Administration Officer

Forensic Evidence Management Unit /Drug Evidence Management Unit Function: - is responsible for receiving, documenting, recording on computer, and packaging, labelling, storing and distributing items for forensic examination by VPFSC staff. The Units liaises between operational police, other clients and forensic staff to facilitate the examination of items and to distribute reports. The unit also liaises with various groups to reduce the handling and storage of exhibits prior to analyses or destructions.
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/VP/20014286C
Closing Date: 21-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $50,828 - $65,272
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: C3254 - VPS-2 - Sept 2017.docx (Word, 430KB)


FEMU VPS2- Role statement.doc (Word, 138KB)


Contact: Melissa Hall
03 9450-3464

Position Details

Forensic Services Department

Forensic Evidence Management Unit 

  • VPS-2 ongoing and fixed term (to 30/6/2019) roles available
  • VPSG2 salary range $50,828 to $65,272 p.a. + 9.5%super + leave loading
  • Commencing salary will be at base level.
  • Working within the Forensic Evidence Management Unit; Forensic Services Department, located at 31 Forensic Drive Macleod VIC 3085.

The Victoria Police Forensic Services Department is an accredited laboratory that provides a professional forensic service to Victoria Police, persons involved with the administration of justice and the public. 

About the role:

As the successful applicant, some of your duties will include:

  • Operate as an effective team member in a team environment and deliver a quality, timely and effective customer service, via telephone, email and counter service.
  • Provide timely and accurate advice to internal and external stakeholders, clients and customers based on relevant regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Undertake data collection and analysis activities. Prepare routine correspondence, file notations and standard reports using a range of software applications.
  • Support the Forensic Services Department (FSD) Quality Management System, continuous improvement and planning processes through the identification, resolution and appropriate escalation of operational problems particularly relevant to the immediate work area.
  • Receive, label, record, package, store and distribute evidentiary items.
  • Maintain records, filing systems and distribute documentation relevant to exhibits.
  • Under expert direction, process and preserve biological samples as part of evidence storage.

Skills & experience:

As the successful applicant, you will ideally have:

  • Ability to establish and sustain collaborative and co-operative working relationships with people at all levels.
  • Good oral and written communication skills with ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to deal appropriately with sensitive, private and confidential information.
  • Ability to accurately maintain and use a range of electronic and manual records and information systems.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • The successful candidate will be required to provide a DNA sample (buccal swab) for use in laboratory quality control procedures (elimination purposes only)
  • Please see position description and roles statement for other requirements and relevant information.

Citizen Requirements:

A person is not eligible to be appointed to a public service position within Victoria Police unless they are one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen;
  • An Australian permanent resident;
  • A New Zealand citizen who has entered Australia on a valid passport and has unrestricted rights to employment; or
  • Non-citizens holding a valid visa with work rights

How to Apply

  • Applicants MUST address the full ‘Selection Criteria' contained in the position description and include a resume with their application to be considered for the role.  Please view the full Position Description and role statement attached to this advertisement before applying.  
  • Applicants please note: When addressing the Key Selection Criteria in your application, please relate your responses to the accountabilities detailed in the role statement.
  • If you are experiencing accessibility issues, please open the Position Description through Acrobat Reader.
  • If you require additional information or would like to discuss the role further, please contact Melissa Hall on (03) 9450-3464.

To apply, please click on the ‘Apply Now' button and follow the instructions.   Closing date for applications is midnight, Sunday 21st October 2018.

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 requirement / adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact HR.FSD@POLICE.VIC.GOV.AU

About Us: Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. 

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. 

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: http://www.policecareer.vic.gov.au


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