Senior Regional Recovery Officer (West)

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Emergency Management
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Grampians Region - Negotiable
Reference: VG/DJCS/EM/1805146
Closing Date: 18-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: 30 June 2025
Attachments: D0XXXX - Senior Regional Recovery Officer, Grampians Fixed Term VPS5.docx (Word, 542KB)

Contact: Kendra Clegg

Position Details


  • Utilise your Recovery Officer expertise to provide support and advice to DJCS Emergency Management
  • Fixed, 30th June 2025 - Full-Time Opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 5: $106,534 - $128,897 plus superannuation.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking a Regional Recovery Officer, Grampians to provide a critical role within Regional Recovery West

About the Business Unit

Emergency Recovery Victoria (ERV) is responsible for state and regional coordination for all emergencies to help communities build back better and emerge stronger. ERV is a division within the Department of Justice and Community Safety. Working directly with impacted communities, all levels of government, agencies and industry, ERV coordinates real, effective and timely support that communities need to recover after a major emergency. As well as providing strategic leadership on whole-of-government recovery activities and delivering state recovery outcomes, ERV supports locally led recovery efforts to support councils and ensure that community is at the centre of recovery.

About the Role

In this role, you will primarily be part of a team based in a geographical area, however it is expected you will have capability and capacity to work across multiple geographical areas to support recovery operations and be able to be deployed by ERV (sometimes at short notice) to support recovery operations in other areas of Victoria (and potentially nationally as required). You may be required to work outside of normal business hours and on operational rosters or ‘on call' arrangements. 

Some of your duties will include:

  • Prepare high quality reports for region on recovery coordination.
  • Develop and facilitate regional relief and recovery workshops on various themes.
  • Develop and deliver regional and local recovery after action reviews and related reports

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

Technical Expertise

  • Experience of emergency management activities, including a good understanding and the ability to work with regional and local government authorities.
  • Excellent and effective verbal and written communicator with strong planning and report writing skills.
  • Region based with exceptional relationship management and engagement capability to establish and maintain trust in partnerships.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant government legislation.


  • A tertiary qualification in fields related to emergency management, community services, community engagement or business management highly desirable.
  • Experience in disaster recovery highly desirable.
  • A Victorian driver's licence is required. This role requires work-related travel across metropolitan and regional Victoria, on occasion at very short notice. The department will consider all reasonable adjustments for candidates with a disability.


Application close 18th July 11:59

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 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.



The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.

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