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Office of Public Prosecutions Victoria
Melbourne, Victoria (VIC)
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Description

Solicitor (VPS 4) – (Full Time, Fixed Term – Up to 12months )

The Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) has an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our organisation as a Solicitor.  

This position is designed to attract solicitors who have a strong interest 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 counsel in the conduct of moderately complex matters, summary prosecutions, trials, pleas & other hearings in both the County and Supreme Courts.
  • 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.
  • Undertake high level research, investigation and analysis of moderately complex issues and provide written and verbal advice and recommendations as required to external agencies, Counsel, OPP Staff, Crown Prosecutors the Executive, and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

As our ideal candidate you will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare litigation of moderate complexity at an advanced level, including the preparation and conduct of committals, plea hearings and trials
  • A thorough knowledge of Criminal Law and Procedure and the Law of Evidence as well as other relevant legislation
  • Demonstrated competence in appearing as a solicitor advocate in routine matters in the Magistrates' and County Courts

To apply, you will need to link on the link below, and 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.

https://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au/jobs/VG-OPP229

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 31 October 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.



Job Information

  • Job ID: 59268766
  • Location:
    Melbourne, Victoria (VIC)
  • Position Title: Solicitor
  • Company Name: Office of Public Prosecutions Victoria
  • Job Function: Solicitor / Lawyer
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Job Duration: 6-12 Months
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: 88,955.00 - 100,930.00 Australian Dollars (Yearly Salary)
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