Initial Assessment Officer

The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

We provide professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported.

Our employees are key to our success, and bring new and creative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work and the delivery of quality services to the Victorian community. We proactively seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

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.

Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

Department policy stipulates that salary upon commencement is paid at the base of the salary range for the relevant grade. Any above base requests require sign off by an executive delegate and will be by exception only or where required to match the current salary of Victorian Public Service staff transferring at level.

If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email

If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/9625
Closing Date: 29-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $64,583 - $78,418
Job Duration: Ending 5 November 2018
Attachments: Position Description - Initial Assessment Officer - DJ9625.doc (Word, 858KB)
Job Specification

Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)

Contact: Glenn Inglis on (03) 8803 8536

Position Details

About us

The Working with Children Check Unit assists in protecting children from sexual or physical harm by ensuring that people who engage in ‘child-related work' have their suitability to do so checked by a government body.

About the role

As the Initial Assessment Officer, you will conduct preliminary assessments of Working with Children Check applicants and cardholders with criminal records or relevant professional findings. You will also be responsible for a range of administrative functions associated with processing case files, assisting with file maintenance, conducting initial research and analysis of data, tracking case files, providing a document quality assurance function and developing and maintaining strong internal and external stakeholder relationships.

About you

Our ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • excellent self-management skills, whilst working effectively under pressure to ensure targets are met
  • demonstrated ability and experience to develop operational responses to resolve recurring issues
  • strong communication and relationship building skills, ensuring integrity at all times
  • a relevant tertiary qualification would be an advantage.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role please refer to the position description attached.

Applications Close: Sunday 29 October 2017

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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