Case Investigator, Coroners Court of Victoria

The Coroners Court of Victoria is a specialist court established to investigate certain types of deaths and fires. The purpose of these investigations is to consider ways that similar deaths and fires may be prevented in the future. For more information visit www.coronerscourt.vic.gov.au. Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits. CSV strongly encourages applications from people of any gender, age, religion, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds, including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ7104C
Closing Date: 29-Apr-2018
Salary Range: $81,354 - $92,304
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: DJ7104- Candidate Application Form.doc (Word, 104KB)


DJ7104- Position Description.doc (Word, 67KB)


Contact: Dr Jeremy Dwyer
(03) 8688 0798

Position Details

The Coroners Court of Victoria (CCOV) was established on 1 November 2009 with the introduction of the Coroners Act 2008 (Vic). The Court is led by the State Coroner of Victoria.

The CCOV is an inquisitorial jurisdiction. Its role is to conduct an independent investigation into reportable deaths and fires, for the purpose of finding the cause of those deaths and fires. By its work, the CCOV contributes to the reduction of the number of preventable deaths and fires, the promotion of public health and safety and the administration of justice.

Having determined that a death is either a reportable or reviewable death , the coroner's investigation seeks to establish the facts to ascertain, if possible, the identity of the person who died, the medical cause of death and the circumstances in which the death occurred.  A coroner will also investigate some fires.

The coronial jurisdiction is a sensitive, demanding and confronting environment that attracts significant public scrutiny. CCOV staff are required to be responsive to a culturally diverse Victorian community and be prepared to engage effectively with clients in an emotional and distressed state. CCOV staff are required to have sufficient emotional maturity to manage exposure to material that may be graphic and disturbing. In relation to the work undertaken, adherence to the highest levels of confidentiality is a mandatory requirement.

Employees working at the CCOV may be exposed to challenging and/or confronting material and experiences. As the employer, Court Services Victoria (CSV) takes steps to minimise the impact and provides support mechanisms to all employees.

CSV embraces diversity amongst its staff and welcomes applications from people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, as well as people with a disability.

The General Case Investigator provides assistance to Coroners for their investigations of reportable deaths where improvements to public health and safety are identified. The Case Investigator will review legal, forensic scientific and medical evidence to identify contributing factors to the death. In addition, the Case Investigation will identify and review scientific research, legislation / policies / codes of practice / guidelines and engage with relevant agencies or experts to identify the need for and feasibility of prevention-focused recommendations for Coroners. This review should culminate in a report for the Coroner on the findings of the review and advice on recommendations for consideration.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, outlining professional skills, knowledge and personal qualities.  Applications should include:

1) resume       

2) a short covering letter and

3) completed application form (see file attachment).

You are only required to address the Key Selection Criteria listed in the Application Form. Individual responses to “key selection criteria” listed on the Position Description are not required. Attachments can be uploaded in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Applicants should view the full position description attached to this advertisement before applying. 

For all enquiries regarding this position, please contact Dr Jeremy Dwyer on (03) 8688 0798.

Applications close Sunday 29 April 2018 


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