Senior Police Lawyer (VPSG4)

Job posted: 08/10/2020
Applications close: 29/10/2020 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until 30/06/2021

Organisation: Victoria Police

Salary: $85,279 - $96,759

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/E20029663B

Reference: VG/E20029663B

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759

Work location: Melbourne | CBD


As part a small Crimes Confiscation Unit within the broader Legal Services Department of Victoria Police, the successful applicant will be responsible for providing independent legal advice in relation to the operation of the Confiscation Act 1997 (the Act), and will appear in the Magistrates' Court of Victoria on behalf of the Chief Commissioner to prosecute matters under the Act. The role involves advising Criminal Proceed Squad investigators on legal and operational issues relevant to the Act (and other related legislation), and liaising with stakeholders including the Office of Public Prosecutions and Asset Confiscation Operations of the Department of Justice and Community Safety.


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

Your duties will include:

  • Preparing confiscation matters for referral to the Office of Public Prosecutions, including review and preparation of affidavits.
  • Providing independent high-quality verbal and written advice to the CPS and other Police members on complex legal, operational and / or policy matters relating to investigations and operations generally relevant to the Confiscation Act 1997.
  • Building and maintaining productive working relationships with internal stakeholders (including the CPS) and external stakeholders (including Office of Public Prosecutions).
  • Carriage of litigation matters brought on behalf of the Chief Commissioner under the Confiscation Act 1997 in the Magistrates' Court jurisdiction, including advocacy.
  • Maintaining a high level of contemporary awareness on new and emerging issues in Proceeds of Crime law and practicing and their longer-term implications for Victoria Police and the State of Victoria more broadly.
  • Monitoring and ensuring governance and compliance with Victoria Police policies, programs and initiatives.
  • Assist in record-keeping and administrative tasks as required and promote a high standard of internal governance.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Admission to practice as an Australian Lawyer (Unrestricted Practising Certificate).

  • Proficient knowledge and experience in civil rules, evidence and criminal law.
  • Ability to work under pressure, both independently and as a member of a team, with limited supervision and ability to determine priorities and work within limited time constraints.
  • Proven ability to monitor client and stakeholder satisfaction, and constructively manage stakeholder issues to ensure positive outcomes for Victoria Police.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to draft court documents.
  • Ability to conduct litigation under the Confiscation Act 1997 in the Magistrates' Court on behalf of the Chief Commissioner.
  • A proven record of ethical behaviour and a demonstrated commitment to the Victoria Police Code of Ethics and Conduct, Financial Code of Practice, and the Organisation Values.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) full time, fixed term until 30/06/2021 position available.
  • The position will be located at 311 Spencer Street, Docklands, Victoria 3008
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful candidate 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 - attached to the job advertisement.

Applications close midnight, Thursday 29 October 2020

Please Note:
All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; the Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic), Job Skills Exchange (JSE) website or Seek.

Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

For further information on this role please contact: Hamish Myers, Managing Principal Lawyer on 0418 416 063 or via email hamish.myers@police.vic.gov.au.

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 requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 8081.


About Us:

Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. 

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. 

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

Senior Police Lawyer (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time / Until 30/06/2021

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Hamish Myers, Managing Principal Lawyer | 0418 416 063 or hamish.myers@police.vic.gov.au

Senior Police Lawyer (VPSG4)