Legal Support Officer

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference: VG/JE20041534Z
Closing Date: 29-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $55,439 - $71,194
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2023
Attachments: 1. Position Description C3281.docx (Word, 577KB)

2. Application Form.docx (Word, 627KB)

Contact: Nick Zisimopoloulos
9313 3629 or

Position Details

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to progress your career and obtain valuable experience working in the Legal Services Department at Victoria Police. The Legal Services Department is enhancing its response in an effort to meet the expansion of court networks and jurisdictions across Victoria.

Victoria Police is seeking to meet this demand with an enthusiastic, skilled and dedicated team of Legal Support Officers to predominantly undertake clerical responsibilities, and as the need and opportunity arise, assist Police Lawyers who prosecute a range of complex offences. As the successful applicant, you will have the ability to efficiently handle busy court lists and to manage competing priorities effectively whilst providing administrative and practical support to your colleagues in Court.

You will be expected to undertake administration duties and provide support and assistance to Police Lawyers and Prosecutors in providing information to a range of clients in the areas of Family Violence, criminal prosecutions and other areas as required. The role promotes the opportunity to develop and maintain collaborative relationships within the expansive Victoria Police workforce. There will be an expectation that you work with internal and external stakeholders across agencies as part of a broad network that will ensure cooperative and proactive approaches to addressing community harm.

Your role as a Legal Support Officer is a vital part in the overall function of the Unit of which both Police Lawyers and Police Prosecutors are a part of.  You will be required to provide daily support and assistance to Police Prosecutors and Police Lawyers in an administrative capacity.   This includes triaging telephone calls and enquiries, the coordination and management of incoming and outgoing briefs of evidence and the preparation of court lists in advance of hearing dates.

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

Your duties will include:

  • Reporting to the Officer in Charge
  • Provide administration support
  • Answer and respond to telephone calls, emails and enquiries
  • Sort incoming and outgoing mail
  • Data entry into the Brief Management System
  • Preparation of court lists (criminal and civil)
  • General filing
  • Undertake duties as required by line managers

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Be able to work in a team environment as well as on your own
  • Undertake duties as directed
  • Have a high level of resilience
  • Have excellent organisational skills
  • An ability to manage a high constant workload

 Requirements and relevant information:

  • Two (2) x full-time, fixed term until 30/06/2023 positions available.
  • One (1) position is located at Broadmeadows Prosecutions Unit, 14 Dimboola Rd, Broadmeadows, and one (1) position is located at Sunshine Prosecutions Unit, 497 Ballarat Rd, Sunshine.
  • 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 organisational policy, all Victoria Police employees are required to be fully vaccinated (including a booster vaccination) against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exception. As such your employment with Victoria Police is subject to providing evidence of your vaccination status
  • 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. 

Applications close midnight, Sunday 29 January 2023.

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.

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 

For further information on this role please contact: Nick Zisimopoloulos on (03) 9313 3629 or via email or Danielle Marrari on (03) 8335 5621 or 

No recruitment agency calls please.

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 or on (03) 8335 6004.

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.

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