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/20035854
Closing Date: 27-May-2018
Salary Range: $65,713 - $79,790
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: C3282.docx (Word, 431KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Senior Sergeant Cameron Gould
(03) 5131 5055

Position Details

  • VPSG-3 range $65,713 - $79,790 p.a. + super + leave loading
  • One (1) full time, ongoing position available
  • Working within the Prosecutions Division, Legal Services Department located at Morwell Police Station, 8-10 Hazelwood Rd, Morwell 3840*

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 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 files.

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

  • The day to day management of files
  • Appearing in the Magistrate's Court (including the Family Violence, Drug Court 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 (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. This may include, Shift work, some Public Holidays and Weekends. Shift allowances will be paid in accordance with the relevant Victorian Public Service Agreement.
  • In exchange for your hard work, you will receive 17.5% leave loading, time in lieu for extra time worked and access to a comprehensive learning and development program to enhance your professional development.

*Your usual place of work will be within the Prosecutions Division (Legal & Prosecutions Specialist Branch), Legal Services Department, however you may be required to work at any other division or metropolitan location within the Department as required.

Your position will commence at

  • Morwell Prosecutions at the at Morwell Police Station

However, given occasional legal service demand issues you may be required at times to undertake varied work within the Legal Services Department and in particular the Southern Prosecutions area and the courts it services:

  • Morwell
  • Korumburra
  • Wonthaggi
  • Sale
  • Bairnsdale

This supports the Department's commitment to a flexible and deployable legal workforce and professional development opportunities in a range of legal domains.

  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.


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.

Applicants MUST address the full key selection criteria and include a resume within their application.

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Senior Sergeant Cameron Gould on (03) 5131 5055 or via email cameron.gould@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 27 May 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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