Juries Officer, Supreme Court of Victoria

The Juries Commissioner's Office provides for the operation and administration of the system of 'trial by jury' in the Victorian Supreme and County Courts. Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at the Juries Office, all Victorian courts, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Judicial College of Victoria (excluding judicial officers) and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits. CSV strongly encourages applications from people of any gender, age, religion, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds, including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/SC0732A
Closing Date: 26-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $49,216 - $63,201
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: SC0732 Juries Officer, Supreme Court PD.doc (Word, 221KB)

Candidate Application Form - SC0732 Juries Officer.doc (Word, 81KB)

Contact: Cassandra Cabezas
(03) 8636 6804

Position Details

The Juries Act 2000 provides for the operation and administration of a system of trial by jury that equitably spreads the obligation of jury service amongst the community; makes juries more representative of the community; and permits the timely adoption of new technologies for the selection of persons for jury service.

The Juries Commissioner's Office (JCO) ensures a sufficient number of Victorian citizens are available to serve as jurors in criminal and civil trials. The JCO continually strives to improve jury management processes to meet the needs of courts while minimising inconvenience to citizens.

For administrative purposes, the JCO sits within the Supreme Court of Victoria and is made up of the Juries Commissioner and 20 staff in Melbourne and across regional Victoria. The JCO operates from the County Court of Victoria building. JCO staff are appointed under the Public Administration Act 2004 and the Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2016.

As a Juries Officer you will be responsible for providing general and administrative support to ensure the successful day-to-day operations of the Melbourne office.  This can involve answering phone and counter enquiries, providing information on jury service, attending Court, communicating with Court staff and other administrative tasks. 

To be successful in this role, you must be able to demonstrate excellent customer service and communication skills.  You will be enthusiastic and will not be afraid to present information to groups.  You will also be organised, have excellent computer and data entry skills, and be able to work within a small team.  Experience working in a professional office environment is highly regarded.

We provide a comprehensive employee benefit program and the opportunity to participate in professional growth and development programs.

Please note, occasional regional travel may be required, including overnight stay.

For further information about the JCO, please visit: https://www.courts.vic.gov.au/jury-service

For further information on how to apply, please visit: www.supremecourt.vic.gov.au

We are an equal opportunity employer and foster diversity in the workplace.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, outlining professional skills, knowledge and personal qualities.  Applications should include:

1) resume

2) a short covering letter and

3) completed application form (see file attachment).

You are only required to address the Key Selection Criteria listed in the Application Form. Individual responses to “key selection criteria” listed on the Position Description are not required. Attachments can be uploaded in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Applicants should view the full position description attached to this advertisement before applying. 

For all enquiries regarding this position, please contact Cassandra Cabezas on (03) 8636 6804.

Applications close Thursday 26 October 2017.

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