Prison Officer - Melbourne
- Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
- Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
- Work Type: Ongoing - full time
About this role
- Multiple full-time positions available west of Melbourne and in the CBD
- Bring your life experience and get paid to train on the job
- Help make the community a safer place for everyone
If you're a good communicator and enjoy achieving positive outcomes, then you have the qualities needed to make a great prison officer. Whatever work background you're from – retail, hospitality, administration, construction, education, healthcare, manufacturing or community services (to name a few) - your experience has already set you up to succeed in this role.
Find out more about becoming a prison officer by joining an online information session. Learn about daily work activities and how penalty rates and overtime can significantly increase your take-home pay.
It's also a great chance to ask your questions about applying and how the recruitment process works. Register to attend an info session
What's in it for you
- Earn up to $84,241 with a base salary $58,358 plus standard penalty rates and overtime
- Enjoy job security and the satisfaction of making a real difference
- 41 days paid full-time training
- Complete a Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Adult Custodial)
- Be a positive influence on prisoners
- Protect the safety and security of staff and prisoners
- Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold Australian permanent residency.
- Hold a current Victorian driver's license (minimum P2 category) and be willing to obtain a first-aid certificate.
- Undergo pre-employment checks that may include national police checks, misconduct screening and traffic offences.
- A level of health and fitness is required. Learn more by completing this health self-assessment.
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff in a number of roles, including prison officers. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email email@example.com
Visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers/become-a-prison-officer for a comprehensive overview of the role.
Applications close at midnight, on Sunday 26 March 2023
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:
1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
2. 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.
|Location:||Melbourne - Western Metro|
|Work Type:||Ongoing - full time|
|Job Function:||Prison and Corrective Services|
|Salary Range:||$59,233 - $76,065|
|Application Close Date:||26-Mar-2023|
|Attachments:|| Position Description - Prison Officer - COG1 2a - 2023.pdf (PDF, 212KB)
Health Assessment_Prison Officer_Information_2022.pdf (PDF, 124KB)
Recruitment Process - Prison Officer - 2023.pdf (PDF, 167KB)