Police Lawyer

Job Details
Careers Logo
Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/20021671A
Closing Date: 28-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $68,884 - $83,640
Job Duration: Until 22/05/2020
Attachments: 1. Position Description - C3282.docx (Word, 431KB)
Job Specification

2. VPS Application Form 20021671.docx (Word, 640KB)
Self Assessment

Contact: Acting Senior Sergeant Jens BERTELSEN
(03) 9302 8344 or jens.bertelsen@police.vic.gov.au

Position Details

About the role:
This is an exciting opportunity to progress your career and obtain experience working as a Police Lawyer within Victoria Police. Victoria Police's Legal Services Department is enhancing its advocacy response in an effort to meet the expansion of court networks and jurisdictions across Victoria.

Victoria Police is seeking to meet this demand with a team of enthusiastic, skilled and dedicated Police Lawyers to prosecute a range of complex family violence intervention order matters across multiple court jurisdictions. As the successful applicant, you will need to demonstrate an ability to handle busy court lists and to manage competing priorities effectively. This role offers an opportunity to tailor your skills to an array of matters that vary in complexity.

Your duties will include:

  • Appearing as an advocate, caseload management and providing legal advice/information to a range of clients in the areas of family violence, criminal prosecutions, civil law, and other areas as directed.
  • Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships within Victoria Police.  
  • Working with internal and external stakeholders across agencies to ensure cooperative and proactive approaches to addressing community harm.
  • Regularly attending and appearing in the Magistrates' Court, Children's Court, therapeutic courts and as directed appearing in County Court Appeal matters.  
  • Managing cases and the prosecution of family violence intervention orders, criminal related matters, confiscations and proceeds of crime applications, firearms applications and licensing issues matters on behalf of Victoria Police.  
  • Preparing court lists in advance of hearing dates, attending court to interview affected family members, affected persons (victims), respondents and witnesses.
  • Liaising with legal representatives and court staff.  
  • Providing support and assistance to Senior and Supervising Lawyers in the management of more complex cases dealt with at the County Court and other jurisdictions.  You will also be required to provide professional guidance to Legal Support Officers as directed by your senior managers. 


As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Admission to practice as an Australian Lawyer.
  • Ability to work in a team and in a developing and emerging work environment.
  • A high level of resilience and emotional intelligence.


Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1), full time, fixed term, until 22/05/2020 position available
  • The location of the advertised position is Broadmeadows Prosecutions Unit.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • This position may require you to work outside normal hours.
  • While the initial work location for this position is the Broadmeadows Prosecutions Unit, given occasional legal service demand issues you may be required to undertake varied work within other locations of the Legal Services Department. This supports the Department's 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, Sunday 28 July 2019
- No applications will be accepted via email.

For further information on this role please contact Acting Senior Sergeant Jens BERTELSEN on (03) 9302 8344 or via email jens.bertelsen@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) 9247 5113.

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: http://www.policecareer.vic.gov.au


From here...