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Crown Prosecutor (ongoing), Darwin

Department of the Attorney-General and Justice, Department of Public Prosecutions

Senior Professional Officer 2

  • Remuneration Package $152,152 - $165,687 (including salary $132,365 - $144,269)
  • Position number: 10402
  • Full-time ongoing

Primary objective

Provide expert advice and legal opinion at a senior level to the DPP, other prosecutors and to both internal and external stakeholders relating to the prosecution of complex criminal cases. Provide representation at the highest level for the Crown before all courts of the Northern Territory in complex prosecutions, appeals and related matters.

Key duties and responsibilities

  1. Provide expert advice and legal opinion at a senior level to investigating police, the DPP and other prosecutors relating to the prosecution of complex criminal cases.
  2. Manage the carriage and conduct of complex and contested Crown prosecutions, pleas, bail hearings and preliminary examinations, contest mentions, Local Court appeals and related 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 Guidelines.
  4. Appropriately consult, liaise, inform and negotiate with defence counsel, victims, investigating police, court staff and the Witness Assistance Service.
  5. Provide professional advice and support to other prosecutors and promote a team environment. Act as a mentor and provide guidance to less experienced prosecutors.

Essential 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. Superior written and verbal communication skills to be able to convey concise and clear advice and opinions to the DPP, other prosecutors, and internal and external stakeholders on complex criminal and related legal matters.
  3. High level knowledge of and experience in criminal law, practice and procedure.
  4. High level knowledge of the DPP Prosecution Policy and Guidelines and the ability to prosecute in accordance with the same.
  5. Proven experience and ability in the conduct of complex criminal trials before ajury.
  6. High level 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.
  7. Ability to manage a legal office in accordance with internal practices and procedures working with competing demands nunder pressure.
  8. Well developed political and cross cultural awareness skills together with a sound understanding of Aboriginal issues relevant to prosecution services.


  • Relevant post graduate qualifications.

Further information

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history.

Applications close 24 July 2018.

Click here to download the complete position description and selection criteria.

Please contact Matthew Nathan, Deputy Director on 08 8935 7500 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have further queries.

Last modified: 11/07/2018 10:46 AM

Office Location

Level 3, 9 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800

Mailing Address

GPO Box 2388
Darwin NT 0801


Telephone: (08) 8981 5104
Fax: (08) 8941 1623
ABN: 62 208 314 893