Principal Investigator

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/081204
Closing Date: 04-Jul-2022
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: 2 years (until June 2024)
Attachments: 081204 Position Description - ORIC - Principal Investigator - V1.0 May 2022.docx (Word, 124KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Phil Ross, Manager Investigations
8684 7773 or

Position Details

Principal Investigator

  • $127,467 - $170,579 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term role - 2 years (until June 2024)
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)

This is a prioritised position for people with disability in accordance with the Special Measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic). People with disability are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given priority consideration for this role. 

The Team

The position of Principal Investigator forms a part of the Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner (ORIC) within the Sport, Recreation and Racing group. 

The Racing Integrity Commissioner is appointed as an independent statutory officer under Part IA of the Act.  The Commissioner provides independent integrity oversight of the Victorian racing industry (VRI), including assurance of the three racing controlling bodies' (Racing Victoria Ltd, Harness Racing Victoria and Greyhound Racing Victoria) performance of integrity functions. 

The Role

The role of the Principal Investigator is to support the investigation, inquiry, audit, referral and disclosure functions of the Racing Integrity Commissioner under the Racing Act 1958 (Vic) (the Act).

Reporting to the Manager Investigations, the position is responsible for conducting end-to-end investigations and audits, developing strong industry relationships, sourcing intelligence and providing expert and strategic advice about highly complex and sensitive matters relating to the integrity processes and systems of the racing controlling bodies, and the conduct of their staff and racing participants.  The role is also responsible for providing guidance, coaching and mentoring to other staff within the Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner (ORIC), where required, to enhance capability.

The Candidate

Working with limited supervision, the position requires a high degree of initiative and discretion, flexibility, excellent organisational, communication and relationship building skills, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Are you?

  • A specialist investigator with a passion for integrity?
  • Seeking an opportunity to learn, grow and achieve?
  • Looking for a challenge, variety and flexibility?
  • A self-starter who is self-motivated with a keen eye for detail?

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Phil Ross, Manager Investigations, on (03) 8684 7773 or

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, in line with the Chief Health Officer (CHO) Directions and any other legislative requirements, directions, policies or procedures, including but not limited to any requirement to provide evidence of vaccination status.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department. For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

Please note: If you require an adjustment to participate in any stage of the recruitment process or have a particular requirement to be communicated with by either telephone or email only, please notify the DJPR Recruitment Team at with the position number in the subject line.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 4 July 2022.

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