Justice Officer (VPSG2)

Job posted: 02/05/2022
Applications close: 25/05/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Loddon

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $54,755 - $70,315

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: VG/6190MAY22

Reference: VG/6190MAY22

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Salary Range: $54,755 - $70,315

Work location: North West Region | Loddon

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?

  • An exciting opportunity within the Corporate Governance and Support group, Department of Justice and Community Safety
  • Loddon Mallee Region location (Loddon Prison)
  • One (1) full-time, ongoing opportunity available
  • VPSG 2 Classification

About Us

Department of Justice and Community Safety comprises of eight regions, through which compliance, enforcement and regulatory services are provided to the Victorian community.

The Loddon Mallee Region provides services at Justice Service Centres in Bendigo, Swan Hill, Echuca and Mildura and at outreach locations across the region, including Castlemaine, Maryborough, Kerang, Robinvale, Kyneton and Ouyen.  The region also has three prisons, two within the Loddon Prison Precinct which includes a medium risk facility (Loddon) and a restricted minimum facility (Middleton). The third prison is located at Maldon, a minimum risk women's facility; Tarrengower Prison.

About the Role

In the Loddon Mallee Region the Justice Officer role specialises in one of three streams – Human Resources, Finance, and Business Support. Over time, there may be an opportunity to work in one or more of these streams, on a rotational basis, enabling career development opportunities and operational flexibility to the region.  Appropriate support and training will be provided.

This position will require direct prisoner contact and may involve weekend and public holiday work, remuneration is in accordance with the applicable provision of the VPS Enterprise Agreement.

About You

As our ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • Well-developed computer literacy
  • Sound knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations
  • Demonstrated experience and/or understanding of working within a correctional environment
  • An ability to cooperate and work well with others in the pursuit of team goals, as well as sharing information and acknowledging the efforts of others. Also the ability to step in to help others where required
  • An ability to respond to a client's needs, and keep the client or stakeholder up to date with issues and developments. Also the ability to promptly follow through on inquiries, requests and complaints, and take responsibility for correcting problems promptly
  • An ability to seek the resolution of problems through policy or process guidelines. Where guidelines are unavailable, an ability to seek guidance by providing information and ideas relevant towards the resolution of a problem. Also the ability to understand concepts that enable improvements in critical thinking and problem solving
  • Advanced computer skills including effective use of various systems such as word processing, spreadsheets, email, appointment scheduling and internet is 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. 

In accordance with the Jobs and Skills Exchange Recruitment Policy, only Victorian Public Service employees are eligible to apply for this position. People on labour hire contracts, such as agency staff and contractors, are not eligible to apply. 


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) 

  1. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or 

  1. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you. 

Justice Officer (VPSG2)

Job type:

Full time

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Nathan Pugh on 0437 558 747 | Nathan.Pugh@justice.vic.gov.au

Justice Officer (VPSG2)