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Crown Prosecutor

NT - Department of the Attorney-General and Justice

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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Job Posted: 10/11/2017

Job Category:

Legal / Solicitor

Job description:

Department of the Attorney-General Director of Public Prosecutions, Legal

Agency Work Unit

and Justice Services

Job Title Crown Prosecutor Designation Professional 3

Job Type Full Time Duration Fixed to 19/01/2019

Salary $96,545 - $108,126 Location Darwin

Position Number 25285 RTF 129229 Closing 23/11/2017

Contact Collette Dixon, Practice Manager on 08 8935 7500

Agency Information

Information for Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and an attached detailed

Applicants resume/cv. For further information for applicants and example applications: click here

If you accept this position, a detailed summary of your merit (including work history, experience,

Information about

qualifications, skills, information from referees, etc.) will be provided to other applicants, to

Selected Applicant’s

ensure transparency and better understanding of the reasons for the decision. For further


information: click here

Special Measures Not applicable to this vacancy.

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Primary Objective:

Provide high quality legal advice relating to the prosecution of less complex prosecutions. Provide representation for

the prosecution before all courts of the Northern Territory and the High Court of Australia in less complex prosecutions,

appeals and related matters. This is a litigation position for an experienced advocate.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Provide high quality legal advice relating to the prosecution of less complex prosecutions.

2. Conduct less complex trials, committal proceedings and contested summary prosecutions, preliminary examinations,

pleas, Local Court appeals and related criminal and civil proceedings in accordance with the Director’s Guidelines.

3. Evaluate, screen and prepare briefs of evidence and recommend indictments in accordance with the Director’s


4. Appropriately consult, liaise, inform and negotiate with defence counsel, victims, the police officer-in-charge, court

staff and the Witness Assistance Service.

5. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing and prepare and present evidence, positions or factual analyses

clearly and correctly.

Selection Criteria:


1. Admitted or eligible for admission as a barrister or solicitor of the High Court or of a Supreme Court of a State or

Territory of Australia.

2. Demonstrated experience and knowledge in criminal law and advocacy with the ability to provide high quality legal

advice together with experience in the prosecution of less complex matters including jury trials.

3. Demonstrated knowledge of the DPP Guidelines and Prosecution Policy, the Criminal Code (NT) and related

legislation, and the procedures of the courts of the Northern Territory.

4. Good oral and written communication and negotiation skills with demonstrated ability to effectively engage, negotiate

and collaborate with other agencies, defence agencies, Courts, local communities, other external stakeholders and

the general public.

5. Ability to manage one's own legal practice in accordance with internal practices and procedures working with

competing demands under pressure.

6. An ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures together with an understanding of Aboriginal issues

relevant to prosecution services.

Further Information:

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history check will not exclude

an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history.

Approved: --------------------------------------------------------Paul Usher – Deputy Director