Senior Investigator

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.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

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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: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Analyst
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/TBC_OSI23
Closing Date: 05-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - VPS6 - Senior Investigator.pdf (PDF, 214KB)


Contact: Bretton Randall on 0484 909 054
Brett.Randall@osi.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Utilise your analytical skills to undertake complex and sensitive investigations into allegations of criminal and serious misconduct.
  • Multiple fixed term roles available until December 2023.
  • VPS Grade 6: $127,467 - $170,579 plus superannuation.

 

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking a Senior Investigator to provide a critical role in the Office of the Special Investigator.

 

About the business unit

The Office of the Special Investigator (OSI) has been established as an independent statutory body to implement recommendations of the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants (Commission).

The Commission recommended the Victorian Government legislate to establish a Special Investigator to investigate whether there is sufficient evidence to establish the commission of a criminal offence or offences connected with Victoria Police's use of Nicola Maree Gobbo as a human source.

The Commission also recommended the Special Investigator be responsible for investigating whether there is sufficient evidence to charge any current Victoria Police officers with breaches of discipline connected with Victoria Police's use of Ms Gobbo as a human source. The OSI is responsible for administering the Special Investigator Act 2021.

 

About the role

The Senior Investigator is responsible for undertaking complex and sensitive investigations into allegations of criminal and serious misconduct as directed by the Chief Investigator. The Senior Investigator ensures investigations are conducted in accordance with legislative requirements and with the utmost professionalism.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, conduct objective, fair, thorough, unbiased and timely investigations into potential criminal conduct and breaches of discipline
  • Review and research evidence/documents to analyse the overall facts of a matter and synthesise data into a professional format.
  • Undertake inquiries and fieldwork at the direction of the Chief Investigator.

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 in the conduct of sensitive and complex forensic based investigations, with a particular focus on complex criminal investigations.
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge and understanding in the principles and practices of conducting investigations and evaluating evidence for both criminal and disciplinary matters.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the difference between evidence and intelligence.
  • Demonstrated extensive experience formulating, preparing and drafting affidavits and applications for search warrants, preparing operation plans, execution of search warrants, preparing briefs of evidence for court, and preparing internal status reports.
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in conducting interviews with witnesses and suspects in the context of forensic based investigations, to establish the truth, ascertain the facts and to ascertain any degree, or lack of, involvement in criminal conduct.
  • Demonstrated understanding of risk in the context of sensitive and complex forensic based criminal investigations and implementation of corresponding risk mitigation measures.
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of case management related to criminal investigations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a high functioning multidisciplinary team with minimal supervision.

 

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 INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:

  • 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.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

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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