Senior Investigations Officer - Criminal Prosecutions (2 positions)

The position of Senior Investigations Officer - Criminal Prosecutions is primarily responsible for the investigation and prosecution of summary and indictable criminal offences committed against legislation administered by the VLSB+C.
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Department: Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/TBA
Closing Date: 27-Aug-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position - 2017-08-08 - Senior Investigations Officer-Criminal Prosecutions.docx (Word, 120KB)

Form - 2017-08-09 - Job Application Form - Senior Investigations Officer - Criminal Prosecutions- VPS 5.docx (Word, 353KB)

Contact: Howard Bowles
03 9679 8001

Position Details

The successful applicants will have at least three years post-admission experience in criminal practice, with a demonstrated capacity to: provide succinct, high-quality legal advice; prepare briefs of evidence; engage with junior and senior counsel; and appear in contested matters before criminal and civil courts and disciplinary tribunals.  The Senior Investigations Officer will work closely with teams across the VLSB+C to deliver timely and effective outcomes, particularly in relation to criminal litigation, and will also be expected to contribute to the development of the VLSB+C's criminal investigation and prosecution knowledge base.

1. Conduct investigations and prosecutions into allegations of criminal offences against relevant legislation and other matters as required and prepare complex reports and correspondence relating to those matters.

2. Manage relationships with lawyers, witnesses and the public with a focus on appropriately finalising matters in a timely fashion through appropriate communication, investigation and alternative dispute resolution techniques.

3. Manage, or assist in handling, prosecutorial/litigation actions taken in relation to investigations, including preparing applications and other documentation, liaising with legal counsel, and instructing and appearing as required.

4. Work collaboratively with other officers and teams in using all regulatory tools available to provide high quality and responsive services to the profession and provide opportunities to improve the delivery of legal services to consumers.

5. Assist in the delivery of the office's education responsibilities including giving presentations and facilitating workshops, and represent the VLSC+B as required.

6. As required, deal with incoming callers, visitors or written requests for help and assistance from the public and the profession.

7. Other duties as required.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, outlining professional skills, knowledge and personal qualities. 

Applications should include:

1) resume

2) completed job application form (see file attachment).

You are only required to address the Key Selection Criteria listed in the job application Form. Individual responses to Key Selection Criteria” listed on the Position Description are not required. Attachments can be uploaded in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Applicants should view the full position description attached to this advertisement before applying. For enquiries regarding this position, contact Howard Bowles on (03) 9679 8001.

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