Legal Support Officer (VPSG2)

Job posted: 14/05/2024
Applications close: 28/05/2024 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victoria Police

Salary: $56,834 - $72,985

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/E20041538NB

Reference: VG/E20041538NB

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $56,834 - $72,985

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to progress your career and obtain valuable experience working in the Legal Services Department at Victoria Police. The Legal Services Department is enhancing its response in an effort to meet the expansion of court networks and jurisdictions across Victoria.

Victoria Police is seeking to meet this demand with an enthusiastic, skilled and dedicated team of Legal Support Officers to predominantly undertake clerical responsibilities, and as the need and opportunity arise, assist Police Lawyers who prosecute a range of complex offences. As the successful applicant, you will have the ability to efficiently handle busy court lists and to manage competing priorities effectively whilst providing administrative and practical support to your colleagues in Court.

You will be expected to undertake administration duties and provide support and assistance to Police Lawyers and Prosecutors in providing information to a range of clients in the areas of Family Violence, criminal prosecutions and other areas as required. The role promotes the opportunity to develop and maintain collaborative relationships within the expansive Victoria Police workforce.There will be an expectation that you work with internal and external stakeholders across agencies as part of a broad network that will ensure cooperative and proactive approaches to addressing community harm.

As the successful applicant, you will be working within the Legal Services Department, situated at Sunshine Prosecutions Unit, 497 Ballarat Road Sunshine. Your role as a Legal Support Officer is a vital part in the overall function of the Unit of which both Police Lawyers and Police Prosecutors are a part of.  You will be required to provide daily support and assistance to Police Prosecutors and Police Lawyers in an administrative capacity.   This includes triaging telephone calls and enquiries, the coordination and management of incoming and outgoing briefs of evidence and the preparation of court lists in advance of hearing.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.

Your duties will include:

  • Provide administration support,
  • Answer and respond to telephone calls, emails and enquiries.
  • Sort incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Data entry into the Brief Management System.
  • Preparation of court lists (criminal and civil).
  • General filing.
  • Undertake duties as required by line managers

As the successful applicant, you will:

  • Be able to work in a team environment as well as on your own.
  • Undertake duties as directed.
  • Have a high level of resilience.
  • Have excellent organisational skills; and
  • An ability to manage a high constant workload.

 Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) x fixed - term position until 30 June 2025.
  • The salary range for a VPS2 role is $56,834 to $72,985 (covering salary ranges VPSG 2.1 and VPSG 2.2). Although it is standard practice for selected candidates to commence at the base of the salary range, genuine consideration will be given to a commencement salary within the available range that is commensurate with the successful candidate's knowledge, skills and experiences. This will be subject to negotiations with the Hiring Manager in the course of the selection process and may include the provision of evidence of a higher income and/or supporting documentation (as required).
  • This position is located at Sunshine Prosecutions Unit, 497 Ballarat Road Sunshine.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • As a member of the Legal Services Department you will be located, on selection, at a specific office within a Division for a particular advertised opportunity. However, given occasional legal service demand issues you may be required at times to undertake varied work within the Department.  This supports the Departments commitment to a flexible and deployable legal workforce and professional development opportunities in a range of legal domains.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form – the word document (2. Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement.

Applications close midnight, 28 May 2024

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website, Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic) or Seek. Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 

For further information, please contact: Supervising Lawyer Nick Zisimopoulos on (03) 9313 3630 or nick.zisimopoulos@police.vic.gov.au. No recruitment agency please.

We welcome applications from people with disability. If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirement/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 8082.

About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps

Legal Support Officer (VPSG2)

Job type:

Full time

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Supervising Lawyer Nick Zisimopoulos | 9313 3630 or nick.zisimopoulos@police.vic.gov.au

Legal Support Officer (VPSG2)