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Crown Counsel (350038)


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We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTIQ+) people.

The Department of Justice supports reasonable adjustment requests in any stage of the assessment process to remove barriers and facilitate full participation in all aspects of employment for applicants with disability. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in an interview or recruitment activity, please inform the contact person listed for this vacancy.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace and understand the importance of flexible working arrangements. Talk to us about how this could work for you.

Period of Appointment

1 July 2021 until 30 June 2024.

Hours per fortnight

73.50 hours per fortnight - flexible options available.

  • To prosecute as Solicitor and Counsel routine, complex and critical matters, in particular in relation to the prosecution of sexual offences on behalf on behalf of the State of Tasmania, its instrumentalities and Agencies before the Court of Criminal Appeal, Supreme Court, Magistrates Court and Tribunals and to provide advice to stakeholders concerning the prosecution of sexual offences.
  • To act as Solicitor and Counsel in such other litigious matters involving the State of Tasmania, its instrumentalities and Agencies before the Supreme Court, Magistrates Court (all divisions) and Tribunals as may be allocated by the Director of Public Prosecutions.
  • To be responsible to the Director for the operations of the Sexual Assault Unit including the supervision of staff and furnishing of critical and complex advice.
  • To participate in performance management and file reviews as directed by the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Essential Requirements
  • Admitted or eligible for admission as a Barrister or Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Tasmania.
  • Drivers Licence.
Pre-employment Checks

The Head of State Service has determined that the person nominated for this vacancy is to satisfy a pre-employment check before taking up the appointment, promotion or transfer.

The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Pre-employment checks
• Arson and fire setting
• Violent crimes and crimes against the person
• Sex-related offences
• Drug and alcohol related offences
• Crimes involving dishonesty
• Crimes involving deception
• Making false declarations
• Malicious damage and destruction to property
• Serious traffic offences
• Crimes against public order or relating to the Administration of Law and Justice
• Crimes against Executive or the Legislative Power
• Crimes involving Conspiracy

2. Disciplinary action in previous employment.

3. Identification check.

Desirable Requirements
  • A minimum of seven years relevant experience.
Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Statement of Duties (350038) Crown Counsel (April 2021).docx

Statement of Duties (350038) Crown Counsel (April 2021).pdf

Information for Applicants (DOJ).doc

Information for Applicants (DOJ).pdf

How to apply

Online applications are preferred, please click the blue 'Apply Now' button. You will be prompted to complete an online application form and to attach your cover letter, resume and selection criteria responses. Please note, attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.


Post your application with the following application form to:

Human Resources
Department of Justice
GPO Box 825

For more information

Daryl Coates SC
Director Public Prosecutions
(03) 6165 3600