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Solicitor (Sol3)

Office of Public Prosecutions - Geelong, VIC

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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 400 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.

Solicitor – Geelong (Fixed Term – Up to 12 months)

The Office of Public Prosecutions has an exciting opportunity for a Solicitor to join our Geelong division. This position is designed to attract solicitors who have sound experience 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.

About the Role:

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 Solicitor.

 This role is located at the OPP Geelong office, 60-62 Brougham Street Geelong. Flexible and remote working arrangements will be considered.

As an ideal candidate you will demonstrate:

  • An ability to prepare litigation of moderate complexity at an advanced level, including the preparation and conduct of committals, plea hearings and trials
  • A thorough knowledge of Criminal Law and Procedure and the Law of Evidence as well as other relevant legislation

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 some of the Key Selection Criteria.

In accordance with the VPS recruitment process all candidates are subject to complete a pre-employment misconduct screening declaration. Further information is available on the VPSC website: https://vpsc.vic.gov.au/resources/pre-employment-screening-misconduct-victorian-public-service/

The OPP is committed to building a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. Applications from people from all cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged, particularly from applicants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, or those who may experience disability related barriers in securing employment. If you require assistance with the recruitment process, or have accessibility requirements please contact recruit.info@opp.vic.gov.au

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.

Please note this recruitment process, including interviews, may be conducted remotely.

Applications close 11:59PM Wednesday 16 June 2021