Senior 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.

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.

If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email

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.
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/DJ5371_DJ5379_DJ6831
Closing Date: 27-Apr-2017
Salary Range: $78,773 - $89,375
Job Duration: 2 x up to 4mths, 1 x up to 7mths, 1 x up to 12mths
Attachments: Fact Sheet - Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)

Position Description DJ5371, DJ5379, DJ6831, DJ8293.doc (Word, 859KB)

Contact: Pippy Watson - Manager Assessment
(03) 8803 8547

Position Details

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 suitability 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 the Senior Review and Assessment Officer, you will undertake the review and assessment of complex Working with Children Check applications and produce comprehensive and accurate assessments in a timely manner.

The following fixed-term positions are available: 2 positions for up to four months, 1 position for up to seven months, and 1 position for up to twelve months.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • demonstrated experience working with legislation and its application within an operational environment
  • experience in working with information of a sensitive nature and the application of relevant legislation and principles in regard to Confidentiality, Privacy and Freedom of Information
  • proven capacity to provide a clear sense of direction and contribute at a high level to the achievement of team and program outcomes in a challenging environment.

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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