Executive Officer, Southern Metropolitan Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/DJ3696MAY
Closing Date: 30-May-2019
Salary Range: $96,942 - $117,293
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: DJ3696 - Executive Officer - Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Team_Southern Metropolitan PD.docx (Word, 755KB)

Contact: Tom Bell on 0439 558 945

Position Details

  • Leadership role in the Koori Community
  • Ongoing, full-time opportunity
  • Salary: $96,942 - $117,293 (plus superannuation)

An exciting opportunity exists for an Executive Officer, Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee (RAJAC) on an ongoing, full time basis in the Southern Metropolitan Region.

About Us

The South East Metropolitan Region delivers a range of Justice Services including; custodial services at our prisons, community corrections services, Sheriff's Operations, Consumer Affairs and front of house enquiries (including Births, Deaths and Marriages applications).  Also located within the region is the Working with Children Check Unit, a statewide service providing community education and issuing of Working with Children Check Cards.

About the Role

The Executive Officer is to support the effective operation of the RAJAC and the Local Aboriginal Justice Action Committee (LAJAC) and to ensure the active participation and engagement of the Victorian Aboriginal Community in the Aboriginal Justice Action (AJA).

The role is also responsible for the development and maintenance of supportive linkages between justice agencies and community organisations, providing policy advice, implementing the Regional Justice Plan, providing secretariat services to the RAJAC and LAJAC as well as promotion of all AJA initiatives within the region.

The position is also a key member of the South Metropolitan Region Executive Leadership Team that has overall responsibility for the management and direction of regional operations. As the Executive Officer, you will engage and consult with members of Aboriginal Communities, Cooperatives and groups in the South Metropolitan Region to identify key issues for Communities and work in partnership with others to address the underlying causes.

As our ideal candidate, you will be required to demonstrate:

  • an understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal community and the relevant issues
  • an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Victorian Aboriginal Community
  • proven ability to influence and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders

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

Applications close midnight Thursday, 30 May 2019.

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.

This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under 'Special Measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

To speak with our Aboriginal Employment Team please call (03) 8684 1751 or aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au

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