Law Clerk (356049)

Department of Justice
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
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Position details

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Tasmanian State Service Award - General Stream Band 3


$72,605.00 to $78,481.00 per annum

Employment type:

Permanent, full-time





Job description:

This position assists the Director of Public Prosecutions in the conduct and management of the business of the Criminal Division by providing high level administrative and clerical support to the Director, Crown Counsel and the Manager, Business Support.

We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people living with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers and LGBTIQA+ 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 listed at the end of 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.

Hours per fortnight

73.50 hours per fortnight - flexible options available. 


  • Attend the Supreme Courts and courts of summary jurisdiction as Law Clerk at all locations in the state and assist in the effective presentation of criminal prosecutions.
  • Co-ordinate the briefing of witnesses, their attendance at court and organise the availability of exhibits in court in support of criminal prosecutions.
  • Compile, vet, and file documents such as indictments, notices, Crown Papers and arrange service on defence counsel and defendant.
  • Undertake a wide range of clerical and administrative duties to support the efficient and effective delivery of services by the Director of Public Prosecutions including opening and closing files, archiving files, coordinating video links, assisting witnesses to complete witness expenses claims, and binding documents.
  • Prepare reports on the results of criminal cases and arrange for the preparation of reports and other documentation required by the Supreme Court and the DPP
  • Maintain database by ensuring timely and accurate data.

Essential Requirements

  • Current Driver's 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

  • Certificate III or IV in Business Administration or Business (Legal Services).

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Download File Statement of Duties (Generic) Law Clerk.docx

Download File Statement of Duties (Generic) Law Clerk.pdf

Download File About the Department of Justice (Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions).DOCX

Download File About the Department of Justice (Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions).pdf

 Information for Applicants (DOJ) Short Form Application.docx

 Information for Applicants (DOJ) Short Form Application.pdf

 FAQs Short Form Application.docx

 FAQs Short Form Application.pdf

How to apply

To apply, please provide a Short Form Application which is a 1-2 page covering letter outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the Statement of Duties, and a copy of your current Resumé/CV.  We do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria.

Please note if you submit the details of your referees with your application the Selection Panel may contact them without notifying you.

Please apply online by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

Refer to the 'Information for Applicants (DOJ)' document for further information.  Please note, attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

If you are unable to submit your application online, please contact the Department of Justice Recruitment Team on (03) 6165 4904.

For more information

Abbey Jones
Manager Business Support
Phone: (03) 6165 3600

Reasonable Adjustment Queries

Organisational Development and Design Team
(03) 6165 7603

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  1. Review the Statement of Duties and consider if you meet the requirements.
  2. Speak to the Contact Officer if you have any questions.
  3. Submit your application including any additional documents as specified in each individual job vacancy notice.