FOI Adviser (VPSG4)

Job posted: 03/08/2022
Applications close: 24/08/2022 (Midnight)
14 days remaining

14 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $90,067 - $102,192

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/DJ0222JULY2022

Reference: VG/DJ0222JULY2022

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

About us

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) delivers a justice and community safety system that works to build a safer, fairer and stronger Victoria.

The Assurance business unit manages corporate policies for the department and its Ministers to ensure strong governance and service delivery. It is responsible for risk management, crisis and continuity management, internal and external audit, freedom of information, information and records management, archive and mail services, management of the department's electronic document and electronic briefing and correspondence systems, information privacy, information security, compliance and committee operations.

About the role

FOI Operations is part of the FOI Unit in Information Integrity and Access (IIA). The functions of the team include responding to Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) reviews and complaints, assisting with the management of FOI related Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) appeals, providing expert advice on the application of the FOI Act, supporting the FOI Requests team in the processing of requests as workload permits and undertaking FOI continuous improvement initiatives. The FOI Adviser role responds to reviews and complaints, assists with the FOI managers network, contributes to policy development, training, education, performance reporting and FOI technical systems and reporting support.

Some of the responsibilities of the role of Freedom of Information Adviser include:

  • Respond to Information Commissioner FOI reviews and complaints
  • Assist with coordination of the FOI managers network across whole of government
  • Provide expert advice on the application of the Freedom of Information Act 1982
  • Contribute to continuous improvement and efficiencies of FOI business processes

About you

As our ideal candidate you will possess:

  • Knowledge, or the ability to quickly acquire knowledge, of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and the skill to apply the Act to review processes.
  • Computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and MS Office application suite software, and preferably, Electronic Document and Records Management Systems.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role, please refer to the attached position description.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad


For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).

Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.
FOI Adviser (VPSG4)

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Melinda Robinson on (03) 8684 0065 | melinda.robinson@justice.vic.gov.au

FOI Adviser (VPSG4)