Senior Payroll Practitioner

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Human Resources (HR)
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/JE20011552
Closing Date: 06-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $72,751 - $88,336
Job Duration: until 26/1/2024
Attachments: 1. Position Description.docx (Word, 577KB)

2. Application Form.docx (Word, 628KB)

Contact: Mary-Rose Mercieca

Position Details

About the role:

Do you want to work in a role that supports operational policing? This role requires you to ensure that employees are paid correctly and on time while delivering exceptional customer service. You will be part of a dynamic and diverse team who are committed to providing high quality payroll services to employees of Victoria Police.

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

Your duties will include:

  • Processing and delegating payroll transactions accurately and in a timely manner
  • Ensuring payroll reports and data are analysed, interpreted and acted upon to ensure accuracy
  • Leading and participating in assigned payroll and leave processing enquiries and related projects ensuring prompt response and resolution
  • In consultation with the Team Leader and/or Assistant Payroll Manager, monitor workloads and team performance to ensure balance and achieve optimum individual and team results

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Developed analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to investigate and resolve payroll matters effectively

Requirements and relevant information:

  • Multiple full-time, fixed term positions available up to August 2024.
  • These positions are 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 applicants 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. 

Applications close midnight, 6 February, 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). 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: Mary-Rose Mercieca on (03) 8335 7891 or

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 6004.

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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