Senior Police Lawyer

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/E20035558
Closing Date: 14-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: 1. Position Description - C3283.docx (Word, 579KB)
Job Specification

2. VPS Application Form 20035558.docx (Word, 628KB)
Self Assessment

Contact: Kristine Tucceri
(03) 8628 3660

Position Details

About the role:

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 (LSD) 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.

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

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.

Your duties will include:

  • The day to day management and support of staff within the Police Lawyers Group in your designated work location.
  • Developing and managing junior lawyers and offering support and mentoring as required.
  • Appearing as an advocate, caseload management and providing legal advice to a range of clients.
  • Rostering and coordination of Police Lawyers and Legal Support Staff assisting and appearing in the Melbourne Drug Court, Family Violence Court and other criminal-related prosecutions lists. 
  • 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 directed. 
  • Managing strategies for appropriate representation in family violence and criminal related prosecutions.
  • Maintaining statistics and records for all police matters along with completing monthly reports for you designated work area.

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 understanding and experience as a court advocate
  • Experience in coaching, mentoring and developing junior Lawyers
  • A current and valid Drivers' Licence is highly desirable.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) full time, ongoing position available.
  • This position is based at Melbourne Prosecutions Unit, 456 Lonsdale St, Melbourne.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • In accordance with the Acting Chief Health Officer's Direction – COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, you are required to be fully vaccinated and your employment with Victoria Police is subject to proof of vaccination.
  • 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 Department.  This supports the Departments 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 – the word document (2. Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement.
  • A copy of your Unrestricted Practicing Certificate

Applications close midnight, Tuesday 14 December 2021.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) the Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic) website or Seek.
Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

For further information on this role please contact: Kristine Tucceri on (03) 8628 3660 or via email kristine.tucceri@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) 8335 8081.

About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps


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