Solicitor Talent Pool

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: See Advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/OPPJS2017
Closing Date: 20-Aug-2017
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: OPPJS2017 - Position Description - Junior Solicitor - August 2017.docx (Word, 53KB)
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Solicitor Talent Pool

The Office of Public Prosecutions is seeking to form a talent pool of solicitors to fill a number of exciting opportunities at the junior level. Both ongoing and fixed-term roles may be on offer and salary will be commensurate with experience but in the range of $60,000-$70,000.

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;
  • a hard worker driven to self-improvement; and
  • a collaborative and supportive team member.

You will have had exposure to the criminal jurisdiction and/or are interested in establishing and consolidating a strong criminal practice skill base.

Upon commencement you must be admitted to practice in Victoria and you must hold a valid driver's license.

In return we commit to heavily investing in your development by providing you with structured mentoring and access to an extensive on-site CLE program to meet all your professional development needs. You will be working within a supportive environment with experienced Solicitors excited to oversee your development.

This is a fantastic opportunity to launch your career with the Office of Public Prosecutions.

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 some questions about your experience and interests.

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

Applications close: 11:59pm Sunday 20 August 2017

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