Senior Solicitor (Penrith) Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW) Prosecution Officer (Lawyer) Level 3 The NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) provides an independent, efficient, fair and just prosecution service for the people of New South Wales. Its vision is to be a dynamic prosecution service recognised for its excellence and leadership. The ODPP seeks solicitors from a litigation background with advocacy experience and an extensive knowledge of criminal practice and procedure for our Penrith office . As a Senior Solicitor you will: prosecute and appear in complex and sensitive criminal matters in various NSW jurisdictions assess briefs of evidence, certify charges, conduct case conferences and provide high level legal advice negotiate early guilty pleas where appropriate instruct Counsel in trials guide and mentor other ODPP solicitors This position requires a degree or diploma in law and admission as a legal practitioner to the Supreme Court of NSW. Candidates must be eligible for a Practising Certificate and must have one issued or approved by the Law Society of NSW prior to commencement in the role. Candidates must also have a current driver&39;s licence to work either at a regional office or on circuit in a regional location. 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: Alex Smith – Recruitment Business Partner – (02) 8268 2693 Closing date: Thursday 4 February 2021 (midnight) The Office welcomes applications from Indigenous Australians, people from diverse cultural 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. Key Application Responses How to Apply Applicants should read the Role Description and address the key accountabilities and focus capabilities when preparing their resume and cover letter. Applicants must submit a cover letter [maximum two pages] that highlights their claim for the role and demonstrates their suitability by addressing the following two targeted questions. Q1. Demonstrate extensive experience in managing a complex criminal law practice including the conduct of a significant level of advocacy and the provision of high level legal advice. Q2. Outline how you demonstrate leadership and mentoring experience in a team environment. Applicants must also submit an updated copy of their resume [maximum 3 pages] and include contact details of two relevant Referees (who can speak from a Supervisory perspective). Applicants must give consent to a Criminal History Record check. Applicants must apply through www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au Interviews The interview process will include capability-based assessments which may require your time or attendance on more than one day. With the exceptional circumstances being experienced globally due to COVID-19 the ODPP is working hard to support candidates and new starters during these critical times. For those reasons some of our recruitment processes may conducted virtually, including, telephone screening, video-interviewing, and online assessments. Candidates will be provided with sufficient notice to make suitable arrangements.