Safety Officer

Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Education and Training
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/20033527
Closing Date: 19-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $64,583 - $78,418
Job Duration: Until 30/06/2021
Attachments: PD C3231.docx (Word, 431KB)
Job Specification

Victoria Police VPS Application Form - Safety Officer.docx (Word, 642KB)
Self Assessment

Contact: Adrian Vogel
(03) 9566 2101

Position Details

  • VPSG3 range $64,583 - $78,418 p.a. + super + leave loading
  • 3 x Full time, fixed term until 30/06/2021 positions
  • Working within the School of Policing – Operations Safety Division, People Development Command located at the Victoria Police Academy, View Mount Road, Glen Waverley*


About the role:

The Academy Operational Safety Unit (OSU) delivers Operational Safety and Tactics Training (OSTT) to Victoria Police recruits and members on a bi-annual cycle.  The themes of training are firearms, defensive tactics, tactical communications and scenario/integration training.  The venue comprises multiple firing ranges, soft floor rooms, classrooms, virtual weapons simulator system and scenario village with streetscape. 

Primarily the position supports instructing staff when delivering programs, in a safety observation or intervention capacity or role play and other general duties.  A secondary capacity is to provide general administrative support to the unit including OH&S, injury investigation and facility management administration. 

Some of your duties will include:

The successful applicant will report to the Officer in Charge, Operational Safety Unit or via the leadership team (Sergeants – supervisors).  The role supports members at the unit, recruits (Police, Protective Service Officers or Police Custody Officers) and Victoria Police members attending requalification training.  Other stakeholders are OH&S consultants, WorkSafe and external equipment providers.   

The core duties of the role are:

  • Provide safety briefings and actively monitor physical training sessions
  • Implement or maintain processes to produce relevant safety reports
  • Conduct investigations into injuries/incidents and participate in prevention or reduction projects 
  • Assist with the management, maintenance or accountability of training equipment
  • Assist with management of facilities for maintenance and improvement
  • Where relevant, operate the various training systems

Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Participation in role-playing activities in support of the OSTT program
  • Operation and maintenance of the virtual weapons simulator in support of the OST training.
  • Provision of some instruction where external or previous experience is relevant.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in a range of project activities, from initiation through to finalisation, incorporating research skills and interpret data in support of continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of high quality safety initiatives through monitoring and intervention action to improve safety and efficiency.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills and highly developed interpersonal skills which demonstrate the ability to effectively liaise with staff at all levels including senior members of the organisation, external agencies and customers.
  • A proven ability to work flexibly with limited supervision and/or as a member of a team, contributing to the team and organisation's goals.
  • An understanding of the customer service requirements of the position and a demonstrated record of strong commitment and achievement in meeting customer needs.
  • A proven record of ethical behaviour and a demonstrated commitment to the Victoria Police Code of Ethics and Conduct, Financial Code of Practice, and the Organisational Values.

Requirements and relevant information:

You will be required to provide training support across multiple shifts with both day and afternoon shifts being undertaken at Academy OSU.

*Your usual place of work will be within the Operations Safety Division, People Development Command however you may be required to work at any other division within the People Development Command as required.

How to Apply

Please click the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of this advertisement. Please view the full Position Description attached to this advertisement before applying. If you are experiencing accessibility issues, please open the Position Description through Acrobat Reader.

When opening the Application Form which is attached to the advertisement, please ‘save' a copy to complete.  Please note that applicants are NOT required to respond to each key selection criteria listed in the position description.

Applications must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Senior Sergeant Adrian Vogel on (03) 9566 2101 or via email

If you have a disability / medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirement / adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact  the VPS Recruitment Team via email

Please note: No applications will be accepted via email, applicants must click on “Apply Now” to submit an application.

Closing date for applications is midnight, Thursday 19 October 2017.


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