Property Officer (VPSG2)

Job posted: 26/05/2023
Applications close: 15/06/2023 (Midnight)
17 days remaining

17 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $56,271 - $72,262

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Reference: VG/2285/MAY23

Reference: VG/2285/MAY23

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

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

Work location: Geelong

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 administrative expertise to provide support and advice to Barwon South West 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


About the Business Unit:

HM Prison Barwon is a maximum-security prison located 6km north-west of Lara, 20km from the centre of Geelong and about 70km from Melbourne, and is part of the Barwon South West Regional structure.  It is Victoria's major maximum-security prison for sentenced male prisoners. The prison officially opened in January 1990 and currently houses up to 416 male prisoners, including high security, long term management, protection (including specialist protection), general mainstream (maximum security) and medium security prisoners.


About the Role:

The Property Officer is responsible for maintaining the prisoner property stores stock levels, safekeeping of prisoner's stored property, prisoner property requests, the prisoner's greens store and valuables register.  This position is an integral role in the transfer of prisoner's personal items between prison locations.

The role will require the incumbent to liaise with prisoners directly and will involve some bending and lifting.

Some of your duties will incllude:

  • Updating records as required on acquisition / disposal / transfer of property.   Ensure the safe and secure storage of all prisoner property including prisoner valuables.  
  • Making recommendations pertaining to prisoner property and clothing issues.  
  • Searching prisoner property.  Ensure accuracy of property lists on reception, transfer, and discharge.  
  • Managing and supervise a prison worker (PSW) and report on his progress.


About you:

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Clerical experience is highly advantageous. (preferably in Stores) and an ability to develop and maintain records and systems relating to these administrative functions.
  • Ability to undertake inquiries and stocktakes, maintain inventories, prepare reports, correspondence and statistical returns.


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 includereference checks, national police checks andmisconduct screening. Dependant on the role, other checks may includeVicRoads checks, drivers licence checks, medical checks, Working with Children Checks, andDeclaration of Private Interests (for executive and responsible officer roles). 

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 of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work. 

Property Officer (VPSG2)

Job type:

Full time

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Paul D Lorimer on 5220 8751 | Paul.Lorimer@justice.vic.gov.au

Property Officer (VPSG2)