Intelligence Practice Lead

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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 - Western Metro
Reference: VG/CV0829
Closing Date: 09-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - CV0829 - VPS5 - Intelligence Practice Lead.docx (Word, 540KB)

Contact: Alice Phan on 0428 478 658

Position Details

  • Exciting opportunity to provide high level expertise to the Intelligence Manager in managing and leading projects that improve intelligence performance for Youth Justice
  • Ongoing, full time role available
  • VPS Grade 5: $103,920 - $125,735 plus superannuation


The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking an Intelligence Practice Lead to provide a critical role at the Corrections Victoria Intelligence Unit.


About the business unit

Corrections Victoria Intelligence Service (CVIS) is the overarching intelligence service for Corrections Victoria (CV) and its stakeholders. The CVIS is comprised of the primary intelligence unit known as the Corrections Victoria Intelligence Unit (CVIU), and localised prison intelligence units located at the public and private prison facilities in Victoria.


About the role

The position of Intelligence Practice Lead is within the CVIU and has a primary role of leading the development and implementation of appropriate governance, intelligence frameworks and systems to improve the performance of intelligence services in Youth Justice. This position is responsible for providing high level strategic advice to Intelligence Manager. To be successful, you will be a strategic thinker with experience overseeing projects and keeping yourself and others accountable for delivery.

The Intelligence Practice Lead is expected to continuously seek ways to improve intelligence services and be committed to delivering high quality outcomes. This position is required to establish and manage effective relationships with people at all levels and build trust through consistent actions, values and communication.

The role location is flexible between CVIU headquarters at Statewide Services Building in Ravenhall, 50 Franklin Street Melbourne and Youth Justice facilities. There may be a requirement to attend other locations.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Provide high level strategic advice to the Intelligence Manager, manage and lead the development and implementation of leading-edge intelligence practices, policies and procedures to improve the performance of intelligence services in Youth Justice.
  • Manage and lead the delivery of projects from concept design, development, transition and implementation including the preparation of complex reports, briefings and presentations to influence senior stakeholders to achieve project objectives. 
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to create mutually beneficial partnerships to support outcomes on performance and continuous improvement.
  • Conduct reviews, undertake research, and prepare complex reports, assessments and procedures relevant to the CVIS as directed. 
  • Identify and analyse trends and risks on performance outcomes and implement quality improvement strategies and recommendations to resolve performance issues.
  • Assist the Intelligence Manager, lead and manage Youth Justice intelligence operations, including the recruitment, supervision, training and development of intelligence staff.

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:

  • Knowledge of the Youth Justice correctional system and key issues impacting the system (desirable).
  • Knowledge of contemporary principles and practises that apply to intelligence functions within the criminal justice system and across intelligence agencies (desirable).
  • Plan, monitor and manage projects within a legislative framework to time and budget (desirable).
  • Ability to develop systems and analyse data from a range of sources to evaluate and improve service delivery (desirable).


  • An existing Negative Vetting Level 1 Security Clearance, otherwise one must be obtained within 12 months of employment.
  • Australian Citizenship (highly desirable).
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or thematic knowledge. 
  • Working knowledge of the Centurion Intelligence System, Ejustice, PIMS, Microsoft Office and the Prisoner Telephone System (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 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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