Managing 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/OPP738A
Closing Date: 20-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $118,908 - $159,124
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: OPP738 - Position Description - Managing Principal Solicitor - December 2018.DOCX (Word, 52KB)
Job Specification

Contact: OPP Recruitment

Position Details

Managing Principal Solicitor, Trial Division

The Office of Public Prosecutions has an exciting opportunity to join our leadership team as a Managing Principal Solicitor in one of our Trial Divisions.

The Trial Divisions manage and conduct most of the OPP's trial work across the state. They deliver a streamlined, efficient prosecution service and handle a wide range of matters.

The primary role of the Managing Principal Solicitor is to provide operational leadership in the day to day management of their team of solicitors and to provide support to the Manager, Trial Division as required.

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 demonstrated leadership capability; 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 process, including in the newly created fourth Trial Division, without any further advertisement or interview.

Applications close 11:59PM Sunday, 20 January 2019.



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