Support Officer- Justice Services

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.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: VPSG1
Work Location: Ballarat - Central Highlands
Reference: VG/7325
Closing Date: 05-Aug-2021
Salary Range: $49,231 - $52,261
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: VPS Grade 1 Support Officer position description - generic.pdf (PDF, 79KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Bree Burns
0400 437 569/

Position Details

Support Officer, Justice Services within Community Services– Department of Justice and Community Safety (Youth Employment Program)

If you're aged between 17 and 29, and you're currently unemployed or have had your hours at work greatly reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we would love for you to consider becoming a support officer for the Department of Justice and Community Safety (This is an eligibility requirement of the Youth Employment Program, Please ensure you meet these requirements before applying)

About the job:

We're looking to recruit a Support Officer to join the team at Justice Services (West Area), based at Ballarat Justice Service Centre - on a full-time 9-month fixed term contract, with the potential to undertake further training and develop a career within the Victorian Public Service.

•Earn a full-time VPS Grade 1 salary ($49,231 - $52,261)

•Enjoy education, mentoring and transition support to improve chances of further employment.

•Anyone aged 17-29 is eligible to apply. Priority consideration will be given to people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) applicants, who have been more adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This position is onsite, based on Government health directions, at 206 Mair St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350 

The daily duties will typically involve tasks such as:

• Project support

• Taking meeting minutes and creating agendas

• Contribute to the general operations of the regional service delivery model

• Administration

Who we are looking for:

Your future is not defined by the industry you have worked in. You may have recently been a bartender, a tour guide, a retail assistant, a box office salesperson, a flight attendant or a chef – but you could still have exactly what we're looking for. You have developed so many skills during your lifetime and many are transferable to other industries. So, if you think you tick off the attributes below, then we want to hear from you.

✔ Motivated self-starter

✔ Able to follow direction and work as part of a team

✔ Have an understanding of working in a business environment

✔ Strong organisational and communication skills

You can learn more about the wide scope of our work at and some of the benefits of working for the department at

If you're excited by the prospect of this new challenge contributing to the Victorian community, please read the attached position description and apply now. 

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 us at or Bree Burns on 0400 437 569

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.


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