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Legal Support Officer, Level 3 - Wagga Wagga

Director of Public Prosecutions, Office of the - Mount Murray, NSW

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Legal Support Officer, Level 3 (Wagga Wagga)
NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
Prosecution Officer (Administrative) Level 3
Two full-time positions available - Maternity leave backfill - temporary employment of up to 12 months

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) provides an independent, efficient, fair and just prosecution services for the people of NSW. We are seeking two enthusiastic and experienced Senior Legal Support Officers or Paralegals to join our small team to provide high quality support to the solicitors, Crown Prosecutors and other various internal/external stakeholders in our busy Wagga Wagga office.

You need to have significant experience in the delivery of clerical support services in a busy legal service environment. Key accountabilities include: 

  • Preparation of case files and briefs of evidence;
  • Liaising with police, legal practitioners, witnesses and court registry staff to obtain and provide information and assistance;
  • Preparing court documents for prosecutions and appeals;
  • Providing general legal support such as data entry, drafting correspondence, photocopying, and records and supply management.

You are expected to have highly effective interpersonal, communication and organisational skills, and be proficient in the use of software packages with demonstrated capability to learn new computer applications quickly.
 
Two maternity leave positions will become available at the Wagga Wagga office in May and July 2021. A Talent Pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary positions that may arise over the next 18 months.
 
For more information:

Role Description

For an applicant information guide please click here

To learn more about the ODPP please visit our website at http://www.odpp.nsw.gov.au/
 
Inquiries: Kylie Knight - Manager Legal Support, Wagga Wagga - 02 6937 8318

 
Note: Consent for employment screening (i.e. National Criminal Record Check) must be given.
 
Applications must also include contact details of two relevant referees (who can speak from a supervisory perspective). Applicants must apply through www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au

 
The office welcomes applications from Indigenous Australians, people from diverse 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 18 April 2021 (Midnight) 

Key Application Responses

Application

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 [max 2 pages] that highlights their claim for the role and demonstrates their suitability by addressing the following two targeted questions.

  1. Provide an overview of your experience in delivering quality administrative and legal support services in a high-volume environment- with strict deadlines.
  2. Describe a situation where you carried a particularly large workload and/or multiple deadlines and outline how you managed the competing priorities.

Applicants must also submit an updated copy of their resume [max 3 pages] detailing relevant work history, skills and training.

Interviews

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend interview and/or capability-based assessments. Due to potential COVID-19 restrictions, the recruitment process may be conducted virtually either by telephone, audio/visual links or video-interviewing.