Prison Officer Expression of Interest (Cog2A)

Job posted: 16/11/2021
Applications close: 31/12/2022 (Midnight)
180 days remaining

180 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $58,358 - $74,941

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Reference: DOJ/PO/EOI22

Reference: DOJ/PO/EOI22

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Salary Range: $58,358 - $74,941

Work location: Various

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we are 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 are proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

Are you ready to start your new career?  

  • Bring your life experience and get paid to train on the job
  • Help make the community a safer place for everyone
  • Earn generous penalty rates for night and weekend shifts

Prison officers equip prisoners with the skills they need to build a better future. If you're a great communicator and enjoy achieving positive outcomes, then you have the qualities needed to make a good prison officer.

Whatever work background you're from, your experience has already set you up to succeed in this role.

What's in it for you

  • 41 days of paid full-time training. By the end, you will feel confident and well equipped to begin your new job and continue working towards Certificate III accreditation in Custodial Services Practice
  • Generous penalty rates on night shifts, weekends and public holidays paid in addition to salary. These benefits can significantly increase your take home pay
  • Work with a highly supportive team and enjoy the satisfaction of making a real difference

The skills prison officers have

To thrive in this job, you will need to be an effective communicator with a good level of empathy and resilience. Integrity and honesty are vital qualities, along with professionalism, situational awareness and the ability to follow procedures. You will also need to have emotional intelligence so you can be a consistent role model who makes considered decisions under pressure.


  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold Australian permanent residency.
  • Hold a current Victorian driver's license (minimum P2 category) and be willing to obtain a first aid certificate.
  • Undergo pre-employment checks that may include national police checks, misconduct screening and traffic offences.
  • A level of health and fitness is required - learn more

We are committed to building a workforce that promotes diversity and inclusion, in recognition of the value a diverse workforce has on building and maintaining a safe and secure work environment for all. We strongly encourage expressions of interest across all cultural backgrounds, genders and abilities.

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

Find out more about what you'll do on the job, correctionsjobs.vic.gov.au/prison-officers.

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)

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

3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.