DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS

Location
Offshore
Salary
US$125,000 per annum
Posted
19 Sep 2012
Closes
19 Oct 2012
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Experience Level
Senior Level
SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONBILITIES:

An exciting opportunity awaits you in the Turks & Caicos Islands Government Service as Director of Public Prosecutions and Head of the Department of Public Prosecutions. This is a new position; the successful applicant must be able to provide legal advice to the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police and other Statutory Bodies in the investigation and prosecution of the full range of criminal offences, and, in particular, direct investigations, prosecutions and related proceedings in connection with serious fraud and money laundering cases. He/She must also be experienced in the conduct of major criminal trials, including preparatory hearings and appearing as prosecuting attorney before criminal courts at all levels. The successful candidate will also be expected to procure restraint/freezing orders, tracing and recovery of property as well as conduct civil recovery proceedings under the Proceeds of the Crime Ordinance. As Director of Public Prosecutions, he/she will be Accounting Officer for the Department and will take full responsibility for the management, development and training of the legal and support staff in the Department.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
The successful applicant must be qualified and eligible to practice in a Commonwealth Common-Law Jurisdiction or the Republic of Ireland. Practical experience and strong competency in criminal prosecutions particularly serious fraud or money-laundering cases would be an advantage. This is a demanding senior position with responsibility for senior and junior attorneys and an applicant is unlikely to be appointed unless he or she has at least fifteen (15) years’ post qualification experience of which at least 5 will have been spent at a senior professional level. The applicant must also possess a high level of self-confidence, tact, discretion and confidentiality. The position also requires a good knowledge of the workings of Government. The successful candidate must be intellectually rigorous; possess the ability to give sound and timely advice in a demanding environment on a full range of complex legal issues and able to demonstrate good judgement and strategic thinking. Experience in the public service of a British Overseas Territory or a small independent common law jurisdiction would be a distinct advantage.

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Department. For persons recruited from outside of the Turks and Islands appointment will be subject to medical fitness and a two or three year extendable contract is offered. Other benefits may include: Professional, Housing Allowance, Telephone Allowance, Transportation Allowance, end-of-contract gratuity of 15% of salary, return passage for family of up to two children under the age of 16 years and duty concessions on the import of personal effects within six months of appointment.

ONLY SUITABLE CANDIDATES WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED.

Please submit completed Government Application Form and resume to –
His Excellency the Governor, Damian Roderic Todd
Governors Office, Waterloo, Grand Turk
Or apply online via the button.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: midnight, Tuesday 10th October 2012

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