Senior Police Lawyer (Mildura)

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.
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/20034180A
Closing Date: 29-Apr-2018
Salary Range: $81,354 - $92,304
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: C3196.docx (Word, 431KB)
Job Specification

VPS Application Form.docx (Word, 642KB)
Self Assessment

Contact: Brett Sheppard
(03) 5448 1496 or brett.sheppard@police.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • VPSG4 range $81,354 - $92,304 p.a. + super + leave loading pro rata
  • One (1) full time ongoing position available
  • Working within the Prosecutions Division, Legal Services Department located at Mildura*

 

This is an exciting opportunity to progress your career and obtain valuable experience working as a Senior 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. In order to address repeat victimisation, recidivism and unique offending across diverse demographics, more specialist courts are opening.


About the role:

Victoria Police is seeking to meet this demand with enthusiastic, skilled and dedicated advocate to prosecute a range of complex matters arising within the therapeutic, protective and criminal jurisdictions of the Magistrate's Court, Children's Court and, in some cases, the County Court. As the successful applicant, you will need to demonstrate an ability to manage busy court lists and competing priorities effectively whilst coaching, mentoring and developing junior Lawyers.

The role offers an opportunity to tailor your skill 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 will also be required to develop and maintain collaborative relationships within the expansive Victoria Police workforce as well as working with external stakeholders across agencies as part of a broad network to ensure cooperative and proactive approaches to addressing community harm.


In addition to the above responsibilities, some of this role's key duties include:

  • The day to day management and support of staff within the Police Lawyers Group in your designated work location. 
  • Rostering and coordination of Police Lawyers and Legal Support Staff assisting and appearing in the Magistrate's Court (including the Family Violence, Drug Court and/or Assessment and Referral Court lists) and the Children's Court.
  • Maintaining statistics and records for all police applications along with completing monthly reports for you designated work area.
  • Appearing in criminal matters in the Magistrate's Court as required.
  • Providing support and assistance to Supervising Lawyers in the management of more complex cases dealt with at the County Court and in other jurisdictions 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 (Unrestricted Practising Certificate).
  • 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.

 

Requirements and relevant information:

  • This position may require you to work outside normal hours from time to time.
  • As a member of the Legal Services Department you will be located, on selection, at a specific office within a Division for a particular advertised opportunity.
  • However, given occasional legal service demand issues 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 usual place of work will be within the Prosecutions Division (Legal and Prosecutions Specialist Branch), 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 Brett Sheppard on (03) 5448 1496 or via email
brett.sheppard@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 requirement / adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact  the VPS Recruitment Team via email
vpsrecruitment@police.vic.gov.au

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 29 April 2018.

 

Find out what it's like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: http://www.policecareer.vic.gov.au


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