Legal Assistant

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 440 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: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/OPP483
Closing Date: 07-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $71,853 - $87,245
Job Duration: Up to 12 months
Attachments: OPP483 - Position Description - (Advocacy) - November 2021.docx (Word, 69KB)
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Position Details

Legal Assistant (Full Time, Fixed Term - Up to 12 months)

The Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) has an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to join our Advocacy team as a Legal Assistant.

The role of Legal Assistant offers interesting work with opportunities for learning and development in a fast paced and collaborative environment.

As a Legal Assistant, you will work closely and collaboratively with other Legal Support Officers, Advocacy Manager and solicitor advocates within the Advocacy teams, and will provide high level administrative support to ensure that operational requirements are met.

About the Role:

-      Efficient coordination of legal processes and procedure

-      Preparation, compilation and filing of documents for court, including the delivery of mail, briefs and other documents

-      Liaising with stakeholders such as OPP Solicitors, police officers, court personnel and legal counsel

As our ideal candidate you will have:

-      Knowledge of government processes, particularly in indictable crime process and procedure

-      The ability to manage multiple competing priorities and meet tight deadlines, while maintaining a high standard of accuracy and attention to detail

-      Demonstrated competence in the provision of administrative support in a complex, confidential and sensitive environment

For more information please refer to the attached Position Description.

To apply, you will need to submit a resume, cover letter and complete the online questionnaire which can be found on the last page of the application process. This questionnaire will ask you to address some of the Key Selection Criteria which you must complete. Separate responses to the KSC outlined in the position description are not required.

In accordance with the VPS recruitment process all candidates are subject to complete a pre-employment misconduct screening declaration. Further information is available on the VPSC website:

Applications close 11.59pm Tuesday 7 December 2021

The OPP is committed to building a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. Applications from people from all cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged, particularly from applicants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, or those who may experience disability related barriers in securing employment.  If you require assistance with the recruitment process, or have accessibility requirements please contact

Persons considering applying for this position should note that the recruitment process for this position may be used to fill a commensurate position/s within 3 months of the completion of the recruitment without any further advertisement or interview.

Please note this recruitment process, including interviews, will be conducted remotely.

The Office is committed to providing a safe working environment for staff, and may require employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as, coronavirus (COVID-19) and other transmissible diseases based on Victorian Chief Health Officer's Directions as issued and updated from time to time.  Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may be required.


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