Senior Solicitor, Trial Divisions and STP (VPSG5)

Job posted: 10/09/2021
Applications close: 26/09/2021 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Office of Public Prosecutions

Salary: $102,637 - $124,183

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/OPPTBC9

Reference: VG/OPPTBC9

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183

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 440 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.

Senior Solicitor (VPS 5) 

Multiple Vacancies: (Ongoing and Fixed Term - 12 months)

The Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) has an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our organisation as a Senior Solicitors within Trial Divisions and Specialist Trial Prosecutions.

This position is designed to attract solicitors who have sound experience in the criminal jurisdictions of the County and Supreme Courts. It offers the opportunity for the exercise of previously acquired legal practice skills in the preparation and conduct of criminal litigation.

The position is Melbourne based however, occasional travel to Regional Victoria may be required.

About the Role:

  • Prepare and instruct in large and complex matters, including major trials and taskforce investigations, and appear when required
  • Provide within limited time constraints, written and verbal advice to Police, Counsel, senior staff within the OPP, Crown Prosecutors and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to ensure the effective prosecution of criminal cases
  • Ensure that cases are competently, efficiently and expeditiously prepared, that suitable Counsel is briefed and that cases are properly presented before the Court to ensure the provision of an effective legal service

As our ideal candidate you will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare large and complex prosecutions and provide advice (both written and verbal) under minimal supervision
  • Extensive knowledge of Criminal Law and Procedure and the Law of Evidence as well as other relevant legislation
  • Ability to mentor and influence junior staff in their professional development, including demonstrated leadership skills

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 26 September 2021

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.

Senior Solicitor, Trial Divisions and STP  (VPSG5)

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Senior Solicitor, Trial Divisions and STP  (VPSG5)