Prosecutions Technology Specialist

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: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: IT and Telecommunications
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/PP062
Closing Date: 21-Aug-2017
Salary Range: $79,955 - $90,716
Job Duration: 2 Years
Attachments: OPP062 - Position Description - Prosecutions Technology Specialist - August 2017.docx (Word, 57KB)
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Position Details

Prosecutions Technology Specialist (re-advertised) - OPP062

Department: Trial Divisions

Employment Type:  Full Time, Fixed Term (2 Years)

Salary Range:  $79,955 - $90,716 plus superannuation

  • Use your knowledge of the legal system and your technical know-how to make your own mark
  • Newly created role as the conduit between the legal practice and Information Technology and Audio Visual team
  • Work with a variety of stakeholders to build working relationships and design and implement technology solutions in the legal practice

The Office of Public Prosecutions currently has a newly created opportunity for a Prosecutions Technology Specialist.

This role is based within the legal practice and will be the link between lawyers and the Offices' audio visual and information technology teams. As the Office moves to a paper free environment you will have the opportunity to consult with lawyers to determine their needs and develop and implement appropriate technology solutions to support criminal prosecutions. You will be responsible for the operation of courtroom presentation equipment during prosecutions using a range of hardware devices and software applications.

To be successful in the role you will need a general understanding of legal processes and a strong technical ‘know-how'.

If you are a motivated professional with a drive for excellence and have the ability to work well under pressure in a dynamic environment then this is the role for you.

Previous candidates need not re-apply.

For an entire list of Key Responsibilities and Selection Criteria, please refer to the Position Description for this role.



  • Certification/qualification in a technology related field are desirable
  • Currently working within a legal environment or working towards obtaining qualifications are also desirable
  • Experience working within a legal environment and a knowledge of Government processes



If you would like to be considered for this role, please submit an application online by selecting the "Apply Now" button.

Applications must include:

  • a completed online questionnaire addressing the questions based on the key selection criteria
  • a covering letter
  • a resume (including 2 telephone referees).

Applications close: 11:59pm Sunday 20 August 2017

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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