Public Support Information Officer

Job Details
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/E20042732B
Closing Date: 02-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $55,439 - $71,194
Job Duration: fixed term until 30/06/2023
Attachments: 1. Position Description.pdf (PDF, 285KB)


2. Application Form.docx (Word, 629KB)


Contact: Madison
foi@police.vic.gov.au

Position Details

As a successful applicant, you will join the team at the Freedom of Information (FOI) division of Victoria Police where you will be required to process FOI requests and provide advice in relation to FOI legislation and process to stakeholders, including members of the public, Victoria Police employees and Government agencies.

The Public Support Information Officer role consists of providing expert and responsive administrative assistance within the division in both the initial receipt of requests as well as the sourcing of appropriate documents.

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

Your duties will include:

  • Working within a team environment
  • Determining the validity of applications in line with the FOI Act
  • Communicating with applicants and/or their legal representatives to clarify requests, provide advice and updates where appropriate
  • Searching for documents by utilising a variety of databases, systems or communicating with other areas of  Victoria Police
  • Provide advice regarding FOI legislation, policies and administration 

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Attention to detail and proven skills in the maintenance of accurate records
  • Investigative and analytical skills
  • The ability to manage your own workload whilst meeting regulated time frames

Requirements and relevant information:

  • Two (2) x full-time, fixed-term positions available until 30/06/2023.
  • These positions are located at Victoria Police Centre, 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo National Security Vetting, achieve and maintain a security classification as determined by the Department Head.  To achieve this, applicants must be an Australian Citizen.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • In accordance with organisational policy, all Victoria Police employees are required to be fully vaccinated (including a booster vaccination) against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exception. As such your employment with Victoria Police is subject to providing evidence of your vaccination status.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form – the word document (2. Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement on the JSE and Vic Careers website.

Applications close midnight, Sunday 2 October 2022.

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: Madison – foi@police.vic.gov.au 

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 VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au 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.

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps


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