Justice Officer - Records

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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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.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference: VG/MULTIJOJAN23
Closing Date: 05-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $55,439 - $71,194
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: JO Records Position Description (1).pdf (PDF, 219KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Tim Rudolph on 0429 224 659

Position Details

  • Utilise your ability to adapt to provide support and advice to Corrections Victoria
  • 2 x Ongoing, Full-Time positions
  • 1 x Fixed term for 12months, Full - Time position
  • VPS Grade 2; $55,439 - $71,194, plus superannuation


About the Business Unit

Metropolitan Remand Centre (MRC) is a maximum-security remand facility based in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne. Prisoners on remand are alleged offenders who were not bailed when charged with a crime and are awaiting the outcome of their court case.

The Metropolitan Remand Centre is a 954-bed maximum-security facility for unsentenced male offenders located within the West Metropolitan Region, Department of Justice, and Community Safety.


About the Role

At the Metropolitan Remand Centre (MRC), each Justice Officer role specialises in one of five streams Records/Property, Human Resources, Stores/Canteen, Infrastructure/Technology/Finance and Administration. Over time, and with appropriate support and training, Justice Officers may be rotated between these streams to provide career enhancement opportunities to those staff, and operational flexibility to the prison.

This position requires direct prisoner contact and may involve weekend and public holiday work, remunerated in accordance with the applicable provision of the VPS Determination.

Some of your duties may include:

  • Greet and liaise with clients and stakeholders and provide accurate advice and information in relation to justice services in accordance with business processes.
  • Deliver justice services and maintain accurate, confidential records and provide statistical reports in line with agreed standards and local operating procedures.
  • As part of the Records team, under supervision, perform all administrative functions pertaining to Records at the Metropolitan Remand Centre.
  • Maintain an effective and professional communication channel with Courts, Police, Legal Entities, Government Departments, Visitors, Clients, and various stakeholders.


About You

As our ideal candidate, you will be able to demonstrate;

  • Well-developed computer literacy.
  • Good knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, procedures, guidelines, and regulations
  • Understanding the importance of maintaining accurate records and associated legal implications of documents handed down by the courts.


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 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.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.



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.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

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 three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
  • 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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