NSW Government Director of Public Prosecutions, Office of the

Level 2 Solicitor, Dubbo
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW)
Prosecution Officer (Lawyer) Level 2

12 months temporary contract initially, with the possibility of becoming ongoing

The NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) provides an independent, efficient, fair and just prosecution service for the people of New South Wales. Our vision is to be a dynamic prosecution service recognised for its excellence and leadership. We act with integrity, by behaving ethically and professionally.

The ODPP is seeking solicitors from a litigation background with advocacy experience and knowledge of criminal practice and procedure for a number of roles in Dubbo Office.

Applications will be considered from solicitors with a sufficient level of experience and appropriate qualifications wishing to work remotely from a place of residence in a nearby regional town with a District Court (e.g. Orange). Regular attendances in the Dubbo office will still be required, with the specific arrangements being subject to negotiation prior to any offer.

As an ODPP solicitor you will manage a large and varied criminal law practice and be responsible for:

  • assessing the evidence and recommending appropriate charges;
  • attending case conferences and negotiating early guilty pleas where appropriate;
  • conducting lists, hearings and other complex advocacy work in the Local, Children’s and District Courts;
  • instructing Crown Prosecutors and other prosecutors in trials and sentences in the District Court and Supreme Courts; and
  • providing advice to and on behalf of the Director.

This position requires a degree or diploma in law and admission as a legal practitioner to the Supreme Court of NSW. Applicants must be eligible for a Practising Certificate and must have one issued or approved by the Law Society of NSW prior to commencement in the role.

Applicants must also have a current driver’s licence.

For more information:

Role Description

To learn more about the ODPP, please visit our website at: http://www.odpp.nsw.gov.au/

Inquiries: Peggy Chen – HR Business Partner – (02) 8268 2692

The Office welcomes applications from Indigenous Australians, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with a disability and provides an environment that values diversity and supports all staff to reach their full potential. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in the selection process and join the ODPP team, please indicate this in your application.

Closing date: Sunday 9 January 2022 (midnight)

Key Application Responses

How to Apply

Applicants should read the Role Description and consider the key accountabilities and focus capabilities when preparing their resume and cover letter.

Applicants must submit a cover letter (maximum two pages) that highlights their claim for the role and demonstrates their suitability by addressing the following two targeted questions:

Q1 – Outline your experience in managing a busy and varied litigation practice including instances where you have provided high level legal advice and were required to comply with strict time standards.

Q2 – Describe how you demonstrate excellent communication skills in the conduct of your advocacy, written work and negotiation.

Applicants must also submit an up to date copy of their resume (maximum 3 pages) and include contact details of two relevant referees (who can speak from a supervisory perspective).

Applicants must give consent to a Criminal History Record check.

All ODPP staff are required to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine (or have an approved medical contraindication certificate). You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.

Applicants must apply through www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au


Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend interview and/or capability-based assessments. The recruitment process may be conducted virtually by video-interviewing.

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