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Forensic Officer - DNA-AU & FDDT (FrO2)

Job posted: 04/06/2021
Applications close: 20/06/2021 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

1 day remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victoria Police

Salary: $68,198 - $75,293

Occupation: Science

Reference: VG/E20034634

Reference: VG/E20034634

Occupation: Science

Salary Range: $68,198 - $75,293

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

The Victoria Police Forensic Services Department is an accredited laboratory that provides a professional forensic service to Victoria Police, persons involved with the administration of justice and the public.

Victoria Police

Forensic Services Department

Biological Sciences Group

DNA-Analysis Unit (DNA-AU) and Forensic DNA Database Team (FDDT)

2 x FO-2 ongoing positions available  

About the roles:

The function of the DNA AU is to perform DNA Analysis on samples from biological material including exhibits and person samples. To manage legislative requirements including submission of person samples.

The function of FDDT is to participate in activities around the operation of the National Criminal Investigation DNA Database (NCIDD) and the NCIDD-Integrated Forensic Analysis (NIFA) database.

Note: based on business need, the DNA AU role may include transfer for defined periods to other work units within BSG.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and support flexible working arrangements.

As the successful applicant, some of your duties will include:

DNA AU

  • Perform DNA profile sample analyses, interpret results, be aware of casework acceptance and casework management criteria, prioritise casework and provide statistics to senior management.
  • Participate in the services supplied within the technical support area.
  • Participate in accreditation duties and meet obligations as required.
  • As part of a team, assist in relevant research and development projects, which improve and expand Group methodology as part of the Department's standing as a national and internationally recognised “centre of excellence” as required.
  • Present evidence in Courts of law of a factual nature, in an impartial and concise manner as required.
  • Maintain appropriate knowledge of Victoria Police and Department policies, procedures and legislation.

FDDT

  • Upload of increased volume of person samples/profiles on NCIDD/NIFA
  • Assist with the Quality checking of DNA database links from NCIDD/NIFA
  • Prepare and prioritise DNA profiles for NCIDD/NIFA upload
  • Be aware of Victorian Legislative criteria/requirements in relation to DNA profile upload on NCIDD/NIFA
  • Understand relevant Key Performance Indicators and provide database statistics to senior management.
  • Participate in accreditation duties and meet obligations as required.
  • As part of a team, assist in relevant research and development projects, which improve and expand Group methodology as part of the Department's standing as a national and internationally recognised “centre of excellence” as required.
  • Assist in delivery of training to FDDT staff when required
  • Present evidence in Courts of law of a factual nature, in an impartial and concise manner as required.
  • Maintain appropriate knowledge of Victoria Police and Department policies, procedures and legislation.

Skills & Experience

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Ability to undertake scientific/technical examinations following established procedures.
  • Experience with the operation and maintenance of relevant scientific instrumentation.
  • Proven administrative skills including the maintenance of detailed and accurate records.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills with an emphasis on the ability to impart specialist knowledge and advice to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work autonomously and/or in a team environment and to manage workloads in order to meet defined/agreed targets and deadlines.
  • Prepare reports and provide results on technical matters relevant to own work area.
  • An understanding of the customer service requirements of the position and a demonstrated record of strong commitment and achievement in meeting customer needs.
  • A proven record of ethical behaviour and a demonstrated commitment to the Victoria Police Code of Ethics and Conduct and the Organisational Values.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • Position is located at 31 Forensic drive Macleod, Victoria.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification would be desirable.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide a DNA sample (buccal swab) for use in laboratory quality control procedures (elimination purposes only).
  • The position may require the incumbent to work outside the ordinary hours e.g. (Shift work/Overtime/On call), and attend crime scenes.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.

How to apply

Please view the full Position Description and Role Statements attached to this advertisement before applying

For your application to be considered, your application must include:

  • Resume.
  • Completed application form - attached to the job advertisement.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through the following platform: Job Skills Exchange (JSE) or Careers.vic.gov.au website. Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

To apply, please click on the ‘Apply Now' button and follow the instructions.

Applications close midnight, Sunday 20th June 2021.

For further information on this role please contact  Dionne Prince (DNA-AU) 9450-9979 or via email dionne.prince@police.vic.gov.au or Emily Widjaja (FDDT) on 9450-9924 or via email Emily.widjaja@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 requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email hr.fsd@police.vic.gov.au.

About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

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

 

Forensic Officer - DNA-AU & FDDT (FrO2)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

FrO2

Contact:

Dionne Prince or Emily Widjaja | See advertisement for contact details

Forensic Officer - DNA-AU & FDDT (FrO2)