Justice Officer - Stores

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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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: VPSG2
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/7363JAN23
Closing Date: 09-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $55,439 - $71,194
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - BSW JO Stores - Nov 22 (1).pdf (PDF, 220KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Megan Wendt on 03 5282 0620

Position Details

  • Utilise your expertise] expertise to provide support and advice to CGaS Barwon South West Region.
  • Ongoing, Full-Time Opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 2: $55,439 - $71,194 plus superannuation


About the Business Unit

The Barwon South West Region (BSWR) provides justice services from Justice Service Centres in Geelong and Warrnambool, and through reporting centres in Colac, Hamilton, and Portland. The region has a prison precinct that currently includes three prisons, the maximum-security HM Prison Barwon and medium security Prisons - Marngoneet Correctional Centre and Karreenga.

In addition to the custodial services provided at our prisons, Regional Justice Service Centres provide Community Correctional Services, Sheriff's Operations, Offender Behaviour Programs, Consumer Affairs, Births Deaths and Marriages, Dispute Settlement Centre, and Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee.


About the Role

Do you have warehousing and/or customer service experience? You are encouraged to apply for this role if the answer is yes.

The Justice Officer – Stores requires a strong focus on customer service, teamwork, integrity, accuracy, compliance, and timeliness. The Justice Officer - Stores is an entry-level position to a career in corporate services within the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS).

This position will require direct prisoner contact and may involve occasional weekend and public holiday work, remunerated in accordance with the applicable provision of the VPS Determination.

Some of your duties may include:

  • As part of the Stores team and under general direction, provide high quality business services related to stores and canteen for Barwon, Marngoneet and Karreenga Prisons.
  • Assist in serving prisoners in the Prisoner Shops and updating prisoner records on SPEND and ARUNTA systems.
  • Assist with the ordering and processing of prisoner special spends.
  • Prepare stock estimates, obtain quotes, organise purchases to maintain stock levels for the Prisoner's Shops and Prison Stores, undertake regular stock-takes, maintain accurate records, and maintain the shop in good order.
  • Ensure compliance with procedures and practices and identify opportunities for process improvement.


About You

As our ideal candidate, you will be able to demonstrate;

  • Proficient in the use of software and standard office equipment.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, procedures, guidelines, and regulations.
  • Demonstrated understanding of stores and warehousing operations
  • Demonstrated understanding of stock management, delivery / service requirements and OH&S practices.


  • No formal qualifications required; however relevant experience would be an advantage.
  • A current forklift licence is 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 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:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
  • 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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