Justice Officer - Finance

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Accounting
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: North West - Loddon
Reference: VG/2056JULY2023
Closing Date: 03-Oct-2023
Salary Range: $56,271 - $72,262
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - 2056 JO Finance July 2023.pdf (PDF, 247KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Simon James on 0438 265 836

Position Details

  • Utilise your accounting expertise to provide support and advice to the Justice Services branch in Loddon Mallee
  • An Ongoing, Full-Time opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 2: $56,271 - $72,262 plus superannuation.

About the Business Unit:

The Loddon Mallee Region delivers a range of services including Community Corrections Services, Youth Justice, Sheriff's Operations, Consumer Affairs and front of house enquiries (including Births, Deaths and Marriages applications). The Corporate Services team is responsible for providing the Loddon Mallee Region with a range of corporate support functions including Human Resources and Workforce Development, Finance and Procurement, Facilities Management, Administration and Workforce Development. Justice Service Centres are located in Bendigo, Swan Hill, Echuca and Mildura and at outreach locations across the region, including Castlemaine, Maryborough, Kerang, Robinvale, Kyneton and Ouyen.  The region also has three prisons.

About the Role:

The Justice Officer – Finance delivers services within prison facilities. This role is primarily based at Tarrengower Prison at Maldon, a minimum-security facility for female prisoners but also provide services to Loddon Prison & Middleton at Castlemaine; facilities for male prisoners within the medium and restricted minimum-security categories.

The Justice Officer – Finance provides timely and effective corporate services including warehouse, stores, forklift operations, finance support, purchasing, procurement, stock and inventory control, working in the prisoner shops and various other related duties.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Providing a range of Stores & Finance services   including warehouse, forklift operations, finance support, purchasing, procurement, stock/inventory control, general prison/prisoner services administration and various other related duties in accordance with the Financial Management Act 1994, ministerial directions, instructions, guidelines and local operating procedures.
  • Serving prisoners within prisoner shops/canteens whilst being responsibility for direct supervision of prisoner workers, ordering and receipting of stock, maintenance of minimum stock levels and shop lists, security of shop stock, stocktaking and stock-control, record keeping and ensuring the shop is clean and in good order.
  • Working productively and respectfully as part of a dedicated and supportive team within a rotational roster featuring task responsibilities in accordance with this position description.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About You:

As our ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • Well-developed computer literacy.
  • Sound knowledge of and application of legislation, policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations.
  • Experience with Oracle or similar finance related system.
  • An understanding of shop, store and warehousing operations including associated stock management


  • Advanced computer skills including effective use of various systems such as word processing, spreadsheets, email, appointment scheduling and internet is desirable.

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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