Executive Officer, Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Hume Region - Negotiable
Reference: VG/DJ9043B
Closing Date: 30-Sep-2020
Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052
Job Duration: Until March 2021
Attachments: DJ9043 - Executive Officer RAJAC - Position Description - Sep 2020.docx (Word, 460KB)

Contact: Jenny Roberts on 0448 342 435

Position Details

  • Fixed Term 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 a fixed term basis until March 2021 within the Hume Region.

About us

The Hume Region provides services at Justice Service Centres in Wangaratta, Shepparton, Seymour and Wodonga and at outreach locations across the region. The region also has two minimum security prisons, being the Beechworth Correctional Centre and H.M. Prison Dhurringile.

About the role

As Executive Officer, your primary focus is to support the effective operation of the Regional Aboriginal Advisory Committee (RAJAC) and the Local Aboriginal Justice Action Committee (LAJAC) for the Hume Region of the Department of Justice and Community Safety and to ensure the active participation and engagement of the Aboriginal community in the Aboriginal Justice Agreement (AJA).

As Executive Officer, you will 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 Hume Region Executive Leadership Team that has overall responsibility for the management and direction of regional operations.

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.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please provide your resume, along with a covering letter that details your motivation for applying and includes the skills and attributes you would bring to the role.

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.

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

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