Victims Identification Specialist

About Us: 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: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG5.2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20038013AND260
Closing Date: 07-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $107,119 - $117,293
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: C3320 Victims ID Specialist 2019.docx (Word, 443KB)


Victims ID Specialist Application.docx (Word, 640KB)


Contact: Neville Major or Trevor Masters
03 8690 4643 or 03 8690 8043

Position Details

Victims Identification Specialist:  (VPSG-5.2) (20038013 & 20038260)

About the role:

Working with investigators from the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team, the Victims Identification Specialists will utilise their comprehensive computer literacy and extensive experience in imagery analysis to coordinate and provide vital information and detection material for the identification of victims and potential victims of child exploitation.

Utilising your expert analysis and technical skills, you will review a wide range of digital, visual and audio content, as well as interrogating the internet and social media sites to source vital information for identification examination.

As the successful applicant your ability to apply logical reasoning whilst demonstrating original thinking, as well as your adaptability and capability to work under pressure in a highly confidential and sensitive environment will allow you achieve the aims of the role.

As the Victims Identification Specialist, you will be the first in the state of Victoria, Australia, and will be an integral part of the team laying the foundation for best practice and procedure within Victoria Police and associated policing agencies Australia wide.

Victoria Police, Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team, Crime Command, is offering two ongoing VPSG 5.2 ($ 107,119 to $117,293 + superannuation and leave loading) located at 313 Spencer Street Melbourne.

Your duties will include:

  • Responding to requests for service relating to the identification and location of child abuse victims.
  • Providing a high level of service, technical expertise, business improvement, training support and advice for service-wide child abuse victim identification strategies.
  • Effectively liaising, consulting and negotiating with members of Victoria Police, the legal profession, government agencies and domestic and international law enforcement communities towards the establishment of effective working relationships and achievement of desired policing outcomes.
  • Act as a local point of presence for the International Child Sexual Exploitation (ICSE) database and the international network of child victim identification specialists.
  • Identifying environmental factors affecting the work area and actively contributing to the development and provision of legal research, argument, submission, opinion and advice.
  • Monitoring and researching a variety of online protocols and platforms used in the exchange of child exploitation material.
  • Liaising with technical specialists and investigators to facilitate the efficient forensic examination of seized storage media and recording devices.
  • Effectively working together with police personnel and utilise all available technology solutions to maximise use of resources, particularly in the receipt, organisation and analysis of large amounts of data.
  • Maintaining a personal responsibility for psychological welfare and supporting other team members.   

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Ability to work with explicit child exploitation material
  • Ability to communicate across a variety of platforms and audiences with experience at communicating across organisational ranks and multi jurisdictions
  • The ability to think and plan strategically and transform imitative into working practices
  • Ability to independently analyse complex and large volumes of material
  • The ability to handle and maintain the integrity and confidentiality of highly sensitive material and information
  • A high level of computer literacy including a conceptual understanding of systems analysis and design
  • An ability to exploit the internet and social media sites as well as other electronic sources for the collection of information
  • Ability to synthesize
  • An ability to develop and maintain professional networks
  • An understanding of the environmental factors affecting the work area including changes in the use of technology and changes in the field of forensic analysis of child exploitation material

Requirements and relevant information:

  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo National Security Vetting, achieve and maintain a security classification as determined by the Department Head.  To achieve this, applicants must be an Australian Citizen.
  • As part of the selection process for this role, applicants may be required to complete a psychological gateway to assess psychological suitability for the role.
  • The incumbent will be exposed to explicit child abuse exploitation material such as images and videos during the course of their duties.  

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form - attached to the job advertisement.

 Applications close midnight, 7th July 2019 - No applications will be accepted via email.

For further information on this role please contact: Neville Major on 03 8690 4643 or Trevor Masters on 03 8690 8043

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 requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au.

About Us:

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. 

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: http://www.policecareer.vic.gov.au


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