Junior 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: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/OPPJS2019
Closing Date: 31-Mar-2019
Salary Range: $51,717 - $66,414
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: OPPJS2019 - Position Description - Junior Solicitor.docx (Word, 55KB)
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Contact: recruit.info@opp.vic.gov.au

Position Details

Junior Solicitor

The Office of Public Prosecutions is seeking applications for Junior Solicitors.

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
  • enjoy working collaboratively in a dynamic environment.

To be eligible for this position you must be admitted to practice no later than 31 March 2019.

The Office commits to investing in your development by providing you with structured mentoring and access to an extensive Continuing Professional Development program to meet  your professional development needs.  You will be working within a supportive environment with experienced Solicitors.

This is a great 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 resume, cover letter and complete the online questionnaire which can be found on the last page of the application process.

Applications close: 11:59pm Sunday 31 March 2019.


The OPP is a culturally diverse employer and welcomes applications from applicants from multi-cultural 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 without any further advertisement or interview.


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