Employment with the Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) provides benefits associated with working in a large, criminal legal practice, alongside the flexibility provided by the Victorian Public Service (VPS).

Solicitors enjoy challenging and interesting work at the OPP advising and prosecuting the State’s most serious and high-profile criminal matters. Shared values underpin the collegiate atmosphere, which ensures the team feels supported in striving to achieve the most effective, economic and efficient criminal prosecutions.

Employment at the OPP provides many benefits including:

  • work in a social justice environment
  • work–life balance
  • high work satisfaction
  • mentoring provided by experienced senior colleagues
  • a supportive and collegiate atmosphere
  • flexible terms and conditions of employment.

Workplace free from discrimination, harassment, bullying

The OPP is committed to providing a workplace that is free from bullying, harassment and discrimination. It is expected that all employees treat each other in accordance with OPP Values.

Diversity

The OPP values diversity and has employees with a range of backgrounds, broad experiences, perspectives, skills and knowledge.

Approximately:

  • one third are ‘baby boomers’
  • one  third are ‘generation X’
  • one third are ‘generation Y’
  • two thirds of the OPP workforce is female
  • two thirds of our female employees are in senior roles (VPS 5 or above)
  • a quarter of our Crown Prosecutors are female

Career development

The OPP has a comprehensive induction program and ongoing professional development is supported through conferences, training, seminars and various continuing professional development activities.

Three clear legal career paths are available:

  • legal specialisation
  • advocacy
  • management.

Performance management and career progression

The OPP’s performance management and progression system supports employees in achieving sustained improvement in their work and to progress through the VPS career structure.

The performance management system allows employees to link their performance plans to the OPP’s Strategic Plan so they can clearly see how their work contributes to the OPP’s goals and how it impacts on the community.

Flexible working options/benefits

The OPP is committed to providing a flexible working environment that helps staff balance work with life and family responsibilities, without compromising the high quality prosecutorial service.

The OPP offers employees access to a range of benefits.

Commitment to health, safety and wellbeing

The OPP is committed to providing a workplace that is safe and does not risk the health of its employees, contractors or any other visitors.

We encourage a number of initiatives designed to support employee wellbeing including:

  • flu vaccinations
  • worker health checks
  • encouraging work–life balance
  • flexible working arrangements
  • employee assistance program (counselling and debriefing service)
  • participation in group fitness and social activities.


Terms and conditions of employment

The core terms and conditions of employment at the OPP are determined by the Victorian Public Service Workplace Determination 2012.

Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for a position at the OPP. For more information on working visas for non-Australian residents visit Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

The OPP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a smoke-free workplace.

The OPP requires declarations and personal information relevant to your potential employment. The collection and handling of this information will be consistent with the requirements of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.  Further details are available on the Privacy Victoria website.