Justice Officer - Finance

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/3973JAN23
Closing Date: 06-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $55,439 - $71,194
Job Duration: 24/11/2024
Attachments: Position Description - BSW JO Finance - Nov 22 (1).pdf (PDF, 217KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Megan Wendt on 52820620

Position Details

  • Utilise your finance expertise to provide support and advice to CGaS Barwon South West Region
  • Fixed term until 28/11/23, 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 Barwon South West Region (BSWR) provides justice services from Justice Service Centres in Geelong and Warrnambool, and through reporting centres in Colac, Hamilton, and Portland. The region has a prison precinct that currently includes three prisons, the maximum-security HM Prison Barwon and medium security Marngoneet Correctional Centre and Karreenga.

In addition to the custodial services provided at our prisons, Regional Justice Service Centres provide Community Correctional Services, Sheriff's Operations, Offender Behaviour Programs, Consumer Affairs, Births Deaths and Marriages, Dispute Settlement Centre, and Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee.


About the Role

The Justice Officer – Finance provides a range of financial and procurement transactional services to the Barwon South West Prisons – HMP Barwon, Marngoneet Correctional Centre and Karreenga. The Justice Officer is an entry-level position to a career in corporate services within the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS).

This position will require direct prisoner contact and may involve occasional weekend and public holiday work, remunerated in accordance with the applicable provision of the VPS Determination.

Some of your duties may include;

  • As part of the Finance Team and under supervision, provide high quality financial and procurement services, in accordance with the Financial Management Act 1994, other government regulations and guidelines and Barwon and Marngoneet local operating procedures
  • Undertake procurement functions, maintain accurate and up to date records ensuring adherence with relevant legislative and organisational requirements
  • Perform accounts functions, including payables, receivables, reconciliation, data entry, reporting, as well as overseeing the administration of prisoner private monies


About You

As our ideal candidate, you will be able to demonstrate

  • Proficient in the use of software and standard office equipment.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, procedures, guidelines, and regulations.
  • Understanding of Oracle or similar finance related system.
  • Awareness of prison financial processes.


  • No formal qualifications required, however relevant experience in administration and/or finance would be an advantage.


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 all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position. 

In accordance with the Jobs and Skills Exchange Recruitment Policy, only Victorian Public Service employees are eligible to apply for this position. People on labour hire contracts, such as agency staff and external contractors, are not eligible to apply. 



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.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

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 three 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)
  2. 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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