Local Engagement Officer

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Ballarat - Central Highlands
Reference: VG/DJ1336
Closing Date: 16-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - DJ1336 Local Engagement Officer - September 2022.docx (Word, 540KB)


Contact: Dallas Byars on 0417 475 356
dallas.byars@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Utilise your knowledge and expertise in the coordination of complex service delivery models including contract coordination and management.
  • Ongoing opportunity in the Ballarat region.
  • VPS Grade 5: $103,920 - $125,735 plus superannuation.

 

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking a Local Engagement Officer to provide a critical role in the Ballarat region.

 

About the business unit

The Department of Justice and Community Services (DJCS) delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria. This includes contracting non-government organisations to provide justice services to the Community. 

Justice Services delivers frontline operations across the state of Victoria and engages with local communities to support this delivery. Justice Services provides an interface between the department's central program areas and funded service providers, ensuring that policies and programs are effectively delivered in regional areas.   Justice Services also supports the strengthening of local partnerships, working across the justice system to enhance the delivery of high-quality services and outcomes.

 

About the role

The Local Engagement Officer (LEO) is located in the DJCS's regional offices and is the interface between the department (including program areas) and funded service providers. The role is focused on establishing collaborative relationships and connections with funded service providers delivering justice services in the region, monitoring their performance, and leveraging the funding services providers and program areas to contribute to and identify opportunities for place-based services.

The LEO is also responsible for managing a wide range of stakeholders both within the department and externally, to provide specialist support and advice to funded service providers, regional staff, and central program areas to resolve contractual, policy and operational issues. The LEO provides local intelligence and prepares and communicates findings through comprehensive briefs and technical reports. This includes collating and analysing data and maintaining complete, up to date and accurate records. These reports will inform central program areas and regions responsible for overseeing the monitoring and performance of funded service providers.

The successful applicant will be required to facilitate and build effective working relationships with local funded service providers and central program areas, requiring regular travel between rural locations with the occasional overnight stay.

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 knowledge and expertise in the coordination of complex service delivery models including contract coordination and management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in modern service delivery principles, involving the development and implementation of local responses to community needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision, as part of a multi-disciplinary team. 
  • Demonstrated record and data management skills, maintaining up-to-date, complete and accurate records.
  • Understands and applies advanced computer skills to complex word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, or database functions.

 

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 INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

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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