Executive Officer - Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference: VG/DJ7438_2020
Closing Date: 13-Apr-2020
Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: DJ7438 - Executive Officer, RAJAC - NWMA - Position Description - March 2020.docx (Word, 756KB)

Contact: Taryn Escreet on 0400 055 059

Position Details

  • Ongoing - full time opportunity ($98,396 - $119,052 plus superannuation)
  • Be part of a strong cultural, supportive and collaborative team
  • Lead the provision of strong and effective cultural advice

An exciting opportunity exists for an Executive Officer, Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee (RAJAC) on an ongoing, full time basis in the North West Metro Area.

About Us

The North West Metropolitan Area (NWMA) delivers a range of Justice Services including custodial services at our prisons, Community Corrections Services, Youth Justice, Sheriff's Operations, Consumer Affairs, Dispute Settlement, Forensic Intervention Services and front of house enquiries (including Births, Deaths and Marriages applications). 

Located across the NWMA are fourteen non-custodial locations in the Melbourne CBD, Broadmeadows, Coolaroo, Reservoir, Heidelberg, South Morang, Melton, Sunshine, Werribee, Derrimut, Laverton, Tullamarine and Thomastown, plus the Neighbourhood Justice Centre in Collingwood, and the Court Assessment and Prosecutions Service at the Melbourne Magistrates Court. There are four Youth Justice office locations in Werribee, Broadmeadows, Preston and Sunshine. There are three maximum security prisons - Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, Melbourne Assessment Prison and the Metropolitan Remand Centre, as well as the minimum-security Judy Lazarus Transition Centre.

About the Role

As the Executive Officer you will support the effective operation of the Regional Aboriginal Advisory committee (RAJAC) and the Local Aboriginal Justice Action Committee (LAJAC) and to ensure the active participation and engagement of the Aboriginal community in the Aboriginal Justice Agreement (AJA). 

You will also be responsible for the development and maintenance of supportive linkages between justice agencies and community organisations, providing policy advice, implementing the Regional Justice Plan, providing secretariat services to the RAJAC and LAJAC, as well as promotion of all AJA initiatives within the region. 

You are a key member of the West Metropolitan Region Executive Leadership Team that has overall responsibility for the management and direction of regional operations.

This position can be worked from either the Sunshine, Werribee or Melton Justice Service Centres.

About you

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

  • knowledge and understanding of the Aboriginal community, both society and cultural impacts
  • ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Victorian Aboriginal Community
  • knowledge and understanding of the interface between Aboriginal issues and Government and services priorities
  • proven ability to influence and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role please refer to the position description attached.

This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply. Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process. Please visit https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/careers/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-island-employment for further information.

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.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

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