Senior Project Officer

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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/CV0665
Closing Date: 06-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Senior Project Officer CVE - CV0665 - September 2022.docx (Word, 540KB)

Contact: Sibel Bulus on 0448 493 245

Position Details

  • Utilise your project management skills to provide high-level advice on complex and sensitive correctional matters pertaining to the parole system.
  • Ongoing opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service.
  • VPS Grade 5: $103,920 - $125,735 plus superannuation.


The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking a Senior Project Officer – Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) to provide a critical role in Community Operations and Parole team.


About the business unit

Justice Services is responsible for the direction, management and operation of Victoria's Community Correctional Services (CCS) across more than 35 locations. It ensures offenders are safely and securely managed and aims to rehabilitate offenders by addressing the underlying causes of offending behaviour.

Community Operations and Parole is responsible for providing central end-to-end oversight of the CCS service system and includes the Parole Central Unit, CCS Development Branch, Statewide Community Work and Partnerships team, Offender Management Development Branch, Court Assessment and Prosecutions Services (CAPS) Central Unit and the Adult Parole Board Secretariat. CCS review and investigation activities, monitoring and reporting and a suite of operational projects are also functions undertaken within Community Operations and Parole.

The Parole Central Unit is responsible for the monitoring, performance and integrity of the overall parole system. It oversees the parole application and assessment process, works to identify and address issues and ensures systematic improvement is made across the operation of the system.


About the role

The Senior Project Officer (CVE) will provide high level operational support to both prisons and CCS, in addition to working on a range of activities and liaison with stakeholders relating to offenders and prisoners who are considered to pose a terrorism or violent extremism risk.  

Some of your duties will include:

  • Provide quality assurance and central oversight of key identified aspects of the Community Correctional Services' Parole Management framework.
  • Resolve complex and sensitive issues and problems with system wide impact involving a number of stakeholders and requiring integrated solutions, including resource, process and system performance issues.
  • Provide high-level authoritative advice to the Manager, Parole Central Unit and Director, Community Operations and Parole on complex and sensitive correctional matters pertaining to the parole system.
  • Liaise and consult with senior Managers, location staff, other Justice agencies and other departments, providing advice, information and assistance.
  • Undertake consultation and liaison to gather information on identified issues and provide analysis and interpretation of those issues for senior executive Managers.

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 understanding and operational knowledge of Community Correctional Services, the Victorian Parole system and key issues impacting Corrections Victoria.
  • Sound knowledge of Victorian government administrative processes


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 all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

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.


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.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19.

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 all doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. 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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