Industry 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: Barwon South West Region - Negotiable
Reference: VG/6608_5396_5395_4566
Closing Date: 04-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $76,581 - $88,065
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Industry Officer - MCCKA_4.pdf (PDF, 246KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Rick Wilkens on 0439 560 763

Position Details

  • An exciting opportunity to utilise your horticulture, kitchen and industries experience
  • COG2B classification (salary range $76,581 - $88,065) plus superannuation
  • Four ongoing, full-time roles available

About us

Marngoneet Correctional Centre is a medium-security facility that houses a mix of sentenced and remand men. The role of the facility is to contain prisoners safely, securely and humanely, focusing on the individual needs of the men with the aim of providing a successful transition back into the community or on their continued journey through the prison system. The facility has a strong focus on achieving positive outcomes and provides a range of engaged services. Our highly skilled workforce provides supervision and case management and are dedicated to enhancing opportunities to strengthen prisoner pathways.

About the role

In this role, you will be responsible for work completed in our Marngoneet Kitchen and Industries (Metal Polymer Concrete and Assembly) and Horticulture areas, delivering training and employment capabilities to prisoners whilst meeting commercial and service industry production goals. Therefore, the Industry Officer will require an understanding of the breadth of this portfolio and have suitably aligned or similar experience.

Industry Officers are team members responsible for industry training, work, and employment in the prison environment. The role requires, maturity, sound judgement and confidence in decision making, with developed capabilities to coach, mentor and motivate prisoners while working as a member of the Vocational Services Team. The Vocational Services team includes education staff, industry, and services staff, who work together to achieve program and service outcomes in a multidisciplinary team and rehabilitative environment.

Industry Officers have a major role to play in ensuring compliance with broader prison procedures as well as specific prison industry procedures, in particular Occupational Health and Safety issues in industry areas.

At Marngoneet, Industry Officers play a significant and important role in training and assessing prisoners in relevant accredited trade skill units according to the specific work environment. An important facet of an Industry Officer role, therefore, involves liaison with internal staff and external stakeholders to make informed contributions to the development and delivery of programs and processes. This role will enter data into Oracle as part of monitoring, recording, and managing daily production processes. Industry staff are also responsible for strict adherence to food safety standards in food production areas.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • demonstrated maturity, sound judgement and confidence in decision making, with capabilities to coach, mentor and motivate prisoners to achieve training program and industry production outcomes in a multidisciplinary team and rehabilitative environment
  • a proven ability to work as part of a team to monitor and achieve targets in a complex trade or industrial environment, including management of financial budgets, materials and suppliers' records and accounts, while maintaining work production schedules
  • a demonstrated ability to work effectively in a Correctional environment and demonstrated absence of a relevant offence history
  • trade qualification or relevant experience in either food processing, horticulture or manufacturing knowledge (highly desirable)
  • a current forklift license (preferable)
  • knowledge of Lean manufacturing process.

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 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 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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