Senior Prison Officer (Cog2B)

Job posted: 08/09/2023
Applications close: 24/09/2023 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $77,730 - $89,386

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Reference: VG/MULTIPOSISEP2023

Reference: VG/MULTIPOSISEP2023

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Salary Range: $77,730 - $89,386

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

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 Prison and Corrective Services expertise to provide support and advice to the Corrections Victoria branch
  • An Ongoing, Full-Time opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • COG2B: $77,730 - $89,386 plus superannuation.

About the Business Unit:

The Melbourne Assessment Prison (MAP) is a maximum-security correctional facility located on the fringe of the Melbourne CBD.  The Prison is the State's main reception prison, receiving prisoners directly from the Courts and Police and provides assessment and orientation services for all male prisoners received into the prison system.

About the Role:

Senior Prison Officers take a lead role within custodial teams, coaching, mentoring and supporting prison officers. A senior prison officers' role encompasses a range of teamwork, case management, custodial and security responsibilities.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Coordinating the day-to-day operations of a team of Prison Officers
  • Working with all members of the prison to ensure the safety and security of prisoners, staff and visitors.  This includes maintenance of the integrity of both the external and internal security of the facility, appropriate levels of surveillance and interaction within the facility, and ensuring compliance with security and safety procedures
  • Managing a case load of offenders, including more difficult and complex offenders, in accordance with the requirements of offender management practices, liaising with the various Clinical, Vocational, Personal Development and Reintegration Service staff, to meet the identified needs of offenders.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About You:

As our ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • The ability to plan and prioritise work of self and others and understanding alternate views and circumstances in order to address personal preference or bias and select the most effective method to ensure targets are achieved within local or organisational guidelines
  • The ability to develop operational responses to recurring issues based on knowledge, expertise, and an accurate appraisal of facts
  • A willingness to acknowledge concerns of others, modifying approaches to the situation and demonstrating a considerate attitude, while moving individuals past their emotional responses towards a common understanding and solutions focus, firmly and confidently.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in a correctional environment.


  • Completion of the Prison Officer Pre-service training essential.

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 reference checks, national police checks and misconduct screening. Dependant on the role, other checks may include VicRoads checks, drivers licence checks, medical checks, Working with Children Checks, and Declaration 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.


Senior Prison Officer (Cog2B)

Job type:

Full time

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Gareth Day on 03 9321 4129 | Gareth.day@justice.vic.gov.au

Senior Prison Officer (Cog2B)