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Senior Research and Assessment Officer (VPSG5)

Job posted: 21/06/2022
Applications close: 10/07/2022 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 3 years

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $103,920 - $125,735

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Reference: VG/D00883

Reference: VG/D00883

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735

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 young people and recognises that young peoples’ 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 research skills to gather evidence and assess applications to the Stolen Generations Reparations Package.
  • Two opportunities to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service for up to 3 years.
  • VPS Grade 5: $103,920 - $125,735 plus superannuation.

 

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking two Senior Research and Assessment Officers to provide a critical role in the Stolen Generations Reparations Unit.

 

This is a prioritised role for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, who will be given priority consideration as per the special measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

 

About the business unit

The Aboriginal Justice Group of the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) is committed to driving systemic change in the justice system, to connect, support and deliver better outcomes for the Aboriginal community. The group works in partnership with Traditional Owners and the Victorian Aboriginal community to embed the principles of self-determination in the justice sector.

The Stolen Generations Reparations Unit sits within the Aboriginal Justice Group and was established in January 2022 to deliver the Stolen Generations Reparations package in Victoria. The team is committed to delivering a reparations process that is fully supported, accessible, transparent and trauma informed.

 

About the role

Senior Research and Assessment Officers reports to the Manager Research and Assessment and are responsible for undertaking research and gathering evidence to assess and review applications to the Stolen Generations Reparations package. They provide advice and recommendations to an Independent Assessment Panel to facilitate decision making around eligibility to the package. The Senior Research and Assessment Officers work with record-keeping agencies to access historical records pertaining to Stolen Generations in Victoria.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Undertake complex research and gather evidence to assess and review applications for the Stolen Generations Reparations package.
  • Provide advice and recommendations to an Independent Assessment Panel to facilitate decision making around eligibility to the package.
  • Manage a complex workload using strong organisational skills.

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

 

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in historical research or experience in assessing complex applications.
  • Excellent knowledge of state and federal records and archives processes, or an ability to rapidly acquire and apply knowledge.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with the Victorian Aboriginal community.
  • Strong knowledge of, and demonstrated experience, working with Aboriginal communities and advisory groups, including sophisticated and culturally aware stakeholder engagement.

 

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 INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:

For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

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 Research and Assessment Officer (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / 3 years

Job classification:

VPSG5

Contact:

Kirra Mee on 0447 772 220 | kirra.mee@justice.vic.gov.au

Senior Research and Assessment Officer (VPSG5)