Justice Officer

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.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

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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.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Gippsland - East Gippsland
Reference: VG/3122SEP2022
Closing Date: 28-Sep-2022
Salary Range: $55,439 - $71,194
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Justice Officer - Gippsland Region - April 2022 (1).pdf (PDF, 215KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jess VanderKoogh on 1300 395 734

Position Details

  • Utilise your administration expertise to provide support and advice to the Justice Services - South - Gippsland Branch
  • Ongoing, Full-Time Opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 2: $55,439 - $71,194 plus superannuation.


About the Business Unit

The Corporate Governance and Support unit works in collaboration with program areas and communities to deliver justice services that are efficient, effective and integrated around community and client needs.

There are five Justice Service Centres in Gippsland, Bairnsdale, Morwell, Sale, Warragul and Wonthaggi.

The Justice Service Centres deliver Justice Operations and Community Engagement Services to the community.  Each Justice Service Centre has a dedicated team of Justice Officers that ensure the efficient delivery of administration, operational support and reception services in a team environment.


About the Role

The Role of the Justice Officer is to provides administration and client service duties to a range of Justice Services including; Community Correctional Services, Sheriff's operations, Consumer Affairs and front of house enquiries including Births, Deaths and Marriages application lodgements. As part of a regional administration team, and therefore requires a commitment to team building and the efficient delivery of administrative services across the region, including but not limited to; human resource and financial activities appropriate to the grade, operational support activities for the various programs delivered at the locations, reception, the provision of information to clients across the Justice service spectrum, payments, basic registrations, and general customer service, both face to face and via telephone as required.

Some of your duties may include:

  • Provide administrative support and client services relevant to the location
  • Provide information and assistance to clients, internal and external stakeholders and the public including the collation, review and processing of applications
  • Provide reception and telephone responses for the location
  • Perform a range of financial duties including accounts payable, accounts receivable, petty cash and banking.

The Justice Officer role will initially be based at Bairnsdale however there may be a requirement to travel and perform tasks at other Gippsland Region Justice Service Centres.


About You

As our ideal candidate, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced computer skills, well-developed computer literacy
  • Assisting clients to navigate the linkages between the department's range of services
  • Proactively identifying client needs providing options and referrals where appropriate


  • A Victorian driver's licence is required.


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 national police checks and misconduct screening.

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.



  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform. 


  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round. 



The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.  

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19.  

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of all doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time). 

Acceptable evidence includes: 

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account) 

  1. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) 

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.  

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