Prison Officer

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: Cog2A
Work Location: North West - Loddon
Reference: VG/MULTIPOSSEPT2023
Closing Date: 05-Oct-2023
Salary Range: $59,233 - $76,065
Job Duration: 12 Months
Attachments: Position Description - Prison Officer - LPM-Fixed Term - Sept 2023 (1).pdf (PDF, 224KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Aaron Comte on 0439 261 864

Position Details

  • Utilise your Prison and Corrective Services expertise to provide support and advice to the Corrections Victoria branch. 
  • 4x Fixed-term, Full-Time opportunities to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • COG2A: $59,233 - $76,065 plus superannuation.

About Us:

Located at Castlemaine, Loddon Prison is a 477 bed Medium Security Prison for sentenced male prisoners. Adjacent to Loddon Prison is Middleton, a 236 bed Restricted Minimum Security Prison for sentenced male prisoners. The focus of both prisons is rehabilitation via individual case management, employment, education, training and also the provision of programs and targeted interventions to address offending behaviour and promote the development of prosocial behaviour. Both prisons provide contemporary and quality correctional services that prepare prisoners for transition and reintegration.

About the Role:

The main responsibility of the prison officer is to assist in maintaining the security and good order of the prison. This is achieved through searches, escorting duties, observing and assessing prisoner behaviour, operating security equipment, collating information, preparing reports and effectively responding to prison incidents.

Prison officers are responsible for the day-to-day supervision of prisoners within the facility and play an important role in performing case management tasks and supporting a range of services that contribute to offender management framework and practices. Tarrengower work within the Victorian women's prison system and aims to to deliver gender-responsive, trauma-informed case management practice.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Working with all members of the prison to ensure the safety and security of prisoners, staff and visitors.
  • Manage a caseload of prisoners in accordance with the requirements of offender management practices.
  • Conduct patrols, searches and security related activities ensuring compliance with relevant policies and procedures.

About You:

As an ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • Effective use of departmental computer systems including word processing, internet and intranet, email appointment scheduling.
  • Prison Officer Pre Service training must be completed.
  • Prior to commencement you will be required to obtain a current Statement of Attainment for the First Aid unit HLTAIDOO3 Provide First Aid.

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 of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.


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