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: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/OPPTBCA
Closing Date: 25-Sep-2019
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: OPPTBC - Position Description - Solicitor - September 2019.docx (Word, 52KB)

OPPTBC - Position Description - Solicitor - September 2019.docx (Word, 52KB)


Position Details

Solicitor, Trial Divisions

The Office of Public Prosecutions has an exciting opportunity to join our organisation as a Solicitor within our Trial Divisions.

This position is designed to attract solicitors who have a strong interest in the criminal jurisdictions of the County and Supreme Courts. It offers the opportunity for the exercise of previously acquired legal practice skills in the preparation and conduct of criminal litigation.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the preparation of moderately complex matters for trial in the County and Supreme Courts of Victoria and instructing Counsel appearing for the Crown in those cases. They will also prepare matters for prosecution at committal stage.  There may also be an opportunity to work on highly complex matters under the guidance of Senior 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;
  • have extensive knowledge of Criminal Law and Procedure and the Law of Evidence.
  • 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. This questionnaire will ask you to address the Key Selection Criteria.

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 without any further advertisement or interview.

Applications close 11:59PM Wednesday 25th September 2019


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