Senior Investigator (VPSG5)

Job posted: 11/05/2022
Applications close: 25/05/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 3 years

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $102,637 - $124,183

Occupation: Risk Management

Reference: VG/DJ4710DJ9590

Reference: VG/DJ4710DJ9590

Occupation: Risk Management

Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

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?

About us

The Integrity, Legal and Law Reform (ILLR) Group provides legal, policy, integrity and assurance expertise to the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) and Justice Ministers. Integrity and Reviews provide integrity and assurance expertise and support the DJCS staff at the Post Sentence Authority and the Inspector-General for Emergency Management. 

Integrity and Investigations is comprised of four streams of work:

  • Integrity Culture manages DJCS' Integrity Framework, Integrity Strategy and Child Safety compliance
  • Intelligence and Detection lead the management of e-forensic and intelligence activities
  • Conduct and Corruption Investigations undertake investigations into allegations of corruption, misconduct and reportable conduct (including referrals to integrity agencies) and manage DJCS' Public Interest Disclosures.
  • Integrity Operations manage DJCS' engagement and responses to the state integrity agencies, including the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) and the Victorian Ombudsman (VO).

About the role

Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Conduct and Corruption Investigations (CCI), this position is responsible for conducting complex end-to-end misconduct, reportable conduct and corruption investigations, and providing expert, strategic advice in relation to employee investigations and misconduct and integrity matters. The position is also responsible for providing guidance, coaching and mentoring to other staff within CCI, where required, to enhance their capabilities.

Some of the key accountabilities of the role include:

  • Conduct complex and sensitive end-to end employee misconduct investigations within tight timeframes across the whole range of Justice Business Units. This includes preparation of the necessary documentation, conducting interviews, evidence gathering, making findings and authoritative report writing on behalf of the business units
  • Lead complex fraud and corruption investigations and provide recommendations and advice to business units on fraud, corruption and integrity control strategies
  • Assessment and handling of Public Interest Disclosure complaints

About you

As our ideal candidate you will possess:

  • Extensive experience in undertaking complex and sensitive investigations consistent with the relevant legislative and industrial requirements
  • Ability to take into account wider business context within business unit when considering options to resolve issues. Identify recurring problems and prevents future recurrence by integrating solutions into work process and deliver tangible business outcomes as a result of critically evaluating problems from multiple perspectives and delivering effective solutions
  • Ability to identify issues in common for one or more clients or stakeholders and uses them to build mutually beneficial partnerships. Identify and responds to stakeholder's underlying needs and use understanding of the stakeholder's organisational context to ensure outcomes are achieved
  • Ability to make a positive impression on others and comes across with credibility, communicate orally in a manner that is clear fluent and holds the listeners' attention and be able to deal with difficult and sensitive topics and questions


  • Applicants must have a background in investigations to be suitable for this role. Studies or experience in Government Investigations, Integrity or Industrial Relations would also be an advantage.
  • Applicants must also have a valid Employee Working with Children Check (a Volunteer check is not suitable).

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.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role, please refer to the attached position description.

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

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


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.
Senior Investigator (VPSG5)

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Full time / 3 years

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Lindsey Hilliard on 0409 889 104 | lindsey.hilliard@justice.vic.gov.au

Senior Investigator (VPSG5)