Solicitor, Proceeds Of Crime


Reference: VG/OPP473A

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 380 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, Proceeds of Crime

The Office of Public Prosecutions has an exciting opportunity to join our organisation as a Solicitor within our Proceeds of Crime team.

The OPP is looking for lawyers with litigation experience to join a dynamic Proceeds of Crime litigation team. You will be exposed to exciting case work focussed on the recovery of proceeds of crime in the County and Supreme Courts, and will have the opportunity to undertake appearance work on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

This role would be well suited to lawyers working in litigation based, commercial roles or with an expertise in equity and trusts, property law, liquidations or family law.

As our ideal candidate you will:

  • be passionate about helping us achieve our vision to make a positive difference to the community through the justice system;
  • have demonstrated competence in the preparation and conduct of commercial and/or civil litigation;
  • enjoy working collaboratively in a dynamic environment.

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 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/

Applications close 11:59PM Tuesday 29 September 2020

The OPP is a diverse employer and welcomes applications from applicants from all 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 without any further advertisement or interview.

Please note this recruitment process, including interviews, will be conducted remotely and the successful candidate will commence in the role working remotely.