At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: SH3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/EM0545MAY
Closing Date: 07-Jun-2019
Salary Range: $84,019 - $95,329
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Sergeant - PD.docx (Word, 753KB)

Contact: Dean Brady on 0419 580 962

Position Details

About us

The North West Metropolitan Area delivers a wide range of justice services to the 1.8 million Victorians who live in north and west Melbourne.

About the role

The Sergeant is responsible for overseeing, and the enforcement of, warrant received from Victorian and Federal Courts. The Sergeant is a field operative, accountable to the Regional Manager, and provides effective enforcement through applying visible sanctions against those who do not comply with court orders by having legislative authority to take certain actions in compliance with ethical standards and procedural guidelines.

The incumbent is responsible for Sheriffs' and Senior Sheriff Officers' formal supervision, performance management and mentoring. And will plan and oversee field operations, including actioning targeted responses and coordinating joint activities with other agencies.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • tact, discretion and knowledgeable judgement in the execution of legal process, with decisions needing to consider varying influences of political, cultural and personal diversity
  • exceptional negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • demonstrated experience in leading and managing staff, in addition to the achievement of successful outcomes in a compliance and regulatory environment
  • a strong understanding of the current operational environment and VIEW.

Satisfactory completion of Certificate IV Government (Court Compliance) and Certificate IV Training & Assessment would be desirable.

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.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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