Industry Officer (x5) (Cog2B)

Job posted: 16/03/2023
Applications close: 13/04/2023 (Midnight)
15 days remaining

15 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Ararat

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $77,730 - $89,386

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services



Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Salary Range: $77,730 - $89,386

Work location: Western Region | Ararat

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?

  • Utilise your Industry expertise to provide support and advice to the Hopkins Correctional Centre
  • 5 x Ongoing, Full-Time opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • CogB2: $77,730 - $89,386 plus superannuation.

About Us:

Hopkins Correctional Centre is a medium security male prison facility focused on preparing prisoners for their transition back into the community.

About the role:

In a vocational training environment, the Industry Officer will coach, mentor and motivate prisoners, placing emphasis upon individual offender management with a view to rehabilitation.

As an Industry Officer, you will be responsible for supervising a team of prisoners that work within prison industry and prison service areas. Industries operational at Hopkins Correctional Centre include metal fabrication and assembly, custom & number plates, signage, upholstery, timber. Service areas include catering, maintenance, and environmental services.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Effectively managing all work areas to ensure the safety and security of prisoners, staff and visitors. This includes appropriate levels of surveillance and interaction within the facility, and monitoring staff and prisoners for compliance with all Occupational Health and Safety, and security procedures.
  • Delivering performance management targets and undertake professional development as required to enhance the role as part of a staff team, with emphasis on following industry requirements for OH&S, quality assurance, monitoring, recording and record keeping systems of prison industry functional areas and recommending improvements where necessary.
  • Providing a quality assurance role to ensure the effective management of industry areas, participating in processes of continuous improvement applying solutions to address local issues and problems.

About You:

To be successful in this role, you will possess:

  • Completion of (or willing to undertake) Prison Pre-Service Training
  • An appropriate trade qualification and/or experience relevant to industries operational in Hopkins Correctional Centre.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (desirable).

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.

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

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 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.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.


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.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Industry Officer (x5) (Cog2B)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:



Damian Dowling on 0418 501 095 | damian.dowling@justice.vic.gov.au

Industry Officer (x5) (Cog2B)