Senior Contract Officer

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

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.

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.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/6972-CV0152-MAY24
Closing Date: 29-May-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - VPS5 - Senior Contract Officer - May 2024.docx (Word, 532KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Carolyn Kopke on 0417 115 236
Carolyn.Kopke@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Develop and manage the contract management framework on behalf of Corrections Victoria
  • 1x Ongoing and 1x Fixed Term (until February 2025) opportunity available.
  • VPS Grade 5: $106,534 - $128,897 plus superannuation.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is seeking two Senior Contract Officer's to provide a critical role within Corrections and Justice Services.

 

About the Business Unit

The Contracts and Infrastructure Branch are responsible for contract management, commercial oversight, and advisory services, as well as the effective management and maintenance of all Corrections and Justice Services' prison and related infrastructure. This includes:

  • The management and oversight of major contracts including the three private prisons, Port Phillip Prison, Ravenhall Correctional Centre and Fulham Correctional Centre.
  • Representing the Corrections and Justice Services' interests on infrastructure and construction projects to ensure the best possible outcome for stakeholders and commercial partners.
  • The development and implementation of all required systems, processes and policies to sustain this diverse asset portfolio.

The Contract Management Team sits within the Contracts and Infrastructure Branch and is responsible for the management of the three private prison contracts and prisoner transport contract as well as oversight of smaller contracts managed within other areas of Corrections Victoria (CV).

About the Role

Reporting to the Contract Manager, the Senior Contract Officer is responsible for developing and managing the contract management framework on behalf of CV and contributing to ongoing contract management compliance business functions, including procurement, compliance reviews, performance analysis and budget monitoring.

In addition to office-based activities, aspects of this role are regularly conducted on-site at call-point locations, which may involve overnight travel. This role will be required to visit prisons at least once per week to undertake performance monitoring obligations.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Provide leadership in the management of CV's contract obligations for the effective operation of the contract management framework by actively planning and contributing to contract service negotiations, compliance and performance reviews and procurement activities.
  • Prepare high-quality technical reports, briefings and correspondence for senior stakeholders on commercial, contractual and operational matters that may involve integrating complex information from a variety of sources in a time-pressured environment.
  • Lead the provision of authoritative advice to stakeholders based on identification, analysis and resolution of emerging issues, risks, opportunities and trends influencing CV's contracts.

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

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in the management of complex service contracts.
  • Demonstrated experience in performing commercial analysis and provision of authoritative commercial advice.
  • Experience in writing, editing, communication and presentation skills including knowledge of technical documentation principles.
  • Knowledge of the functions and procedures of Corrections and Justice Services is desirable.

Qualifications

•            There are no mandatory qualifications for this role, however qualifications in contract administration and/or Correctional experience would be desirable.

 

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 INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:

  • 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.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

CHILD SAFE STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT:

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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