Senior Solicitor (Geelong)

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: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/OPPG5
Closing Date: 24-Sep-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: OPPTBC - Position Description - Senior Solicitor (various) - Geelong - July 2017.docx (Word, 54KB)
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Contact: Human Resources
recruit.info@opp.vic.gov.au

Position Details

The Office of Public Prosecutions is seeking to fill two Ongoing VPS Grade 5 Senior Solicitor positions in our Geelong office.

As the successful applicant you will be responsible for the preparation of large and complex matters for trial in the County and Supreme Courts of Victoria and instructing Counsel appearing for the Crown in those cases. You will also prepare matters for prosecution at committal stage. You may also have the opportunity to work on the most highly complex matters under the guidance of Principal Solicitors.

The position is based in Geelong, however regular regional travel of periods up to five weeks at a time is a requirement of the role.  It is envisaged that a maximum of three circuits in the calendar year will be allocated, however this is subject to organisational needs and court requirements. Predominantly the role will service the Western regions of Victoria.  A vehicle and overnight accommodation are provided as required.

In return we will provide you with varied, meaningful and interesting work, a supportive team and opportunities for work-life balance.

For more information please refer to the attached Position Description.

To apply, you will need to submit a covering letter, a resume, and complete the online questionnaire which will ask you to respond to the Key Selection Criteria for this position.

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

Applications close: 11:59pm Sunday 24 September 2017


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