Justice Officer - Finance & Stores (VPSG2)

Job posted: 11/11/2022
Applications close: 29/03/2023 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Western Region | Ararat

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $56,271 - $72,262

Occupation: Finance

Reference: VG/1678201/MARCH2023

Reference: VG/1678201/MARCH2023

Occupation: Finance

Salary Range: $56,271 - $72,262

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 finance expertise to provide support and advice to the CGaS Grampians Region
  • Ongoing, full-time opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 2: $56,271 - $72,262 plus superannuation


The Department of Justice and Community Safety delivers services to the Victorian community through eight Regions. Corporate Services is responsible for providing the region with a range of corporate support functions including human resources, finance, and procurement, planning and reporting, administration, and workforce development.


About the Role

The Justice Officer - Finance & Stores is part of the Regional Corporate Services team responsible for ensuring best-practice financial and procurement processes. This role is primarily based at Hopkins Correctional Centre.

Reporting to the Finance & Stores Team Leaders, the Justice Officer - Finance & Stores will process a range of financial and procurement transactions ensuring compliance with requirements and timelines. This role will ensure electronic and paper-based record keeping systems are up to date and accurate. This may include petty cash, banking, accounts payable and prisoner finance (SPEND), day-to-day operations of the prison stores functions including warehouse, procurement and administrative functions, prisoner shop, prison archive, prison vehicle fleet and state uniform store.

This position requires direct prisoner contact and supervision and may involve weekend and public holiday work, in accordance with the applicable provision of the VPS Enterprise Agreement 2020.

Some of your duties may include:

  • Working productively and respectfully as part of a dedicated and supportive team within a rotational roster framework (currently Monday to Friday) featuring task responsibilities in accordance with the position responsibilities.
  •  Provide high quality business services related to stores, canteen, and finance for the prison.
  • Ensure accurate and timely entry of transactions in the prisoner finance (SPEND) system as required including receipts and deductions
  • Serve prisoners in the prisoner shop, organising and maintaining Special Spends, and updating prisoner records on appropriate systems.



About You

As our ideal candidate, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience in a range of finance & stores related tasks including purchasing, accounts payable, petty cash and stock control is highly regarded
  • Demonstrated understanding of finance, stores, and warehousing operations.
  • Demonstrated understanding of occupational health and safety practices.


  • Desirable – Finance & / or Stores certificates / qualifications.
  • Desirable – Forklift licence.



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) 

  1. 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. 

Justice Officer - Finance & Stores (VPSG2)

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Jonathan Wells on 4309 3393 | jonathan.wells@justice.vic.gov.au

Justice Officer - Finance & Stores (VPSG2)