Deputy Director
Full-time Executive

Closes: 23 July 2019

Classification: Executive Level 2.4
Salary: $327,547 - $340,747 depending on current superannuation arrangements
Position No: E1052
Directorate: Director of Public Prosecutions
Advertised (Gazettal date): 09 July 2019
Contact Officer: Shane Drumgold on shane.drumgold@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 5190

Primary Responsibilities
This position reports directly to the Director of Public Prosecutions and provides the necessary leadership and support in both representing the Director and the Office, and effectively managing the Office’s caseload.
The position’s main accountabilities include:
Head of Crown Chambers, managing a team of Crown Prosecutors, Senior Advocates and Advocates.
Exercise without supervision, the discretion to initiate, vary and discontinue serious criminal charges and appeals;
Manager the recruitment, training and development of Crown Chambers.
Appear as lead counsel in complex and difficult superior court criminal trials and appeals, including those of great significance to the community and to the development of the criminal law;
Represent both the Director and the Office outside the courts; and
Exercise leadership in managing human and financial resources and enhancing staff professional development.
The position requires an incumbent with a comprehensive knowledge and mastery of criminal law and advocacy, demonstrated high level of skill and ability to communicate persuasively as an advocate with judges and juries in criminal proceedings of great complexity, and a proven commitment and ability to contribute to the professional development of legal and paralegal staff.
The successful applicant will also be admitted as a legal practitioner of an Australian State or Territory.
Remuneration: This position attracts a remuneration package ranging from $327,547 to $340,747 depending on current superannuation arrangements of the successful applicant. This includes a cash component of $264,006.
Contract: The successful applicant will be engaged under a performance based contract for a period of up to five years. Prospective applicants should be aware that details of long-term engagements are tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly.
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