Justice Officer - Business Support

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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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.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Western - Ararat
Reference: VG/1869JULY2024
Closing Date: 24-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $56,834 - $72,985
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Justice Officer - Business Support - Position Description.pdf (PDF, 239KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Lynley Hoiles on 0343 093 230

Position Details

  • Utilise your Administrative expertise to provide support and advice to Corrections Victoria at Hopkins Correctional Centre
  • An Ongoing, Full-Time opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 2: $56,834 - $72,985 plus superannuation.

About the Business Unit:

Hopkins Correctional Centre is a medium-security men's prison located in Ararat, Victoria. The prison's primary purpose is to prepare male prisoners for transition, reintegration, and release. Hopkins Correctional Centre provides accommodation for sentenced and unsentenced prisoners with protection requirements in an open campus environment, combining community-style prison design with the Better Living Model (an innovative case management model for prisoner management).

About the Role:

Reporting to the Justice Officer Team Leader, the Justice Officer - Business Support role provides accurate and timely administrative and support services to Hopkins Correctional Centre and staff.

The role has a strong focus on service delivery to clients, internal and external stakeholders, and the public.

Your Client service duties may include:

  • Over-the-counter enquiries
  • Providing information and assistance with matters relating to Department of Justice and Community Safety portfolio
  • Reception duties and coordinating schedules for program areas.

Your Administrative duties may include:

  • Reception, financial, mail, basic correspondence, coordination, and minute taking for events and meetings
  • Fleet and facility duties
  • Maintenance of a range of electronic information and filing systems.

These positions are based at Hopkins Correctional Centre in regional Victoria and may require direct prisoner contact. The Justice Officer - Business Support team roster involves working weekdays, Monday through to Friday.

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 cooperate and work well with others in pursuit of team goals while sharing information and acknowledging others' efforts. You will also possess the willingness to step in to help others where required
  • The ability to perform a range of tasks through digital tools (e.g., Microsoft 365 suite applications such as Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Teams and SharePoint).
  • The ability to responds to clients' needs while keeping the client or stakeholder up to date with issues and developments. You will be able to promptly follow through on inquiries, requests and complaints while taking responsibility for correcting problems promptly.

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.



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.

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