Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (VPSG3)

Job posted: 10/03/2020
Applications close: 31/03/2020 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victoria Police

Salary: $68,884 - $83,640

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: VG/E20013311

Reference: VG/E20013311

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Salary Range: $68,884 - $83,640

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.

  • VPS3 – Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer $68,884 - $83,640 plus superannuation and leave loading
  • This is a designated position. In accordance to Special Measures of section 12 of the Equal Opportunities Act 2010,only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.
  • The usual place of work is at the Bairnsdale Police Complex located at 45-47 Main Street, Bairnsdale.
  • While this position will be based at Bairnsdale, the position may be required to work at other locations, in accordance with the provisions of the relevant Victorian Public Service Agreement. 

Role Accountabilities:

  • In partnership with Aboriginal community groups, develop and maintain knowledge of Aboriginal issues within the local area and maintain a contemporary knowledge of relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to establishing effective communication and networking between Police members, local Aboriginal community members and other government and non-government agencies.
  • Establish and maintain a positive partnership environment in which Aboriginal communities are encouraged to communicate and interact with Police members to proactively resolve issues and actively promote awareness of the role of Victoria Police within Aboriginal communities.
  • Assist in developing, implementing and delivering appropriate training programs.
  • Represent Victoria Police as required at relevant meetings, forums or events.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of appropriate strategies to improve service delivery to customers based on customer needs.
  • Attend to welfare needs and provide support to Aboriginal persons in custody; working alongside Aboriginal Community Justice Program (ACJP) members.
  • Prepare briefing notes and reports. Special Requirements and relevant Information:
  • Special Requirements:
  • Working with Children Check. For this role you will be required to apply and pay for a Working with Children Check prior to receiving a job offer. A receipt of payment is required as evidence of this.
  • The successful candidate may be required to undergo and successfully obtain and maintain a National Security Clearance to the level determined by the Department Head. To obtain this clearance applicants must be an Australian Citizen.
  • The incumbent will be required to complete the OHS requirements of the organisation, which may include local level training relating to equipment usage and Hazardous Chemicals.
  • Possess a current Victorian Driver License and hold or qualify for a White Class Driver Authority within three (3) months.

Other Relevant Information:

  • While this position will have a nominated usual place of work, the position may be required to work at other locations, in accordance with the provisions of the relevant Victorian Public Service Agreement.
  • The position description is indicative of the initial expectation of the role and subject to changes to organisational goals and priorities, activities or focus of the job.
  • The successful candidate will be employed pursuant to Victoria Police policies and procedures along with the relevant Victorian Public Service Agreement.
  • The preferred candidate will be required to undergo security checks which will include fingerprint checks.
  • The successful candidate will be required to complete the appropriate Declarable Association Acknowledgement Form/s.
  • External applicants will be subject to a probation period of three (3) months.
  • This position may require the incumbent to undertake physical activities (such as accessing files from a compactus).

 How to Apply

Please click the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of this advertisement. Please view the full Position Description and Application Form (when opening ‘save' a copy first) attached to this advertisement before applying.

Applications must include a resume along with a completed VPS Application Form ONLY (attached).

Please note that applicants are NOT required to respond to each key selection criteria listed in the position description.

If you require additional information or would like to discuss the role further, please contact Inspector Mark Edwards on (03) 5150-2686 or via email: mark.edwards@police.vic.gov.au  

Please note: No applications will be accepted via email, applicants must click on “Apply Now” to submit an application. Closing date for applications is midnight 31st March 2020

 Find out what it's like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: http://www.policecareer.vic.gov.au



Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (VPSG3)

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Inspector Mark Edwards | mark.edwards@police.vic.gov.au

Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (VPSG3)