Senior Police Lawyer (Parole Prosecution Coordinator)

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20029772B
Closing Date: 08-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $79,955 - $90,716
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: C3196.docx (Word, 431KB)
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Role Statement.docx (Word, 103KB)
Job Specification

Application Form.docx (Word, 642KB)
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Contact: Nic Moran or Sherril Handley
(03) 8628 3280

Position Details

  • VPSG4 range $79,955 - $90,716 p.a. + super + leave loading
  • One (1) x Full time ongoing position available
  • Working within the Prosecutions Division, located at 456 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne*


About the role:

This position will be to conduct the role of Parole Prosecution Coordinator (PPC) within Victoria Police.
Since 1 July 2014, Victoria Police can issue a charge for breach of parole against offenders in addition to notifying the Adult Parole Board of the breach.  The PPC is tasked to ensure all breach of parole offences are investigated and prosecuted where appropriate. 
The PPC assesses available evidence and if a view is formed that there is sufficient evidence the file is referred to the Officer in Charge of the local police station for allocation to an investigator.  This role requires strong legislative understanding and regular liaison with both Victoria Police members and stakeholders such as Corrections Victoria.


Some of your duties will include:

  • Recording and managing incoming matters from Corrections Victoria which relate to breach of parole
  • The provision of timely advice and expertise in the compilation of briefs of evidence
  • The allocation of matters to appropriate informants for investigation and allocation of matters to appropriate prosecutors for hearing
  • Consultation with internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist Corrections Victoria with the development of the PPC role
  • Perform administrative activities including documentation, reports, file notes and record keeping in accordance with policy and procedure


As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate experience as an advocate practising criminal law
  • A current unrestricted Australian practising certificate
  • Proficient knowledge of relevant legislation including (but not limited to):
        - Corrections Act 1986
        - Crimes Act 1958
        - Evidence Act 2008
        - Criminal Procedure Act 2009
        - Family Violence Protection Act 2008
        - Magistrates Court Act 1989
        - Children, Youth and Families Act 2005
        - Bail Act 1977
  • Demonstrated experience as an advocate practising criminal law  


Requirements and relevant information: 

The successful candidate may be required to undergo and successfully obtain and maintain a National Security Clearance to the level determined by the Department Head. To obtain this clearance applicants must be an Australian Citizen.

*Your usual place of work will be within the Prosecutions Division, Legal Services Department, however you may be required to work at any other division within the Department as required. 


How to Apply 

Please click the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of this advertisement. Please view the full Position Description attached to this advertisement before applying. If you are experiencing accessibility issues, please open the Position Description through Acrobat Reader.

When opening the Application Form which is attached to the advertisement, please ‘save' a copy to complete.  Please note that applicants are NOT required to respond to each key selection criteria listed in the position description.  

Applications must include:

           -   Resume

           -   Completed application form


If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Acting Senior Sergeant Nic MORAN or Sherril HANDLEY on (03) 8628 3280.

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 requirement / adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact  the Victoria Police VPS Recruitment Team via email  


Please note: No applications will be accepted via email, applicants must click on “Apply Now” to submit an application.
Closing date for applications is midnight, Sunday 8 October 2017


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