Senior Licencing Officer

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.

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.

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 more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/D01056MAY2024
Closing Date: 29-May-2024
Salary Range: $74,580 - $90,558
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - VPS3 - Senior Licensing Officer 1056.pdf (PDF, 203KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Fleur Scollo on 0460 405 080
fleur.scollo@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Utilise your existing skills in interpreting and applying legislation/policy/procedures to assess and make decisions about a high volume of liquor licence applications
  • Opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS3: $74,580-$90,558 per annum plus superannuation.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is seeking a Licensing Officer to provide an important role within the licensing division of Liquor Control Victoria.

About the Business Unit:

Liquor Control Victoria was established on 1 July 2022 and comprises the independent Victorian Liquor Commission and staff from the Department of Justice and Community Safety. Liquor Control Victoria is responsible for issuing liquor licences and overseeing industry compliance and enforcement to ensure that Victorians and visitors to the state enjoy safe and responsible liquor licenced environments.

This is an exciting time to join Liquor Control Victoria and to be part of something new and growing. We are strengthening our focus on harm minimisation and assessment of community impacts as part of our regulatory approach following major reforms to liquor licencing laws that commenced in 2022.

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.

We're proud of the work the work that we do right across Victoria as we strive to ensure the integrity, safety and fairness of the liquor industry for the benefit of all Victorians.

About the Role:

The Senior Licensing Officer works within the Licensing Division to ensure that the assessment and determination of liquor licence applications is carried out so that the risk of alcohol related harm is minimised. Core business includes usual formal delegations to make decisions about whether or not to grant liquor licence applications, adhering to qualitative and quantitative standards, managing a high volume workload to organisational priorities, and answering applicant and licensee queries.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Assessing application for risk of alcohol related harm and/or complexity
  • Making decisions about whether or not to grant a range of applications of medium to high risk of alcohol related harm and/or complexity under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 and other relevant legislation and policies
  • Preparing a high volume of correspondence to applicants and industry participants, as well as briefs and memorandums for internal stakeholders on medium or higher risk and/or complexity applications and issues
  • Maintaining and managing information and documentation in systems and databases in accordance with information management policies and procedures.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About You:

As our ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • A demonstrated ability to interpret and apply legislation
  • A demonstrated understanding of the regulatory framework relating to the liquor industry
  • The ability to resolve issues through deep understanding or interpretation of existing guidelines. Where guidelines are not available, you will be able to analyse ideas available and takes action either independently or in consultation with others to resolve problems.

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 reference checks, national police checks and misconduct screening. Dependant on the role, other checks may include VicRoads checks, drivers licence checks, medical checks, Working with Children Checks, and Declaration of Private Interests (for executive and responsible officer roles).

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 INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:

  • 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

CHILD SAFE STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT:

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.


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