Regional Officer

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

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 more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/DJ6509SEP2022
Closing Date: 06-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $72,751 - $88,336
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - BSW - Regional Officer - DJ6509.pdf (PDF, 213KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Georgia Quill on 0429 502 070
georgia.quill@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Utilise your compliance expertise to provide support and advice to the Justice Services - West - Barwon South West branch.
  • Ongoing, Full-Time Opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 4: $72,751 - $88,336 plus superannuation.

 

About the Business Unit

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) delivers high quality services to Victorians to provide a justice and community safety system that works together to build a safer, fairer, and stronger Victoria. 

Corrections and Justice Services (CJS) is responsible for delivering frontline operations across the state of Victoria, which includes engaging local communities to deliver responsive and inclusive justice and regulation services. A component CJS assists Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) to deliver services through the provision of: enforcement and compliance with consumer laws through inspections and online monitoring; residential advice and education to consumers, tenants, businesses and landlords on their rights, responsibilities and changes to the law (including residential tenancy inspections); frontline dispute resolution between consumers and traders, and tenants and landlords; and business and consumer education.

 

About the Role

Regional Officers carry out a range of routine, straightforward compliance monitoring activities and inspections of businesses using checklists, as well as residential tenancy assessments and inspections. Regional Officers may also conduct more complex inspections as directed by the Regional Manager. These inspections will typically include acting as support in a team conducting compliance inspections of licensed businesses and similar type inspections that are likely to lead to court action or formal sanctions.

Regional Officers will also be required to respond to enquiries (counter and telephone) from both consumers and businesses, as well as participating in front line (and/or virtual) dispute resolution, business and community education and CAV campaign initiatives.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Regional Officers carry out a range of routine, straightforward compliance monitoring activities and inspections of businesses using checklists, as well as residential tenancy assessments and inspections.
  • Be prepared to be appointed as an Inspector under the Australian Consumer Law & Fair Trading Act and be delegated as an Inspector under the Residential Tenancies Act.
  • Using standardised tools, carry out routine, straightforward inspections as authorised under the Australian Consumer Law & Fair Trading Act and the Residential Tenancies Act, including obtaining evidence and the preparation of routine reports as directed. This can include remote (or virtual) inspections.

About You

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

  • Knowledge of, and/or relevant experience in legislative compliance and enforcement activities and CAV relevant legislation, regulations, policies and procedures OR capacity to learn and apply knowledge of all the above, as required.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in commerce, business, law or other related fields will be an advantage.
  • A Certificate IV in Government Investigations or equivalent qualification.
  • A current Victorian Driver's Licence is required. 

 

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 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.

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) 

  1. 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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