Review Officer

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Risk Management
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ6631JULY
Closing Date: 18-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: Until 6 May 2020
Attachments: DJ6631 - Review Officer - PD.doc (Word, 151KB)

Contact: Zoe Gunn on (03) 8684 6391

Position Details

About us

The Justice Assurance and Review Office (JARO) is a business unit in the Regulation Group which operates as an internal review and assurance function to advise the Secretary, Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) on the performance of the youth justice and corrections systems.

JARO exists separately and independently from the department's Youth Justice group and Corrections Victoria and acts as an additional line of defence against emerging and enduring risk within both systems.

JARO provides the Secretary with current, objective information on areas of risk, the adequacy of existing controls and opportunities for improvement across the youth justice and corrections systems through activities including:

  • proactive reviews and analysis into areas of risk in youth justice and correctional operations and services
  • reviews into deaths, serious incidents and allegations within youth justice and corrections systems
  • monitoring the performance of the systems including youth justice precincts, youth justice community services, prisons, Community Correctional Services and prisoner transport
  • co-ordinating the Minister for Corrections' volunteer Independent Prisons Visitor Scheme.

JARO functions as an additional line of defence against risk in the complex correctional environment.

About the role

The Review Officer reports to the Manager, Reviews and employs a risk-based approach to conduct reviews to identify emerging trends and risks relevant to the youth justice and corrections systems.

The role operates within a dynamic environment and requires the ability to complete reviews and present evidence-based findings to senior audiences, with the capacity to exercise sound judgement to identify risk and develop recommendations to support continuous improvement within a complex risk environment.

About you

As our successful candidate, you will:

  • conduct review activities, including death reviews, reviews of major incidents and serious complaints and allegations, and thematic reviews concerning the operations of the youth justice and correctional systems
  • adopt a risk-based approach, analysing data and information to identify issues and make recommendations to improve the youth justice and correctional systems
  • have exceptional conceptual and analytical ability
  • be able to develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders

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.

Please note:

  • When submitting your application online, you will be required to answer two questions relating to the role's Key Selection Criteria. Responses are limited to 4000 characters.
  • Given the nature of the incidents reviewed by JARO officers, we may require you to complete a psychometric assessment before a formal offer of employment is made.
  • Successful candidates will be required to undergo DJCS's pre-employment screening before a formal offer is made. Further information can be found on DJCS's selection process can be found on the DJCS career webpage here.

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