Closes: 23 July 2019
Classification: Executive Level 1.4
Salary: $251,027 - $260,803 depending on current superannuation arrangements
Position No: E1106, several
Directorate: Director of Public Prosecutions
Advertised (Gazettal date): 09 July 2019
Contact Officer: Shane Drumgold on
(02) 6207 5190
This position reports to the Deputy Director 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:
Appear as leading 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;
Institute and respond appeals in the ACT Court of Appeal and the High Court of Australia;
Exercise without supervision, where appropriate, the discretion to initiate, vary and discontinue serious criminal charges;
Act as the Deputy Director, as required and represent both the Director and the Office outside the courts;
Exercise leadership in managing human and financial resources and enhancing staff professional development; and
Provide high level advice to the AFP and other investigative agencies.
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 $251,027 to $260,803 depending on current superannuation arrangements of the successful applicant. This includes a cash component of $195,520.
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.
How to Apply: All applications, including your written response to the selection criteria, curriculum vitae and referee report should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.