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Prosecuting Officer (Legal Services Division)

Agency: Ministry of Manpower
Job no.: 507249
Work type: Contract, Permanent
Location: Singapore
Categories:Law/Legal Services

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) aims to develop a productive workforce and progressive workplaces, for Singaporeans to have better jobs and a secure retirement. In a rapidly changing global economic landscape, Singapore’s workforce and workplace practices have to remain adaptable. MOM’s policies help enhance the workforce’s profile, promote lifelong employability and income security for Singaporeans, as well as foster excellent working environments that are fair and safe. As an MOM officer, you will get to work in a range of exciting areas to help the Ministry attain its goals, including manpower policy, industrial relations, workplace safety and foreign employment regulation.


The mission of the Legal Services Division (LSD) of the Ministry of Manpower is to ensure compliance with manpower legislation through effective regulation, thereby ensuring fair manpower practices, greater opportunity and economic security for all Singaporeans.

We invite qualified candidates to apply for the following position:

Prosecuting Officer in the Prosecution Department

Job Scope

The primary function of the Prosecution Department is to prosecute offenders under the various Acts administered by the Ministry in the Subordinate Courts. These include the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (Chapter 91A), the Immigration Act (Chapter 133), the Workplace Safety and Health Act (Chapter 354A), the Employment Act (Chapter 91), the Work Injury Compensation Act (Chapter 354) and the Employment Agencies Act (Chapter 92). Your functions and duties include the following:-

    • Applying knowledge of relevant laws and court procedures to effectively prepare and conduct mentions, pre-trial conferences and trials for criminal matters.
    • Analysing the legal implications of industry trends and recommending changes to departmental policies to align with market settings.
    • Eligible officers may also be offered the opportunity to assist in civil work. This would include assisting in (a) rendering sound legal advice to internal and external clients and (b) reviewing, drafting and vetting the manpower legislation administered by the Ministry.
  • Over time, you may also be appointed as an Assistant Commissioner (Work Injury Compensation) ("AC/WIC") under the Work Injury Compensation Act (Chapter 354). As AC/WIC you will adopt a quasi-judicial role by interpreting the law, assessing the evidence presented, and controlling how hearings unfold with insurers, legal counsel and claimants.


  • Individuals holding LLB degrees awarded by universities recognised under the Legal Profession Act (Chapter 161, Section 2(2)), Legal Profession (Qualified Persons) Rules ("the Rules") may wish to note that any period of employment as a prosecuting officer will be counted as relevant legal practice or work for the purposes of section 15A of the Legal Profession Act (Chapter 161) ("LPA") and will also be counted towards the practice training period for the purposes of section 13 of the LPA.

Job Requirements

Candidates should possess:

  • A tertiary qualification in any discipline
  • The ability to advocate and think on one's feet
  • The ability to write clearly and reason compellingly is highly essential

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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