ODPP careers

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) values results, professional growth, workforce diversity and a balance between work and life commitments.

Staff are actively encouraged and supported as individuals and have access to excellent working conditions, a range of work experiences, learning and development opportunities.

Entry level/paralegal employment opportunities

We have vacancies throughout various locations in Queensland and have chambers located in Beenleigh, Brisbane, Cairns, Ipswich, Maroochydore, Southport, Toowoomba and Townsville.

If you are interested in entry-level positions with the ODPP, we currently have 3 continuous pools running for:

If you are looking for other positions within the ODPP, please submit the following to ODPP Jobs at DPPJobs@justice.qld.gov.au:

  • your current resume/CV
  • a 2-page statement highlighting your interest, and
  • an academic transcript.

Work experience

We offer a 4-week Work Experience Placement Program (WEPP) to law students who have a genuine interest in criminal law.

WEPP students gain practical experience by:

  • being exposed to a wide variety of criminal law matters
  • working as part of a professional team
  • developing a comprehensive knowledge of the criminal justice system
  • gaining skills through professional development opportunities.

We look for people who:

  • can think on their feet
  • are team players who can work under pressure with minimal supervision
  • understand the criminal justice system
  • can manage time effectively
  • are skilled communicators with excellent negotiation, advocacy and interpersonal skills
  • possess strong administrative, organisational, word processing and database skills.

For more information, please contact your relevant university work experience coordinator: