Health and Safety Officer (VPSG4)

Job posted: 09/10/2020
Applications close: 06/11/2020 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / to 30 June 2022

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $86,558 - $98,210

Occupation: Emergency Management



Occupation: Emergency Management

Salary Range: $86,558 - $98,210

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?


Health and Safety Officer

  • Help keep Victorians safe during state emergencies
  • Work collaboratively with all emergency service organisations operating in the State Control Centre during emergency incidents
  • Earn $85,279 - $96,759 plus superannuation

Provide coordinated and strategic health and safety advice to the Emergency Management Commissioner (EMC). A fixed term contract until 30 June 2022.


Victoria's State Control Centre (SCC) is the primary control centre for the management of emergencies. The SCC is the hub of a network of regional control (RCC) and incident control (ICC) centres across the state.

Having a role with SCC means you're a part of the massive task of delivering and supporting the people and services needed for a particular emergency. The critical and urgent nature of states of emergency mean that you are making an important contribution to the people of Victoria.

With more frequent, intense, and converging emergencies forecast into the future, the SCC is moving to a new model which will ensure the centre can operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to manage a range of major emergencies and keep the community safe.

The key areas of responsibility for the SCC are:

  • assessing the current and expected future state of the emergency to support strategic decision-making
  • engaging with and providing information to key stakeholders and the State Emergency Management Team
  • implementing emergency control strategies and arrangements
  • producing and delivering information and community warnings
  • prioritising the allocation of state and specialist resources
  • providing support to state, regional, incident control and agency personnel.


  • Develop safety alerts during a major emergency in consultation with emergency service organisations
  • Review key safety information including incident data and reporting
  • Review state control plans and identify health and safety issues
  • Develop daily safety briefing reports to the State Response Controller and the State Control Team
  • Assist the State Response Controller in the building of a common operating picture (situational awareness) for safety across all agencies during a major emergency


We are looking for people with:

  • Previous experience in an OHS related role
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Victoria's emergency management arrangements (desirable)
  • Understanding of the State's Command and Control arrangements that operate within Victoria (desirable).


Before you apply, ensure you review the position description attached.


As part of the State Control Centre, you will be doing vital work to keep Victorians safe during state emergencies. You can expect to be treated with respect and appreciated for your talent and efforts. You will also enjoy the following benefits:

Regular feedback and career planning– approach your work with confidence in how you're tracking, working to a professional development plan agreed on by you and your manager.

Generous leave entitlements – provisions for many forms of leave; including personal, parental, carers, study, cultural, compassionate and sick leave.

Employee Assistance Program support – you are encouraged to use this short-term, confidential counselling service if you're experiencing emotional stress, relationship problems, conflict with others or personal issues.

Financial and retirement planning – chance to sit down with a counsellor, as well as attend superannuation consultations, to develop strategies to meet your financial goals for the future.

We welcome candidates of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability and cultural background.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing ourAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander(Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff in a number of roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, click here or email aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au.

Applications close at midnight on Friday 6 November 2020. 

To apply for this position, provide a cover letter of no more than two pages that demonstrates how your experience and skills address the key selection criteria contained in the position description. You can find it in the top right hand corner of this page.

Candidates will be regularly reviewed up until the closing date, so please apply as soon as possible.

Health and Safety Officer (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time / to 30 June 2022

Job classification:



Nicole Ashworth | Nicole.ashworth@emv.vic.gov.au

Health and Safety Officer (VPSG4)