Principal Solicitor

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 380 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: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/OPP501A
Closing Date: 26-Sep-2019
Salary Range: $120,692 - $161,511
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: OPP501 Principal Solicitor PASL PD (August 2019) FINAL.DOCX (Word, 68KB)

OPP501 Principal Solicitor PASL PD (August 2019) FINAL.DOCX (Word, 68KB)


Position Details

Principal Solicitor, Policy and Specialised Legal

The Office of Public Prosecution has an exciting opportunity to join our organisation as a Principal Solicitor in our Policy and Specialised Legal Division.

Policy and Specialised Legal (PSAL) keeps the prosecution service abreast of legal developments, undertakes specialised legal work across a broad range of areas, provides advice, and ensures the OPP's criminal prosecution expertise is take into account in all major legislative reviews.

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;
  • have extensive working knowledge of the criminal law; and
  • enjoy working collaboratively in a dynamic 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.

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

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 advertisment.

Applications close 11:59PM Thursday 26 September 2019


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