Police Lawyer

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20023340
Closing Date: 21-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $66,699 - $80,987
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: PDC3282.docx (Word, 431KB)
Job Specification

Victoria Police Application Form (Drug Court).docx (Word, 642KB)
Self Assessment

Contact: Senior Police Lawyer Kelvin Legg
(03) 8628 3217 or kelvin.legg@police.vic.gov.au

Position Details

About the role:

As the successful applicant, you will need to demonstrate an ability to manage busy court lists and competing priorities effectively, whilst managing your client files. The role offers an opportunity to tailor your skills to an array of matters that vary in complexity. You will be expected to perform caseload management and offer legal advice and information to a range of clients. You may have to work closely with external stakeholders to ensure cooperative and proactive approaches to management of client files.

In addition to the above responsibilities, some of your duties will include:

  • The day to day management of client files.
  • Appearing in the Magistrate's Court (including the Drug Court, Family Violence, and/or Assessment and Referral Court lists) and the Children's Court on behalf of Victoria Police.
  • Maintaining statistics and records for relevant matters to assist in the reporting processes.
  • Appearing in criminal matters in the Magistrate's Court as required.

Whilst the role will be challenging and dynamic, it will present you with a rewarding experience and possibilities for future career progression.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Admission to practice as an Australian Lawyer.
  • Ability to work in a team, in a developing and emerging work environment.
  • High level of resilience and emotional intelligence.
  • High level understanding and experience as a court advocate.
  • Experience in coaching, mentoring and developing junior Lawyers.
  • A current and valid Drivers' Licence is highly desired.


Requirements and relevant information:

  • This position may be required to work Rostered Hours, Shift work, some Public Holidays and Weekends. Shift allowances will be paid in accordance with the relevant Victoria Public Service Agreement.
  • You will receive 17.5% leave loading, time in lieu for additional hours worked and access to a comprehensive learning and development program to enhance your professional development.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, permanent resident or have a valid work visa.
  • Your position will commence at Melbourne Prosecutions.
  • You may be required at times to undertake varied work within 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 21 October 2018 - No applications will be accepted via email.

For further information on this role please contact:Senior Police Lawyer Kelvin Legg on (03) 8628 3217 or via email kelvin.legg@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.

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


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