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Principal Prosecutor

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator - Adelaide, SA

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Full Job Description
Principal Prosecutor (SA)

23 March 2021

Title Principal Prosecutor (SA)

Reports to Director Prosecutions

Direct reports 4

Division Statutory Compliance

Job type Temporary until end of March 2022

Annual base salary $131,366.33 per annum (excluding superannuation)

Location Adelaide, SA

Closing Date Tuesday 30 March 2021 at 5.00pm AEST

Who is the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator?
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) commenced operations in 2013 as a national entity responsible for
regulating all vehicles in Australia over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass. Located in Brisbane, the NHVR minimises the
compliance burden on the heavy vehicle transport industry, reduces duplication and inconsistencies across state and
territory borders, and ultimately for the heavy vehicle business with government in Australia.

What is important to us?
At the NHVR our workplace values set the tone for our organisational culture:

  • People matter
  • Customer first
  • We add value
  • Strong partnerships
We value staff with a genuine belief in the work they do and the benefit it will bring. We aim to develop a supportive
work environment which we believe will be achieved by a focus on professionalism, team work and collective values.

What do we expect of our employees?

The NHVR is seeking an individual who:
  • Is committed to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients and stakeholders
  • Is energised by identifying new approaches and solutions
  • Is innovative in addressing day-to-day challenges
  • Is supportive towards colleagues and contributes towards making their workplace an enjoyable place to be
Commitment to safety, diversity and anti-discrimination
The NHVR is committed to providing a safe, forward-thinking and tolerant work environment. Diversity within our
workforce is valued as being representative of the standards, values and diversity within the community and clients we

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Position Description | Principal Prosecutor (SA)

Through leadership and influence, the NHVR administers a national system that delivers consistent and streamlined
regulatory services and administration to the Australian heavy vehicle road transport sector, reducing regulatory burden
whilst enabling greater safety and productivity.
The Statutory Compliance Division ensures compliance with regulatory policy, strategy and standards through
investigation and prosecution of significant noncompliance and providing intelligence services throughout NHVR.

Primary Objective
Manage, prepare and conduct prosecutions as required, including the engagement and instruction of counsel and
management of private sector lawyers and to provide strategic and specialist direction, support and advice to the
Director Prosecutions on all matters relating to: prosecutions, court outcomes and orders register management and
coroners briefings.

  • Coordinate the work of the prosecutions team to deliver impartial, professional and quality adjudications, court
appearances (summary hearings, call-overs and appeals), disclosure of information, legal advice and written

  • Motivate and mentor staff to deliver high quality prosecution services on behalf of the National Heavy Vehicle

  • Assist with coordinating a range of activities relating to the conduct of prosecutions including managing
challenging case-loads to achieve satisfactory completion of individual cases in a timely manner.

  • Develop and maintain an active working knowledge of legal constraints and precedents relating to matters of
law which could influence proceedings for breaches of the Heavy Vehicle National Law and Regulations.

  • Interpret and provide expert advice to operational staff and prosecutors in relation to legislation and regulations
relating to offences pursuant to the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

  • Attend and prosecute in various Magistrates Courts on behalf of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.
  • Participate in sensitive and complex negotiations to facilitate the achievement of early resolution of cases.
  • Provide high level analysis, research, information and expert advice to assist in the development of programs
and policies to support the delivery of effective and efficient prosecution services on behalf of the National
Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

  • Liaise with stakeholders, enforcement partners, legal practitioners and court officers regarding the conduct of

  • Ensure the delivery of a high standard of customer service for internal and external clients.
  • Ensure all risks within your area of control are captured, assessed and appropriately controlled in accordance
with the NHVR risk management framework.
  • Adhere to all NHVR policies and procedures to ensure compliance with NHVR internal processes.
  • Comply with WH&S policies and procedures and contribute and promote a safe and healthy work environment.
Skills and Capabilities
  • Demonstrated experience and competence in the field of prosecutions or in another legal environment
including all facets of trial preparations and working with court procedures, summary procedures and relevant

  • Proven high level interpersonal and communications skills including an ability to liaise effectively with staff,
prosecutors, witnesses, police, counsel, members of the public and other prosecuting and investigating

  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and creatively as a team leader and as a member of a team.
  • Personal commitment to maintaining ethical standards within a prosecuting framework.
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Qualifications and Experience

Highly Regarded:
  • Hold a Degree in Law and be admitted or be eligible to be admitted as a Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Practitioner
in the Supreme Court of South Australia.

  • The incumbent is expected to handle confidential and sensitive material and adhere to all relevant guidelines in
relation to confidentiality, disclosure of information, impartiality and conflict of interest.

  • Some out of hours work and intrastate and interstate travel necessitating overnight absences will be required.
  • A current driver’s licence is essential.
  • Experience in representing the Crown in the conduct of prosecutions.
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Adelaide, SA

Government, Defence & Emergency


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