Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (VPSG3)

Job posted: 23/02/2023
Applications close: 23/03/2023 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

1 day remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Bairnsdale

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victoria Police

Salary: $73,842 - $89,661

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: VG/E20013311-2

Reference: VG/E20013311-2

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Salary Range: $73,842 - $89,661

Work location: Gippsland | Bairnsdale


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 Victoria Police Aboriginal Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan is underpinned by Barring Djinang, the Victorian Government's five-year strategy to enhance Aboriginal employment outcomes in achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace for equality and respect for all Aboriginal people within the organisation.

About the role:

As an Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (ACLO), you will be responsible for enhancing relationships between police and the local Aboriginal Community, as well as establishing effective communication and networks between the police, Aboriginal community, government and non-government agencies.

As the Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer, you will be required to:

  • Work in partnership with Aboriginal community groups, to 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 the Aboriginal community are encouraged to communicate and interact with Police members to proactively resolve issues and actively promote awareness of the role of Victoria Police within the local Aboriginal community.
  • Assist in the developing, implementing and delivering appropriate training programs.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of appropriate strategies to improve service delivery to customers based on customer needs.
  • Attending to welfare needs and providing support to Aboriginal persons in custody; working alongside Aboriginal Community Justice Program (ACJP) members.
  • Prepare briefing notes and reports (if required).

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge, experience and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal community, including the historical and contemporary issues impacting on the community.
  • Demonstrated community engagement and experience working with the Victorian Aboriginal community.
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills to negotiate and articulate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility, initiative and adaptability to meet changing work requirements.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • Full time ongoing position available
  • VPS salary range: $72,751 - $88,336 plus superannuation
  • Your usual place of work will be at Bairnsdale Police Station located in 45 – 47 Main Street, Bairnsdale however, you will be required to work at any other location within the Division as required.
  • 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.
  • You are required to possess a current Victorian Driver Licence and hold or qualify for a White Class Driver Authority within three (3) months.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • In accordance with the Acting Chief Health Officer's Direction – COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, you are required to be fully vaccinated and your employment with Victoria Police is subject to proof of vaccination.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed VPS application form – attached to the job advertisement

Applications close 23 March 2023

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through wither the Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic) or the Job Skills Exchange (JSE) website.

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE).

Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

For further information on this role please contact: Inspector Nicole Cantillon on (03) 5150 2686 via email nicole.cantillon@police.vic.gov.au

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirement/ reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 8081.

About Us:

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. 

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps


Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (VPSG3)

Job type:

Full time

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Inspector Nicole Cantillon | 03 5150 2686 - nicole.cantillon@police.vic.gov.au

Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (VPSG3)