Review and Assessment Officer

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: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/DJ0894
Closing Date: 20-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $65,713 - $79,790
Job Duration: 12 Months
Attachments: Position Description DJ0894 Review and Assessment Officer.doc (Word, 860KB)

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

Contact: Pippy Watson on (03) 8803 8547

Position Details

  • Undertake reviews of Working with Children Check applications to contribute to a safer community
  • Fixed term (12 months), full time position
  • Salary range $65,713 - $79,790, plus superannuation

About Us

The Working with Children Check Unit assists in protecting children from sexual or physical harm by ensuring that people who engage in “child-related work” have their eligibility to do so checked by a government body.
The Review and Assessment Team within the unit assesses Working with Children Check applications with the primary focus being on those applicants who have relevant offences or findings, as defined under the Working with Children Act 2005.

About the Role

As our Review and Assessment Officer, you will undertake the review of Working with Children Check applications and produce comprehensive and accurate “Request for Information” correspondence, as well as manage withdrawal of applications and revocation of assessment notices in accordance with the Act. Your responsibilities will include: reviewing and analysing information, undertaking case management, liaising with applicants and external agencies and contributing to projects that improve business processes and systems.

About You

As our ideal candidate, you will demonstrate:

  • experience working with legislation and its application in an operational environment
  • experience working with information of a sensitive nature
  • understanding of issues relating to the safety and protection of children and young people
  • excellent communication skills
  • strong organisational skills.

For more information on the key selection criteria and responsibilities for this role, please refer to the attached position description.

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

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