Senior Policy Officer

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Job Type: 
Full Time
Closing date: 
24 Sep 2017
  • Work in an area that has significant positive impact on the community
  • Play a critical role in developing/influencing evidence-based policies
  • Competitive salary of $92,253 - $111,619 per annum + super

Short summary:  

Join the analysts, writers, networkers and researchers who help formulate the strategic direction of Corrections Victoria.

Who we are

In the Strategic Policy and Planning Division of Corrections Victoria we are. As a major arm of the Department of Justice and Regulation, Corrections Victoria is a key pillar of the State's criminal justice system and plays a unique role in contributing to the Government's community safety agenda. Our division plays a central role within the organisation in developing and influencing evidence-based correctional policies.

What you'll do

As a Senior Policy Officer you will have a unique opportunity to gain knowledge of the different aspects of correctional services – including operations, offender management, offender rehabilitation and security and intelligence – and to strengthen the policy environment across these areas.

Reporting to the Manager, Strategic Policy, you will be working in an area of significant impact, with a dual focus on improving the rehabilitative outcomes of prisoners and offenders, and on maintaining community safety. The successful applicant will join an inclusive and supportive team and will be provided with a range of training and development opportunities.

Importantly, the work you will be doing will be directly contributing to community safety and well-being.

Key projects

We have some exciting new projects underway, which include:

  • Examining innovative approaches to reducing reoffending
  • A range of strategy and policy work for specific cohorts such as remandees, women, prisoners and offenders with a disability, older prisoners and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

What we look for

If you have an analytical mind, a head for data, strong consultation and writing skills, the ability to locate and synthesise information, to identify and assess policy options and to develop well-argued recommendations, then you will fit right in.

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Applications close 24 September 2017

At the Department of Justice and Regulation, our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.