Research Archivist

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ4660_NOV
Closing Date: 04-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: until 30 June 2024
Attachments: Position Description - VPS4 Research Archivist TJRU.docx (Word, 545KB)


Contact: Jayne Rantall on 0477 147 098
Jayne.Rantall@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Exciting opportunity to utilise your highly developed research, conceptual analytical and problem-solving skills in the Truth and Justice Response Unit.
  • Fixed term role available until 30 June 2024.
  • VPS Grade 4: $90,067 - $102,192 plus superannuation.

 

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking a Research Archivist within Aboriginal Justice to provide a critical role within the Truth and Justice Response Unit.

This is a prioritised role for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, who will be given priority consideration as per the special measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

 

About the business unit

The Aboriginal Justice group of the department is committed to driving systemic change in the justice system, to connect, support and deliver better outcomes for the Aboriginal community. The group works in partnership with Traditional Owners and the Victorian Aboriginal community to embed the principles of self-determination in the justice sector. The group is also responsible for leading the department's response to the Yoorrook Justice Commission (Commission) and administering the Victorian Government's Stolen Generations Reparations package.​​​​​​​

The Truth and Justice Response Unit (TJRU) is a newly established unit that leads the coordination of the department's responses to inquiries from the Commission and will lead proactive and responsive legislative and system reform opportunities across the Justice and Community Safety sector that align with the Commission's mandate.

 

About the role

Reporting to the Senior Policy and Research Officer and working closely with the department's Information and Records Management Team, the Research Archivist is responsible for supporting the department with regards to its responses to the Yoorrook Justice Commission. Specifically, the role is responsible for identifying and locating records of historical significance, with regards to the interactions between the department and Aboriginal people.

As the Research Archivist, you will also present findings in written and visual formats as well as develop and maintain strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders to provide advice and assistance in relation to the storage and retrieval of historical records.

Guidance training and advice will be provided by the department's Information and Records Management Team.

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 understanding of the Aboriginal community, both society and culture and the issues impacting on it.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and work effectively with the Victorian Aboriginal community.
  • Highly developed research, conceptual analytical and problem-solving skills especially in regard to archival research, as well as demonstrated experience in having a diligent approach to inputting & cataloguing of information.
  • Strong knowledge in principles of inventorying records of archival and historical significance, including a strong understanding of archival principles of original order, etc.

 

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.

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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