Police Lawyer

Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Other
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: VIC - Multiple Locations
Reference: VG/POLICELAWYER
Closing Date: 30-Jul-2017
Salary Range: $64,583 - $78,418
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: C3195.docx (Word, 431KB)
Job Specification

Application Form.docx (Word, 628KB)
Self Assessment

Contact: Irene Chrisopoulidis on (03) 8628 3218
LSD-RECRUITMENT-MGR@police.vic.gov.au

Position Details

Working as a Police Lawyer with Victoria Police will offer you a great opportunity to progress your career and obtain valuable experience.  In order to address repeat victimisation, recidivism and unique offending across diverse demographics, more specialist courts are opening.

Victoria Police is seeking to meet this demand with a team of enthusiastic, skilled and dedicated Legal Support Officers and Police Lawyers to prosecute a range of complex family violence intervention order matters across multiple court jurisdictions. As the successful applicant, you will need to demonstrate an ability to handle busy court lists and to manage competing priorities effectively.

These roles offer an opportunity to tailor your skill to an array of matters that vary in complexity.  You will be expected to perform advocacy, caseload management and offer legal advice and information to a range of clients in the areas of Family Violence and criminal prosecutions, Civil Law, and other areas as required.  The roles provide the opportunity to develop and maintain collaborative relationships within the expansive Victoria Police workforce.  You will work with a range of stakeholders across agencies as part of a broad network that will ensure cooperative and proactive approaches to addressing community harm. 

Your role as a Police Lawyer will require you to attend and appear regularly in the Magistrates Court, Children's Court and as required to assist and appear in County Court Appeal matters. You will have direct involvement in the prosecution of family violence intervention order matters on behalf of Victoria Police.  To succeed in these roles you will need to prepare court lists in advance of hearing dates, attend court to interview affected family members and affected persons (victims), respondents to applications and witnesses, and to liaise with legal representatives and court staff.  You will be required to provide support and assistance to Senior and Supervising Lawyers in the management of more complex cases dealt with at the County Court and in other jurisdictions.  You will also be required to provide professional guidance to Legal Support Officers as required by your senior managers.  You will manage cases related to family violence intervention order applications, criminal related matters, confiscations and proceeds of crime applications, firearms applications and licensing issues.

While the roles will be challenging and dynamic, they will provide you with a rewarding experience and future possibilities for career progression.

 

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Admission to practice as an Australian Lawyer
  • Ability to work in a team, in a developing and emerging work environment.
  • High level of resilience and emotional intelligence.
  • A current Drivers' Licence.

 

Requirements and relevant information:

*Your usual place of work will be within the Prosecutions Division (Legal and Prosecutions Specialist Branch), Legal Services Department, however you may be required to work at any other division within the Department / Command as required.

* This position may require you to work outside normal hours from time to time.

* As a member of the Legal Services Department you will be located, on selection, at a specific office within a Division for a particular advertised opportunity.  However, given occasional legal service demand issues you may be required at times to undertake varied work within the Legal Services Department.  This supports the Department's commitment to a flexible and deployable legal workforce and professional development opportunities in a range of legal domains.

* Positions are available in a variety of locations including Melbourne CBD, Heidelberg, Geelong, Moorabbin, Sale, Dandenong, Frankston and Warrnambool.

 

How to Apply

Please click the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of this advertisement. Please view the full Position Description attached to this advertisement before applying. If you are experiencing accessibility issues, please open the Position Description through Acrobat Reader.

When opening the Application Form which is attached to the advertisement, please ‘save' a copy to complete.  Please note that applicants are NOT required to respond to each key selection criteria listed in the position description. 

Applications must include:

    -    Resume

    -    Completed application form

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Irene Chrisopoulidis on (03) 8628 3218 or via email LSD-RECRUITMENT-MGR@police.vic.gov.au

If you have a disability / medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirement / adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact  the VPS Recruitment Team via email vpsrecruitment@police.vic.gov.au

 

 

Please note: No applications will be accepted via email, applicants must click on “Apply Now” to submit an application.

Closing date for applications is midnight, Sunday 30 July 2017.

 

Find out what it's like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: http://www.policecareer.vic.gov.au


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