Industry Officer - Wooden Products

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: Cog2B
Work Location: North East - Tatura
Reference: VG/3369JULY2022
Closing Date: 16-Aug-2022
Salary Range: $76,581 - $88,065
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Industry Officer Wooden Products - 3369 - COG2B - JUNE 2022.pdf (PDF, 228KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Geoff Orr on 0409 019 115
Geoff.Orr@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • An exciting opportunity within the Corrections and Justice Services group, Department of Justice and Community Safety
  • COG 2B Classification (Salary Range $76,581 - $88,065)
  • One (1) ongoing, full-time opportunity available

About Us

As a service within the Department of Justice and Regulation, Corrections Victoria develops and implements policies, programs, and services to ensure that safe and secure containment of prisoners, and that seek to rehabilitate offenders by addressing the underlying causes of offending behaviour.

Corrections Victoria manages some 50 Community Correctional Services locations across the state and is responsible for managing Victoria's 11 public prisons and overseeing the contracts relating to the management of two privately operated prisons. In doing so, Corrections Victoria delivers a safe and secure corrections system that actively engages offenders and the community to promote positive behaviour change.

H.M. Prison Dhurringile is a minimum-security prison for men, with a focus on preparing offenders for their release back into the community.

About the Role

Industry Officers are responsible for the management and delivery of specific functions within prison industries. This includes assisting with the management of prisoner employment, safe operating procedures and other Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) requirements, and compliance with prison industry procedures.

Industry staff may be required to work in various areas according to operational requirements.

Facial Hair Policy: All prison officers will be required (subject to a small number of exemptions) to be clean shaven for the purposes of wearing, if required in an emergency, the donning of a breathing apparatus.

The role requires leadership, maturity, sound judgement, confidence in decision making, developed capabilities to coach, mentor and motivate prisoners.

The role of an Industry Officer - Wooden Products

  • Provide supervision & training to prisoners employed in prison industries
  • Instruct and train prisoners in the correct use of tools, machinery & equipment
  • Maintain security and control over prisoner movements.

About You

As our ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • Demonstrated experience in a supervisory capacity within a relevant industry
  • Working background using modern equipment
  • Sound computer and written skills
  • Relevant experience and Trade Certificate in Cabinet Making / Timber Joinery / Carpentry or Building Industry would be an advantage
  • The ability to ensure that day to day planning and work processes are in line with team/organisation strategy. Also able to identify and develop own and team objectives by linking strategies to actions, and guide others in the strategic planning process
  • The ability to see things from another's point of view and confirm understanding. Also able to understand the motivations, needs and wants of stakeholders and their impact on service delivery, and tailor communications according to audience and/or audience preference
  • The ability to communicate role expectations and purpose, and recognise deviation from values and performance standards. Provides timely and constructive feedback to others and understands individual needs to optimise employee engagement.

Qualifications:

  • Relevant trade qualifications or experience in Cabinet Making / Carpentry / Timber Joinery / or Building Industry
  • Successful completion of the internal 8-week Corrections Officer Program within 6 months of commencement (mandatory).

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. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

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. Acceptable evidence includes: 

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

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

  1. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you. 

 


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