Justice Officer - Human Resources

The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

We provide professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported.

Our employees are key to our success, and bring new and creative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work and the delivery of quality services to the Victorian community. We proactively seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

Department policy stipulates that salary upon commencement is paid at the base of the salary range for the relevant grade. Any above base requests require sign off by an executive delegate and will be by exception only or where required to match the current salary of Victorian Public Service staff transferring at level.

If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please contact the contact person listed on this advertisement.

If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Human Resources (HR)
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/4472MAY
Closing Date: 27-May-2018
Salary Range: $50,077 - $64,307
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description -4472 - Justice Officer Human Resources - Barwon South West.docx (Word, 762KB)

Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 159KB)

Contact: Tanjil Scholes on (03) 5282 0969

Position Details

  • Immediate start
  • Be a part of a supportive HR Team
  • Ongoing training and development

About us

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 two prisons, the maximum security HM Prison Barwon and medium security Marngoneet Correctional Centre. 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 is an entry-level position to a career in corporate services within the Department of Justice and Regulation. The Justice Officer, Human Resources provides a range of corporate support services, within the unique operational environment of a correctional facility. The role requires a strong focus on customer service, teamwork, integrity, accuracy, compliance and timeliness.

In this role, you will:

  • provide high quality services and perform all administrative functions pertaining to human resources and payroll for Barwon Prison and Marngoneet Corrections Centre, new prison Kareenga and other service program areas as required
  • enter all salary information, including hours worked in CHRIS21, Time Target 50 and conduct fortnightly reconciliations
  • design, implement and maintain applications pertaining to Staff Office and Personnel activities.

Working across the three prisons within the prison precinct in Lara, Geelong, the Justice Officer - Human Resources will be required to participate on a 14 day fortnight roster, which involves weekend and public holiday work, remunerated in accordance with the applicable provision of the Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2016.  You may also be required to have direct prisoner contact.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have: 

  • accuracy in payroll processing with a strong attention to detail
  • the ability to interpret employee entitlements from sources such as Victorian Public Service Agreement, and Fair Work Act
  • a strong customer focus with an understanding of the internal and external stakeholders
  • effective team member skills, working both autonomously and as part of the team.


How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond. 

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