Senior Investigator (Melbourne Based)

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Department: Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG5.1
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: 10390_1674105304
Closing Date: 02-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $114,828
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: No File Attached
Contact: People, Culture & Capability

Position Details

Our organisation

IBAC's work is challenging - we expose public sector corruption and police misconduct and they're serious issues. We front up to this mission each and every day because we all want a public service that acts in the best interests of Victoria.

Our purpose and reason for being is the number one reason team members join and stay at IBAC. We whole-heartedly believe in and work towards our vision for public sector and police that acts with integrity for all Victorians. Our dedication to fairness and natural justice is clear and tangible.

Our expectations are high; we expect the public to bravely call out corruption and misconduct and the public trust that we will leave no stone unturned in meeting these expectations. We expect our team to work with sensitive information confidentially and respectfully. We understand that if we are to foster a corruption-resistant public sector, we need a workplace built on integrity.

Our team:

We think we're a great group of people to work with, but we appreciate an integrity agency isn't for everyone. We work really well with people who are:

  • courageous and up for a true challenge - a vision to create a public sector that actively resists corruption is not for the faint-hearted, especially when our jurisdiction covers the entire Victorian public sector (think police, government departments, state agencies, local councils, schools and universities, public hospitals, parliamentarians, and the courts)
  • patient and professional with real staying-power - our projects are complex and can change direction quickly which takes understanding and a real respect for tackling corruption
  • flexible but with a measured and fair approach - we need to be nimble to respond to what's happening in Victoria, but we also need to be well considered and treat every aspect of our work with objectivity
  • trustworthy with a keen sense of duty - we need people who can strike the right balance between working with the utmost confidentiality, understanding what you can and can't share but also being open and collaborative across the agency

Your new role:

We have an opportunity for an individual to join our Investigations Team as Senior Investigator on a Full-time Ongoing basis. Reporting to the Manager Investigations, the role will be responsible for developing investigative plans ensuring parameters, timelines and outputs are clearly defined and in accordance with relevant legislation and procedures. The position takes a lead role in obtaining evidence including through the preparation of affidavits for search warrants, telecommunication interception and surveillance device warrants, exhibit collection and management, conducting interviews and analysing information to prepare comprehensive briefs, reports and other written documents to support the investigation.

Duties include:

  • Conducting complex investigations in accordance with legislation, processes, and procedures
  • Preparing for and conduct interviews to determine further actions based on the information
  • Taking a lead role in the obtaining and execution of search warrants as well as the seizure of exhibits in accordance with procedures and legislation
  • Initiating, building, and maintaining productive working relationships across a multidisciplinary environment
  • Preparing complex written materials including affidavits, briefs of evidence, internal reports and other documents using evidence collated and interpreted during investigations

This role is a great opportunity for an individual who has strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively across the business and to identify and seek information from people who may assist with investigations in accordance with contemporary industry standards.

Our requirements / Your skill set:

We are looking for candidates with the below experience and capabilities:

  • Formal qualifications and / or training in investigations, law enforcement or a related discipline is essential
  • Broad experience in the conduct of serious and complex investigations
  • Experience developing and implementing investigative plans and strategies outlining the process, parameters, timelines, and outputs consistent with the Investigation Unit's policies and procedures
  • Evidence of using knowledge and expertise to address complex problems, liaising with stakeholders, gathering relevant information, and developing and implementing solutions
  • Providing guidance, advice, and support to less experienced Investigators within an investigative team to assist them in effectively conducting investigations

Apply now:

Your application is a two-step process. You are unable to save partial applications.

Submit your application online using the 'Apply Now' button, making sure you include:

  • a cover letter
  • a resume no longer than 5 typed pages (in Word format)
  • responses to the screening questions within the application process

Mandatory Vaccination Policy:

IBAC is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with IBAC's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all IBAC employees have an up-to-date vaccination status against COVID-19 (three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine) in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

At interview stage you will be required to confirm your current vaccination status. Prior to receiving an offer 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 Prior to commencement of employment with IBAC you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status (three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine).

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.

We are committed to bringing together people with differing perspectives, lived experiences and skills to make choices that reflect our integrity and community, and to creating an inclusive work environment for all.

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*Relocation assistance is not offered with this position

Applications close 11.59pm, 2 February 2023

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