Regional Manager, Sheriff's Operations (Metro)

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG5.2
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/EM0480
Closing Date: 08-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $114,830 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Regional Manager SOV Metro - Nov 2022.docx (Word, 541KB)

Contact: John Barclay on 0429 156 384

Position Details

  • Lead and promote the vision, values and direction of regional Sheriff's Operations.
  • Ongoing opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service.
  • VPS Grade 5.2: $114,830 - $125,735 plus superannuation.


The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking a Regional Manager, Sheriff's Operations (Metro) to provide a critical role in South East Metropolitan Region.


About us

Through delegation from the Sheriff of Victoria, Sheriff's officers execute civil and criminal warrants issued by Victorian and federal courts and enforce sanctions against those who do not comply with court orders. The Sheriff's service delivery system is comprised of the Sheriff of Victoria, Sheriff's Office Victoria (SOV) and Sheriff's officers based in regional offices across Victoria. Sheriff's officers are part of a ‘One Justice” service delivery model in which the community can access the department's services at regional Justice Service Centres as required.


About the role

The Regional Manager leads and promotes the vision, values and direction of regional Sheriff's Operations in Department of Justice and Regulation regions across Victoria. The Regional Manager leads a regional team of Sheriff's officers in the delivery of enforcement services that focus on the efficient actioning and finalisation of outstanding civil and criminal warrants, and the achievement of annual outputs and performance targets.

Strategically, the Regional Manager will plan, manage, and monitor enforcement services, and effectively use business intelligence and efficient resource deployment to achieve annual performance targets. The enhance community perceptions of Sheriff Operations, the Regional Manager will focus on community engagement including participation in regional activities aimed at community educations, consultation and raising the profile of Sheriff's Operations across the region. This includes working with Koori and CALD communities, other enforcement agencies, other justice and government agencies and participation in high visibility activities.

Operationally, the Regional Manager manages all elements of Sheriff's Operations across the region, ensuring policy and legislative compliance, and conforming to all Human Resources and Occupational Health and Safety requirements. The incumbent will inspire a sense of teamwork and commitment to service excellence and oversee the performance and development of staff to ensure they possess the required skills and knowledge to effectively carry out their duties.

As part of the regional management team, the Regional Manager provides tactical and operational advice on all aspects of performance, reporting on procedural and legislative compliance, the effectiveness of systems, resources, and processes, and promptly advising on risks that may impact on performance, departmental reputation, stakeholder relationships, and staff health and wellbeing. This includes the provision of accurate, authoritative, and timely advice and responses to the Executive and Regional Directors, the Sheriff, and the Deputy Sheriff where required other managers within DJR. The Regional Manager reports to the Executive Director or their delegate and is also required to work cooperatively with the Sheriff and the Deputy Sheriff in Sheriff's Office Victoria (SOV). SOV is responsible for, in collaboration with the regions, for the oversight of the service system and the development and oversight of Sheriff's Operations policy, standards and procedures. 

As a member of the Senior Management team, the Regional Manager is required to participate in activities that promote the One Justice model within the region, ensuring the Sheriff's Operation participation in community engagement activities in collaboration with other Department of Justice and Regulation's business units and program areas.

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:

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in a compliance and regulatory environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding in the application of relevant legislation.


  • Successful completion of the Certificate IV Court Operations (Compliance) (desirable).If the successful applicant does not hold the certificate, the applicant may be required to complete additional training upon commencing in the role of Regional Manager.


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 all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

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.


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19.

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of all doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.

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