Senior Prison Officer

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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 West - Loddon
Reference: VG/59006199SEP2023
Closing Date: 24-Sep-2023
Salary Range: $77,730 - $89,386
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Senior Prison Officer, LPM ongoing.pdf (PDF, 222KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Aaron Comte on 0439 261 864

Position Details

  • Utilise your Prison and Corrective Services expertise to provide support and advice to the Corrections Victoria branch
  • An Ongoing, Full-Time opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • Cog2B: $77,730 - $89,386 plus superannuation.

About the Business Unit:

Located at Castlemaine, Loddon Prison is a 477 bed Medium Security Prison for sentenced male prisoners. Adjacent to Loddon Prison is Middleton, a 236 bed Restricted Minimum Security Prison for sentenced male prisoners. The focus of both prisons is rehabilitation via individual case management, employment, education, training and also the provision of programs and targeted interventions to address offending behaviour and promote the development of prosocial behaviour. Both prisons provide contemporary and quality correctional services that prepare prisoners for transition and reintegration.

About the Role:

Senior Prison Officers are  responsible for the day-to-day management of prisoner accommodation.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Managing the day-to-day operations of a team of Prison Officers and the case management of more complex or difficult offenders
  • Working in a team environment with other professionals to optimise the opportunities for rehabilitation through all aspects of the day-to-day routines, services and programs of the facility
  • Ensuring that you and your team of Prison Officers make appropriate notes, documentation and reports around working with and directly supervising prisoners within the offender Individual Management Files (IMF). This includes direct offender management interactions with each prisoner to review progress and regular liaison with program staff to ensure the prisoner's program participation aligns with their needs
  • Preparing prisoner assessments and providing advice and recommendation to prison-based committees and participating in programs and a variety of prisoner and prison activities. They also contribute to the training of prison officer staff to facilitate learning and improve professional skills
  • Contributing to the maintenance and implementation of improved work processes to conduct some statistical analysis.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About You:

As our ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • The ability to effectively use departmental computer systems for basic word processing, email, appointment scheduling, internet and intranet functions
  • An understanding of how emotional responses can be expressed in work situations and the impact they may have on self or others; able to assess personal strengths and weakness using feedback from other team members
  • The ability to listen to and acknowledge that the concerns of others have been heard while clarifying problems and seeking options to resolve conflict.


  • Prison Officer Pre-Service Training.

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 reference checks, national police checks and misconduct screening. Dependant on the role, other checks may include VicRoads checks, drivers licence checks, medical checks, Working with Children Checks, and Declaration of Private Interests (for executive and responsible officer roles).

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 of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.

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