Team Leader Operations

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ4006C
Closing Date: 07-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: Position Description - SCWA Team Leader - Operations.docx (Word, 539KB)

Contact: Anna Peterson on 0400 826 183

Position Details

  • Utilise your leadership skills to manage an operational team.
  • Ongoing, full-time role based in Melbourne.
  • VPS Grade 4: $90,067 - $102,192 plus superannuation.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking a Team Leader Operations to provide a critical role within Corrections Victoria.


About us

The Sentence Calculation and Warrant Administration (SCWA) Unit within the Sentence Management Division is responsible for the processing of court orders, prisoner discharges and sentence calculation to ensure that prisoners are appropriately and accurately held or released in accordance with legislative requirements. The SCWA Unit is also responsible for coordinating core processes that support the attendance of prisoners at court in a timely manner.


About the role

Reporting to the Manager, SCWA, the Team Leader Operations is responsible and accountable for leading and managing an operational team of Records Officers in the delivery of the SCWA Unit business including the processing of warrants, discharges, gaol orders and sentence calculations in accordance with legislative requirements. The Team Leader is also responsible for ensuring operations are delivered in accordance with minimum standards of quality assurance set by Corrections Victoria Executive and management.

SCWA operates shifts on a roster basis, with coverage from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday to Friday, and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays. This role requires shift work rostered within these hours. The employee will also be required for regular on-call duties.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Effectively maintains accurate and up to date internal records and input sentence calculations into Corrections Victoria's information systems and databases as required.
  • Provide support and guidance to Records Officers, SCWA unit, in order to develop their individual technical abilities and improve the overall competency level of the unit.
  • Conduct training as required in technical subjects such as warrant interpretation and sentence calculation.

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


About you

As our successful candidate, you will have demonstrated expertise working in a complex operational environment and demonstrated understanding/experience in staff development and training.


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.

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.



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.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

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 three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital 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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