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 475 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: VPSG4
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/OPP765A
Closing Date: 14-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: OPP765 - Solicitor Geelong PD - June 2024.docx (Word, 197KB)


Contact: OPP Recruitment
recruit.info@opp.vic.gov.au

Position Details

Solicitor, Legal Practice

Full Time - Ongoing

The OPP has an exciting ongoing opportunity at our Geelong office, for a solicitor who has a strong interest in the criminal jurisdictions of the County and Supreme Courts.

The successful incumbent will be responsible for the preparation of moderately complex matters in the County and Supreme Courts of Victoria, with the opportunity to potential work on highly complex matters under the guidance of a Senior Solicitor.  You will also instruct Counsel appearing for the Crown in cases and prepare matters for prosecution at committal stage.

The position is based at the OPP's Geelong office which is centrally located at 60/62 Brougham Street, and includes travel to court locations within the Western regions of Victoria.  A vehicle and overnight accommodation are provided as required.

About the Role:

  • Prepare and instruct counsel in the conduct of moderately complex matters, trials, pleas and other hearings in the County and Supreme Courts.
  • Undertake high level research, investigation and analysis of moderately complex issues and provide written and verbal advice as required to external and internal stakeholders to ensure the effective prosecution of cases.
  • Ensure that cases are competently, and efficiently prepared and suitable counsel is briefed to properly present cases before the Court.

As an ideal candidate you will have:

  • Demonstrated ability preparing litigation of moderately complex matter.
  • Thorough knowledge of Criminal Law and Procedure, the Law of Evidence and other relevant legislation.
  • High level interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to liaise with relevant stakeholders both internally and externally.

For further 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 is located 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: https://vpsc.vic.gov.au/resources/pre-employment-screening-misconduct-victorian-public-service/

Applications close 11:59pm Sunday, 14 July 2024.

The OPP is committed to building a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.  People from all cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply, particularly 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 recruit.info@opp.vic.gov.au

Persons considering applying for these positions should note that the recruitment process 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.

 


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