Senior Information Officer

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/E20036807A
Closing Date: 30-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $72,751 - $88,336
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 1. Position Description - C3234.docx (Word, 701KB)

Contact: Courtney Magann
8533 0985 or

Position Details

About the role:

As a Senior Information Officer you will be part of a vibrant close-knit team who are working in the relatively newly established Inter-Agency Information Sharing Service at Victoria Police. The service undertakes important and meaningful work and is responsible for collaborating with a wide range of agencies who are working in the family violence and child protection sector. The role involves assessing Family Violence and Child Information Sharing requests and preparing detailed reports to assist in the assessment and management of risk to vulnerable children and families. The Service also manages the sharing of information with the Commission for Children and Young People under the Reportable Conduct Scheme and the Department of Social Services under the National Redress Scheme.

This unit offers a vibrant, friendly and positive culture with a team of individuals from varied professional backgrounds and experiences as  well as the opportunity to contribute to genuinely meaningful work. On the job and workplace training will be provided in relation to family violence and child safety and wellbeing as well as information management and systems training. Work-place flexibility is a priority with full time and part time opportunities available as well as flexible working arrangements including a work from home/work from office split. This unit operates during regular business hours and there are no shift work, weekend or public holiday requirements.

Offering all the benefits of the public service plus more including comprehensive wellbeing support and access to free counselling, generous leave entitlements, 17.5% annual leave loading, an array of social clubs and networks, exposure to different police units and commands and professional development opportunities. Located at the Victoria Police Centre you will have the convenience and vibrancy of the city and Southern Cross Station on the doorstep. Working in the brand new Victoria Police Centre you will also have full access to amazing facilities such as multiple gyms, end of trip facilities, all gender facilities, secure bicycle parking, internal café and social spaces, library, parents and carer facilities, chill out spaces, outdoor terraces and much more. 

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.


Your duties will include:

  • Assessing the validity of Requests for Information (RFI) against legislative criteria.
  • Accessing data bases, identifying, and extracting information relevant to the RFI.
  • Writing professional and articulate information releases on behalf of Victoria Police.  
  • Interpreting and applying legislation and guidelines relevant to the Information Sharing Schemes.
  • Liaising professionally with external and internal stakeholders and customers.


As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Well-developed critical thinking skills and sound judgment.
  • An understanding of the role government and non-government agencies play in reducing family violence and promoting child safety and wellbeing.
  • A collaborative and collegial mindset and the ability to be flexible and customer focussed.
  • The ability to adapt to changing and evolving processes and workflow.


Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) Ongoing and two (2) x full-time, fixed term positions. One fixed term position available until 30 June 2025, one fixed term position available until September 2023.
  • This position is located at Victoria Police Centre, 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • In accordance with the Acting Chief Health Officer's Direction – COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, you are required to be fully vaccinated (this includes a booster vaccination) and your employment with Victoria Police is subject to proof of vaccination.


Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Covering Letter addressing your suitability for the role. Individual responses to the Key Selection Criteria are not required.

Applications close midnight, Monday 30 January 2023.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website, Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic) or Seek. Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.


Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 

For further information, please contact: Courtney Magann on (03) 8533 0985, or Charlotte Clarkson on (03) 8533 0416,

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email or on (03) 8335 8081.

About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

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