Product Owner

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.

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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
Job Details
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CV0449
Closing Date: 23-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CV0449 - Product Owner - Position Description (October 2017).doc (Word, 956KB)

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

Contact: Hannah Gravenall
(03) 8684 6568

Position Details

Product Owner – Offender Management

  • Full-time, Ongoing Position
  • Opportunity to lead the development and enhancement of systems to align with business needs
  • Salary range: $92,253 - $111,619 (plus superannuation)

About us

The Offender Management Division of Corrections Victoria (CV) is responsible for providing best practice interventions which aim to reduce the risk of reoffending including case management, offending behaviour programs, and transition and reintegration supports. The Offender Management Division is also responsible for the Secretariat of the Victorian Adult Parole Board. The Rehabilitation and Reintegration Branch of the Offender Management Division, is responsible for the design and development of a range of programs and services to effectively facilitate and support positive behaviour change. The Branch holds the following portfolios:

  • Naalamba Ganbu and Nerrlinggu Yilam* (Cultural Integrity and Resilience Unit), supporting Aboriginal programs and policy.
  • Programs and support for women, youth, those with a disability and the ageing.
  • Transition and Reintegration services on entry to prison and through to post-release.
  • Family Violence intervention.
  • Offence specific, offence related, psycho-educational and personal development and wellbeing interventions for serious violent and general offenders.

*Corrections Victoria honours, respects and thanks the Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation for the use of their language to name Corrections Victoria's Cultural Integrity and Resilience Unit.

About the role

The Product Owner will work within a diverse team environment and report directly to the Assistant Manager, System Integrity. They will work closely with the Corrections Applications Technology (CATS) and Rehabilitation and Reintegration Branch to facilitate the ongoing development and improvement of its operating systems.

As the Product Owner you will lead and consult with key stakeholders from various business areas across the Branch and Corrections Victoria to ensure the alignment between service delivery requirements and system design. This role will also act as the Primary Subject Matter Expert for these systems and provide training and ongoing support to end users located centrally and across all Corrections Victoria locations.

The role will also consist of a diverse range of tasks and involve working with multiple business units in a stimulating fast pace environment.

About you

To be successful you will have:

  • Extensive knowledge of the Commissioner's Information Systems including E*Justice, Prisoner Information Management System (PIMS), Corrections Victoria Information Management System (CVIMS) and Prisoner Reintegration Information System (PRIS) is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in analysing and documenting business requirements and re-creating these as product backlog items.
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Team Foundation Server.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse issues and determine priorities in an environment of tight and conflicting deadlines, to take initiative and work under limited direction.

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 role's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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