Job posted: 09/07/2024
Applications close: 24/07/2024 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Office of Public Prosecutions

Salary: $92,332 - $104,762

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/OPP473L

Reference: VG/OPP473L

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762

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 475 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.

Solicitor, Proceeds of Crime

Full Time, Ongoing

The Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) has an exciting opportunity available for a motivated Solicitor to join our Proceeds of Crime team!

The successful incumbent will be responsible for the preparation under supervision of a wide variety of Confiscation Act litigation in the Melbourne Supreme and County Courts.
The successful candidate will be required often appear in the Confiscation List of the County Courts to make applications for restraining and other pre-trial proceeding on behalf of the DPP as well as prepare cases for appeals to the Supreme Court.

The incumbent will also have the opportunity to occasionally undertake file work from the OPP's Trial Divisions under consultation with the Director, Proceeds of Crime.

About the Role:

  • Prepare confiscation matters under supervision, including undertaking research and legal analysis to provide advice and recommendations to the Director, Proceeds of Crime and DPP.
  • Maintain and manage the completion and resolution of a large caseload of confiscation cases in a timely manner.
  • Appear in the County Court for applications pursuant to the Confiscations Act 1997 and other pre-trial proceedings as required.

As our ideal candidate you will have:

  • A working knowledge of civil rules and procedure, criminal law knowledge is also desirable but not essential to this role.
  • A demonstrated competence in the preparation and conduct of commercial and/or civil litigation matters.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently whilst balancing competing priorities, producing high quality work within tight time constraints and court deadlines.

Relevant Knowledge and Experience:

  • You must be admitted to the legal profession as an Australian Lawyer.
  • You must hold a current Victorian Practising Certificate.
  • You must hold a valid Australian Drivers' License.

The position is assessed as having a medium level of intrinsic risk.

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 Wednesday 24 July 2024.

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.


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