Senior Oracle Apex Developer

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.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: IT and Telecommunications
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/D01340
Closing Date: 11-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 12 Months From Commencement
Attachments: D01340 - PD - CGaS - DDI - TS - Senior Oracle Apex Developer - VPS 5 (2022).docx (Word, 538KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Harsha Ravishankar
0406 111 209 or

Position Details

  • Fixed term role available for 12 months form commencement
  • Attractive VPS 5 salary between $103,920 - $125,735 + superannuation

What does the business unit do?

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) delivers a justice and community safety system that works to build a safer, fairer and stronger Victoria.   

Data, Digital and Insights (DDI) focuses on meeting the departments data and digital needs by providing responsive and sustainable services focused on supporting departmental outcomes. The specialist groups within DDI consist of Technology Solutions and Evidence and Insights.   

Technology Solutions explores and employs modern technology to enable the department's business to function via the use of modern, appropriate platforms, products and services.  

Evidence and Insights is responsible for providing end-to-end evidence-based policy support to the Department of Justice and Community Safety, and the reporting of data and research to the Victorian public through the Crime Statistics Agency and the National Coronial Information System. 

What will the role do?

The Senior Oracle Apex Developer is responsible for the design, build, implementation, and support of client business solutions. Some responsibilities include:

  • Develops the specification and design of complex solutions in collaboration with departmental stakeholders including business users, product manager, business analysts, senior developers, architects and testers.
  • Manages and undertakes design and development activities through the selection of appropriate technology, design standards, methods and tools, consistent with agreed enterprise and solution architectures and industry best practises and standards.
  • Actively participate in the ‘end-to-end' delivery of solutions from business requirements, solution design and build, testing, deployment and ongoing support.
  • Produce complex documentation in accordance with the quality review standards such as technical specifications, solution design, release and deployment instructions, procedures, user & support manuals and work packages.

To learn more about the responsibilities involved with this role, please read the position description.

What skills should a Senior Oracle Apex Developer have?

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Proven knowledge and experience in design and build of complex relational database architectures in an Oracle environment.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in design, build, and support of complex applications using Oracle APEX v18+, Oracle Weblogic 12c and Apache Tomcat v9+
  • Proven experience with SQL, PL/SQL, JavaScript, CSS, Forms & Reports 12c, BI Publisher and Jasper Reports.
  • Experience using and configuring version control tools and CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, SVN, Git. Experience across a range of waterfall, iterative, incremental, and agile software development methodologies.
  • A relevant ICT tertiary qualification would be highly regarded.
    • Appropriate vocation training or certifications in applications and/or specialist products is highly desirable.
    • Knowledge and experience in Cloud technologies such as AWS, Azure, Oracle highly regarded.

What's in it for you?

You will be working for the Department of Justice and Community Safety, which is one arm of the Victorian State Government, a recognised top employer of choice nationally. All our staff work to the vision of a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

There are many advantages in working for the department, including:

  • A fair salary– enjoy great work conditions and salary sacrificing options.
  • Transparent performance framework– approach your work with confidence in how you're tracking, working to professional development plans agreed on by you and your manager.
  • Generous leave entitlements– provisions for many forms of leave; including personal, parental, carers, study, cultural, compassionate, and sick leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program support – you are encouraged to use this short-term, confidential counselling service if you're experiencing emotional stress, relationship problems, conflict with others or personal issues. It is also available for financial counselling and retirement planning.

If you have any queries, please contact Harsha Ravishankar, Product Manager on 0406 111 209 or email at

We want to make sure all Victorians feel represented by the department's work. One of the ways we do this is by recruiting a diverse workforce – we welcome people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability and cultural background. We are also committed to the Victorian Government's promise to increase the number of veterans working in the public sector.

We're proud of our individual differences. We're proud of the many languages we speak and the stories we can share with each other. We hope you will share your story too.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email

If this sounds like a compelling job that you believe your skills would be a great match for, please APPLY NOW. Applications close 11.59pm on Sunday 11 December 2022.

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 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 has legislated duties to provide and maintain a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees and other workplace participants. Consistent with these duties the Department has implemented a COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires all employees who are, or may be, required to work for the Department outside their ordinary place of residence to be COVID-19 vaccinated within the timeframes specified by the Department and/or any timeframe set by any Chief Health Officer direction. The policy applies to all new and current employees. 


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

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