Senior Industry Officer - Horticulture | Geelong

Senior Industry Officer - Horticulture

Application Close Date: 21-Jun-2018
Position Type:
Ongoing - full time
$69,172 - $79,545
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About us

Karreenga is a medium security facility accommodating a maximum of 300 protection prisoners, and is located adjacent to Marngoneet Correctional Centre, located near Lara approximately 70km west of Melbourne.

About the role

Senior Prison Industry Officers are team members responsible for industry training, work and employment in the prison environment.

As a Senior Prison Industry Officer, Horticulture, you will have a major role to play in ensuring compliance with prison and the horticulture industry procedures and particularly with Occupational Health and Safety issues in the area.

You will play a significant and important role in training and assessing prisoners in relevant accredited trade skills units according to the specific work environment. You will also play an integral role in offender management and the implementation of offender management plans. 

In the role, you will:

  • ensure the operational aims of the Horticulture industry is achieved and commercial production targets and customer expectations are met
  • contribute to the effective operation of the industry through developing knowledge of training procedures, systems and processes and the application of trade skills
  • effectively manage all work areas to ensure the safety and security of prisoners
  • deliver performance management targets and undertake professional development as required
  • participate in offender management practice, procedures, and the implementation of new initiatives
  • oversee the conduct of searches and seizure of contraband ensuring compliance with relevant policies and procedures particularly with tool audits and tool security registers.

The roles requires, maturity, sound judgement and confidence in decision making, with developed capabilities to coach, mentor and motivate prisoners while working as a member of the Vocational Services Team.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will:

  • be a multi-skilled individual who is qualified to work in the Horticulture industry or related field
  • have sound knowledge of OH&S requirements, relevant to the trade area and any other relevant legislative responsibilities related to employment supervision and training of industry workers
  • have the ability to work as part of a team to monitor and achieve targets in a complex trade or industrial environment
  • be skilled at conflict management and have the ability to establish relationships and build rapport with both prison staff and prisoners.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note: When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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