Stores Officer

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.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: North West - Bendigo
Reference: VG/1705263
Closing Date: 27-Mar-2023
Salary Range: $56,271 - $72,262
Job Duration: 12 Months
Attachments: Position Description - Stores Officer - YJ0740.pdf (PDF, 236KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Pravini Wijesekara

Position Details

  • Step into a rewarding career in the Youth Justice Custodial Services group, making a positive difference in the lives of Victorian youths.
  • A 0.5 FTE opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team within Youth Justice.
  • VPS2 Salary range: $56,271 - $72,262 plus superannuation.


A 12-month fixed-term Stores Officer opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and reliable team player to join the team at the Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct.

About us

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is responsible for the supervision of children and young people in the criminal justice system. The two Youth Justice Custodial Precincts in Victoria are managed by the department. Parkville Youth Justice Precinct is located in the inner northern Melbourne suburb of Parkville, and Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct is located approximately 100 kilometres north of Melbourne.

The Youth Justice Custodial Services Group is part of the Youth Justice Division and has responsibility to engage young people in change by addressing their offending behaviour and equipping them with the skills required for positive community participation, within a safe and secure environment.


What does a Stores Officer do?

The Stores Officer will be responsible for responsible for assisting in the operational planning, co-ordination, and delivery of stores' services across Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct. This position will also:

  • Deliver stores' services across the sites.
  • Ensure orders are filled and delivered.
  • Assist in use of Oracle financial system and MYOB inventory system.
  • Ensure service delivery standards and timelines, specified budgetary outcomes, stakeholder expectation and client needs are met.

Reporting to the Stores Supervisor, this role will work within a team of seven across both the Parkville and Malmsbury Youth Justice precincts. The position will be based at Malmsbury.


What skills should a Stores Officer have?

  • Demonstrated ability to use financial and stock management systems for, purchasing and goods receipting.
  • Previous experience in stores/supply services would be advantageous
  • Previous experience using a wide range of software applications for stock control and management

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


Why work with us?

You will be working for the Department of Justice and Community Safety, which is one arm of the Victorian State Government, a recognised top employer of choice nationally. All our staff work to the vision of a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

  • There are many advantages in working for the department, including:
  • A fair salary – enjoy great work conditions and salary sacrificing options.
  • Transparent performance framework – approach your work with confidence in how you're tracking, working to professional development plans agreed on by you and your manager.
  • Generous leave entitlements – provisions for many forms of leave; including personal, parental, carers, study, cultural, compassionate and sick leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program support – you are encouraged to use this short-term, confidential counselling service if you're experiencing emotional stress, relationship problems, conflict with others or personal issues. It is also available for financial counselling and retirement planning.


We want to make sure all Victorians feel represented by the department's work. One of the ways do this is by recruiting a diverse workforce – we welcome people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability and cultural background. We are also committed to the Victorian Government's promise to increase the number of veterans working in the public sector.

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 across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, click here or email

If you have any queries about this position, please contact Pravini Wijesekara via

If this sounds like a compelling job that you believe your skills would be a great match for, please APPLY NOW. Applications close 27 March 2023.


How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of 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.

Please note: there are no Key Selection Criteria (KSC) questions required for this application and you do not need to separately address any KSC.

During the COVID-19 pandemic all of our assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using online tools to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our candidates and staff.



  • 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 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. 

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.  

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time). 

Acceptable evidence includes: 

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate(available via your myGov account) 

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

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses. 


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