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Position Title
State Prosecutor
Effective Date                     Position Number                               Level
12 September 2008                  Generic                                       4LG
Division                           Branch / Team                                 Tenure
Legal Practice                     Various                                       Permanent


Context and Scope
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) is an agency within the WA Public Sector.
It operates independently of the Government and reports to Parliament through the Attorney
General. It is a critical participant in the administration of justice within Western Australia,
providing an independent and effective criminal prosecution service, which is both fair and just.
Its core work is the prosecution of serious criminal offences in the Supreme and District Courts.
It also manages indictable matters in the Perth Magistrates Court, appears for the State in the
Drug Court, and undertakes Children’s Court prosecutions in Perth and before the President of
the Children’s Court. It brings and conducts appeals, secures extraditions, and brings forfeiture
proceedings under the Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000.
It also participates in the delivery of effective and efficient prosecutorial services throughout the
State in the courts of summary jurisdiction, by providing high level legal advice to the Western
Australia Police Prosecuting Division.
The   key external influences that affect the operations of the ODPP are:
      the level of criminal activity in the community and action taken to address this;
      public expectations and Government policy on law and order; and
      Court listings and the expectation that a prosecutor will be available as and when required.
The vision of the ODPP is to provide the highest quality prosecution service for the people of
Western Australia.
The   ODPP is committed to the following core values in order to achieve its vision:
     Justice;
     Independence;
     Excellence;
     Integrity;
     Respect;
     Leadership; and
     Accountability.


The Role

State Prosecutors represent the community and public interest by conducting criminal
prosecutions under Western Australia state law throughout various courts. They are appointed
to have overall responsibility for both the preparation and presentation work of prosecution cases
as they progress through the criminal court process.




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Position Title
State Prosecutor
Effective Date                      Position Number                                Level
12 September 2008                   Generic                                        4LG
Division                            Branch / Team                                  Tenure
Legal Practice                      Various                                        Permanent


Expected Outcomes for the Position

Professional Judgement
The proper exercise of professional judgement on matters of a moderately complex and sensitive
nature.

Case Management
Provide professional, thorough and effective management of all allocated matters by the timely and
comprehensive preparation of matters for the prosecution of indictable offences. This includes the
preparation of indictments, sentencing and appeal submissions as well as providing legal advice to
stakeholders.

Appearing as Counsel
Provide professional, thorough and effective representation of the State of Western Australia on all
allocated court appearances by:

Short Matters:
Prepare and present submissions on short matters including disclosure/committal hearings, initial and
sentencing hearings, directions hearings and Duty Judge lists.

Trials:
Participate as junior counsel and counsel, in the preparation and presentation of criminal trials when
authorised, and undertake criminal trials in the District and Children’s Courts in accordance with
prosecutorial guidelines.

Relationship Management
Conduct the effective management of relationships with stakeholders including Police, victims and
witnesses to ensure the proper presentation of the State’s case and the timely progress of matters
while keeping stakeholders informed.

Continuous Improvement
Participate in the process of continued review toward improvement of the practice of the ODPP.

Team Building
Work effectively as a member of a team to achieve specified outcomes.

Workplace Behaviours
Demonstrate ethical behaviour in all dealings with colleagues and stakeholders.
Comply with the Public Sector Code of Ethics and the Office’s Code of Conduct.




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Position Title
State Prosecutor
Effective Date                       Position Number                                   Level
12 September 2008                    Generic                                           4LG
Division                             Branch / Team                                     Tenure
Legal Practice                       Various                                           Permanent


Work Related Requirements


    The following work related requirements may be assessed at different stages of the selection process.



ESSENTIAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible to apply, applicants will need to:

     Have been admitted, or eligible for admission, as a practitioner of the Supreme Court of Western
      Australia.
     Be willing to appear in Court.
     Be willing and available to work outside of normal working hours.
     Be capable of dealing with exposure to sensitive and potentially emotionally disturbing subject
      matter, e.g. graphic and disturbing photographic material and vulnerable people.
     Be willing to travel intrastate as required.



ESSENTIAL WORK RELATED REQUIREMENTS
Successful applicants will need to show they are:

Practice of the Law
    Able to effectively prepare and present moderately complex cases.
    Able to effectively prepare and present written and verbal legal advice.

Management of Relationships
   Skilled at managing professional relationships.

Leadership
   Able to provide support to their colleagues.

Professional Attributes
    Acknowledged for their professionalism and integrity.
    Skilled at effectively managing a varied workload.
    Continually developing their performance.




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Position Title
State Prosecutor
Effective Date                   Position Number                    Level
12 September 2008                Generic                            4LG
Division                         Branch / Team                      Tenure
Legal Practice                   Various                            Permanent

                 REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS / ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE
                        This diagram represents a typical team structure.




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Position Title
State Prosecutor
Effective Date                                            Position Number                                                                             Level
12 September 2008                                         Generic                                                                                     4LG
Division                                                  Branch / Team                                                                               Tenure
Legal Practice                                            Various                                                                                     Permanent


                                 Legal Secretary                               Practice Manager                     Consultant State Prosecutor*
                                     L2 x 2                                       Class 3 x 1                                 SAT x 1




         Senior State Prosecutor /                 Senior State Prosecutor /                      Senior State Prosecutor /                     Senior State Prosecutor /
         Work Group Coordinator                    Work Group Coordinator                         Work Group Coordinator                        Work Group Coordinator
                Class 4 x 1                               Class 3 x 1                                    Class 3 x 1                                   Class 3 x 1




             State Prosecutor                          State Prosecutor                               State Prosecutor                               State Prosecutor
                Class 1 x 2                               Class 1 x 2                                    Class 1 x 2                                    Class 1 x 1




             State Prosecutor                          State Prosecutor                               State Prosecutor                               State Prosecutor
               Level 7/8 x 2                             Level 7/8 x 1                                  Level 7/8 x 1                                  Level 7/8 x 1




             State Prosecutor                          State Prosecutor                               State Prosecutor                               State Prosecutor
               Level 6/7 x 1                             Level 6/7 x 1                                  Level 6/7 x 1                                  Level 6/7 x 1




             State Prosecutor                          State Prosecutor                                                                              State Prosecutor
               Level 4/5 x 1                             Level 4/5 x 1                                                                                 Level 4/5 x 1




                                                                                                        Legal Officer
                                                                                                        Level 2/4 x 1



             Workgroup 1                               Workgroup 2                                    Workgroup 3                                    Workgroup 4




                                                                                                                              Articled Clerk*
                                       Paralegal Team Leader                                                                   Level 3 x 1
                                             Level 4 x 1



                                                                                                               * Position reports to the Director Legal Services

                      Paralegal / Clerical Team
                                                                Paralegal
                               Leader
                                                               Level 3 x 5
                             Level 3 x 1




          Clerical Officer
            Level 2 x 3



                                           Clerical Officer
                                             Level 1 x 1




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Position Title
State Prosecutor
Effective Date                                                Position Number                                                                                               Level
12 September 2008                                             Generic                                                                                                       4LG
Division                                                      Branch / Team                                                                                                 Tenure
Legal Practice                                                Various                                                                                                       Permanent


                                          Legal Secretary                               Practice Manager                     Consultant State Prosecutor*
                                              L2 x 2                                      Level 6LG x 1                                SAT x 1




                  Senior State Prosecutor /                 Senior State Prosecutor /                      Senior State Prosecutor /                     Senior State Prosecutor /
                  Work Group Coordinator                    Work Group Coordinator                         Work Group Coordinator                        Work Group Coordinator
                       Level 6LG x 1                             Level 6LG x 1                                  Level 6LG x 1                                 Level 6LG x 1




                      State Prosecutor                          State Prosecutor                               State Prosecutor                               State Prosecutor
                       Level 5LG x 2                             Level 5LG x 2                                  Level 5LG x 2                                  Level 5LG x 1




                      State Prosecutor                          State Prosecutor                               State Prosecutor                               State Prosecutor
                       Level 4LG x 2                             Level 4LG x 1                                  Level 4LG x 1                                  Level 4LG x 1




                      State Prosecutor                          State Prosecutor                               State Prosecutor                               State Prosecutor
                       Level 3LG x 1                             Level 3LG x 1                                  Level 3LG x 1                                  Level 3LG x 1




                      State Prosecutor                          State Prosecutor                             State Prosecutor                                 State Prosecutor
                       Level 2LG x 1                             Level 2LG x 1                                Level 2LG x 1                                    Level 2LG x 1




                                                                                                                Legal Officer
                                                                                                                Level 1LG x 1



                      Workgroup 1                               Workgroup 2                                    Workgroup 3                                    Workgroup 4




                                                                                                                                       Articled Clerk*
                                                Paralegal Team Leader                                                                   Level 3 x 1
                                                      Level 4 x 1



                                                                                                                        * Position reports to the Director Legal Services

                               Paralegal / Clerical Team
                                                                         Paralegal
                                        Leader
                                                                        Level 3 x 5
                                      Level 3 x 1




                   Clerical Officer
                     Level 2 x 4



                                                    Clerical Officer
                                                      Level 1 x 1




Certification
The details contained in this document are an accurate statement of the duties, responsibilities and other requirements of
the position.
Director Legal Services


Signature                                                                                                                       Date


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