Contract Compliance Officer

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/5541A
Closing Date: 20-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $84,019 - $95,329
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: 6464 - Contract Officer - Position Description.docx (Word, 752KB)

5541 - Contract Compliance Officer - Position Description (Jan 2019 v2).docx (Word, 753KB)

Contact: Emma Henley
(03) 9194 2930

Position Details

  • Support the administration and compliance activities of the Prison contracts
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the Department of Justice and Community Safety
  • 2 x fixed term 12 month opportunities on offer in a dynamic and driven environment

Corrections Victoria (CV) operates Victoria's adult corrections system, including Community Correctional Services across more than 50 locations, and manages 11 public prisons and oversees three privately operated prisons. It ensures prisoners are safely and securely contained and aims to rehabilitate offenders by addressing the underlying causes of offending behaviour.

The Business Services Division provides Corrections Victoria Head Office with high quality and timely business support services in the areas of contract management, finance and accounting, legal advice and services, workforce planning and development and IT support.

Commercial Contract Management (CCM) is responsible for managing a number of major contracts including private prison, prisoner transport, education and ICT contracts. It is also responsible for purchasing and payment processes on behalf of CV business units.

The Compliance and Performance Analysis (CPA) unit within CCM is responsible for preparing a range of reports to enable effective decision-making; undertaking contract compliance activities to ensure contractual terms are being met; undertaking forecasting and budget management; managing the quarterly performance process for the private prisons; implementing and reviewing processes, templates and tools as part of continuous improvement; and embedding new processes following policy changes.

The Contract Compliance Officer:

  • provides direct assistance and support to the Commercial Contract Management teams in relation to performance and payments, undertakes reporting, contract management and compliance activities, analysis and administration duties
  • promotes and delivers high levels of quality assurance, whilst ensuring compliance is maintained across the branch
  • is required to work in a highly confidential environment, and
  • supports and contributes to process improvement projects designed to facilitate continuous improvement

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • demonstrated experience in the administration of complex service contracts and provision of commercial advice within the public or private sector
  • experience in achieving successful commercial outcomes through effective procurement processes, demonstrated ability to adapt to change and quickly learn departmental procurement guidelines
  • strong written communication skills with the ability to prepare reports on contract management, administration and financial matters for a range of stakeholders

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role, please refer to the position description attached.

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.

Applications Close: Sunday 20 January

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