Provide legal support to solicitors within the division, including (but not limited to): Managing and triaging correspondence, updating databases, and maintaining files in line with current policies and procedures
  • Provide general administrative support to the division, as required and directed by the Manager, including (but not limited to): Delivery of mail, filing court documents, and assisting with the compilation of court materials
  • Identify and support opportunities for continuous improvement within the division including participation in projects, committees and working groups where appropriate

 Flexible working arrangements including working from home options is available.

 As our ideal candidate you will have:

  • Demonstrated innovative IT and administrative skills to continuously improve processes, systems and practices
  • Sound communication skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, particularly MS Word and Excel, and computerised case management systems
  • Knowledge of office/administration and government processes is highly desirable.
  • Experience working within a legal environment will be highly regarded.

For more information please refer to the attached Position Description.

To apply, you will need to submit a resume, cover letter and complete the online questionnaire which can be found on the last page of the application process. This questionnaire will ask you to address some of the Key Selection Criteria which you must complete. Separate responses to the KSC outlined in the position description are not required.

In accordance with the VPS recruitment process all candidates are subject to complete a pre-employment misconduct screening declaration. Further information is available on the VPSC website: https://vpsc.vic.gov.au/resources/pre-employment-screening-misconduct-victorian-public-service/

Applications close 11:59pm Monday 8 March 2021

 The OPP is a diverse employer and welcomes applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

Persons considering applying for this position should note that the recruitment process for this position may be used to fill a commensurate position/s within 3 months of the completion of the recruitment without any further advertisement or interview.

Please note this recruitment process, including interviews, will be conducted remotely and the successful candidate will commence in the role working remotely. 

Legal Assistant, Policy and Specialised Legal (VPSG3)

Job type:

Part time

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Legal Assistant, Policy and Specialised Legal (VPSG3)