Forensic Officer - Photo Processing Unit (FrO2)

Job posted: 05/08/2022
Applications close: 28/08/2022 (Midnight)
13 days remaining

13 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victoria Police

Salary: $70,086 - $77,377

Occupation: Science

Reference: VG/E20009912

Reference: VG/E20009912

Occupation: Science

Salary Range: $70,086 - $77,377

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

Photo Processing Unit

Ongoing FO-2 position available

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.

About the role:

The purpose of this role is to provide a range of digital imaging, photographic and technical support services to Victoria Police and the Office of Public Prosecutions. The role involves the handling of sensitive information and viewing of images/and or photographs with graphic content.

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

  • Undertake routine and non-routine casework in relation to digital imaging processing, photography duties and photographic processes in line with the standard well-defined methods and operating procedures as part of a team and be aware of providing a timely and quality forensic science in a multi-skilled environment.
  • Maintain and trouble shoot digital imaging processing, photographic processes and photographic equipment and advise the Unit Leader on follow up action, as required.
  • Perform work at a high level, both individually and as a member of a team and where required assist in the problem resolution within the unit.
  • Participate in the management of workflows with other members of the team and undertake general administrative duties within the unit as required.
  • Assist in the preparation of reagents, photographic chemicals, papers, standards, and reference solutions according to documented procedures including maintaining stock levels.
  • Present evidence in Court of Law of a factual nature in an impartial and concise manner as required.
  • As part of a team, assist in problem resolution within the Unit as required.
  • Under direction provide advice to customers and undertake administrative duties as required.
  • Maintain appropriate knowledge of Victoria Police and Forensic Services Department policies, procedures, and legislation.
  • Assist in the presentation of prepared lectures/demonstrations/tours and with both internal and external training programs, as requested.

Skills & Experience

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of photography, photogrammetry, and digital imaging processes.
  • Ability to work methodically, under pressure, with limited direction and without compromising quality in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the problem-solving skills relating to photographic and digital image processing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the operation and maintenance of photographic equipment and consumable material.
  • Ability to follow direct oral or written instructions using clear and precise information or procedures.
  • Good oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate and provide para-professional advice to clients and provide factual evidence to courts of law as required
  • Ability to gain knowledge of Victoria Police and centre practices, procedures, and legislation.
  • 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:

  • A relevant qualification would be highly desirable.
  • Position is located at 31 Forensic drive Macleod, Victoria.
  • 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).
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • 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.

How to apply

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

  • Resume, and.
  • Completed application form – The application form is attached to the job advertisement. 

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

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

Applications close midnight Sunday 28th August 2022

For further information on this role please contact Melissa Tan on 03 9450 3403 or email melissa.tan@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 - Photo Processing Unit (FrO2)

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melissa.tan@police.vic.gov.au | 03 9450-3403

Forensic Officer - Photo Processing Unit (FrO2)