Junior Solicitors

The Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) is an independent statutory authority responsible for preparing and conducting criminal prosecutions in Victoria on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Matters prosecuted by the DPP and the OPP involve serious crimes or matters that are of significance to the fair and effective operation of the Victorian criminal justice system. The OPP consists of the Solicitor for Public Prosecutions and a staff of approximately 300 providing legal and corporate support to the DPP, the Chief Crown Prosecutor and Crown Prosecutors in the exercise of their independent roles in the criminal justice system.
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Department: Office of Public Prosecutions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/JR18A
Closing Date: 28-Jan-2018
Salary Range: $50,077 - $64,307
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: Junior Solicitor position description.docx (Word, 53KB)
Job Specification

Overview of Junior Solicitor recruitment and selection process.docx (Word, 24KB)
Job Specification

Contact: OPP Recruitment

Position Details

The Office of Public Prosecutions is seeking applications to fill a number of exciting opportunities in our Melbourne office. Positions may be available in the Trial Divisions, Appeals Directorate and the Policy and Specialised Legal Division and salary will be commensurate with experience but in the range of $60,000-$70,000.

As our ideal candidate you will be:

  • passionate about helping us achieve our vision to make a positive difference to the community through the justice system;
  • a hard worker driven to self-improvement; and
  • a collaborative and supportive team member.

You will have had exposure to the criminal jurisdiction (ideally 1-2 years post admission experience) and are interested in establishing and consolidating a strong criminal practice skill base. To be eligible for this position you need to be admitted to practice.

In return we commit to heavily investing in your development by providing you with structured mentoring and access to an extensive on-site Corporate Legal Education program to meet all your professional development needs. You will be working within a supportive environment with experienced Solicitors excited to oversee your development.

This is a fantastic opportunity to launch your career with the Office of Public Prosecutions.

For more information please refer to the attached Position Description.

To apply, you will need to submit a resume and complete the online questionnaire which will ask you some questions about your experience as well as your eligibility. Please see attached document for an overview of the recruitment and selection process.

The OPP is a diverse employer and welcomes applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

If you have gone through a recruitment process with the OPP for a Junior Solicitor position in the last three months please do not re-apply.

Applications close: 11:59pm Sunday 28 January 2018.


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