Principal Solicitor, Trial Divisions (VPSG6)

Job posted: 05/08/2022
Applications close: 21/08/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Office of Public Prosecutions

Salary: $127,467 - $170,579

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/OPP212

Reference: VG/OPP212

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579

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 465 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.

Principal Solicitor (Full Time, Ongoing)

The Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) has multiple opportunities to join our organisation as a Principal Solicitor within our Trial Divisions.

These positions have a primary responsibility for the preparation and conduct of the most highly complex matters for early resolution or trial in all jurisdictions – Magistrates' Court, County and Supreme Courts.

Flexible working arrangements including part time arrangements will be considered.

About the Role:

  • Prepare and instruct in the most highly complex matters, including major trials and taskforce investigations, and appear when required.
  • Undertake high level research, investigation and analysis of the most highly complex legal issues and provide written and verbal advice and recommendations as required.
  • Advise management on issues arising from the prosecution of criminal cases, resources, and points of law, and provide detailed reports as requested.

As our ideal candidate you will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively identify and respond to emerging issues at both a strategic and operational level in a changing legal environment.
  • Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to communicate at an influential level with relevant stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to formally and effectively mentor staff to foster continuous learning and development and aid in their professional development.

The position is Melbourne based; however occasional regional travel may be a requirement of the position. A vehicle and overnight accommodation are provided as required.

For further information, please refer to the attached Position Description.

The Office is committed to providing a safe working environment for staff, and may require employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as, coronavirus (COVID-19) and other transmissible diseases based on Victorian Chief Health Officer's Directions as issued and updated from time to time.  Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may be required.

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 Sunday 21 August 2022

The OPP is committed to building a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.  People from all cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply, particularly applicants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, or those who may experience disability related barriers in securing employment. If you require assistance with the recruitment process, or have accessibility requirements please contact recruit.info@opp.vic.gov.au

Persons considering applying for these positions should note that the recruitment process 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.

Principal Solicitor, Trial Divisions (VPSG6)

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Principal Solicitor, Trial Divisions (VPSG6)