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Senior Correctional Officer - Statewide

NSW Department of Communities and Justice - Wollongong, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Senior Correctional Officer

Department of Communities & Justice
Corrective Services NSW

  • Security Operations Group
  • Temporary & Ongoing Full-Time roles available
  • Multiple positions (Metropolitan and Regional Areas)
  • Location: State-wide

About Us

The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) was formed in 2019 with the merger of two former departments Family and Community Services (FACS) and Justice.

By combining FACS and Justice, the two former agencies are now able to work together as DCJ to support everyone’s right to access justice, to help families, and to promote early intervention and inclusion, in order to provide benefits for the whole community.

Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) is a Division of the Department of Communities and Justice. CSNSW contributes to achieving the two major Government goals of preventing and reducing the level of re-offending, and improving community confidence in the justice system.

Corrective Services Industries (CSI) and Education provide offender education, training and employment programs to maximise outcomes in accordance with departmental policy, procedures and standards.

About The Role

This role provides a high standard of security to Governors, senior management and officers-in-charge of correctional centres within NSW and to assist with the detection and the maintenance of good order, discipline, safety and security of Correctional Centres. To supervise, train and lead the daily activities of Correctional Officers within Security Operations Group to ensure delivery of quality services.

About You

The successful applicant must be prepared to travel at short notice, may be required to spend extended periods away from their place of residence and must be prepared to serve at any other location within the Security Operations Group. All applicants are required to pass the standard Security Operations Group fitness test prior to progressing to participation in a selection day.

Must hold a current drivers licence and have the ability and willingness to drive official vehicles throughout NSW.

The decision to appoint or recommend appointment is based on the applicant’s written job application, performance through the selection process, referees check and a satisfactory conduct and performance check.

Essential Requirements
  • Current Certificate III in Correctional Practice, or appropriate and relevant custodial experience
  • Current driver’s licence appropriate to meet all job requirements and ability and willingness to drive official vehicles throughout NSW
  • Pass and maintain the standard Security Operations Group fitness test
  • Successful completion of Emergency Response Operators Course (EROC) and Chemical Munitions Operators Course (CMOC)
  • Capacity and willingness to travel at short notice and to spend extended periods away from own residence
  • Willingness and capacity to undertake further training to perform the duties of any area within SOG including emergency and security procedures

For More Information

Click here for Role Description

Applying for the role

To apply for this role you need to Simply click ‘apply’ to complete the application form.

When Applying You Will Need To

Answer all questions on the online application form.
  • Answer the two pre-screening questions below – we are looking for you to demonstrate your competency in this focus capability.
  • Tell me about the most challenging or difficult conversation that you have had to have with someone. What was challenging and how did it turn out?
  • Tell us about the last time you had to sell an idea to your co-workers. How did you do it and did it work?
  • Then
    • Include a covering letter maximum (2) pages and an up-to-date resume of no more than three (3) pages which clearly details your skills, experience and capabilities as relevant to this role.
    • Ensure your profile is updated with current referees. You are required to provide e-mail addresses for two nominated referees, one of which must be a current or recent supervisor within the last 12 months.
    • Copies of Qualifications and Licences MUST be attached

    For application enquiries or technical issues, please contact the Talent Acquisition team via:

    Email: mayur.kaushik@justice.nsw.gov.au or

    Phone: 02 8688 1579

    For more specific information about the role please contact: John Harrison on John.Harrison@justice.nsw.gov.au or call 02 4582 2702

    Closing Date: 22 February 2021

    A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months. If a vacancy arises in your preferred location during this time, you may be contacted and asked to attend the location to meet the manager. From there a final decision will be made regarding whether to activate the talent pool. Offers are based on location preference, capabilities, knowledge and experience.

    To ensure recruitment at the Department of Communities and Justice continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods. This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and/or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone. By doing so, we will be adhering to the strict social distancing advice currently in place .

    Inclusion and Diversity lies at the heart of how we recruit

    We continue to hire great people with a wide variety of skills, experience and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ+ and other diversity groups.

    If you require an adjustment within the recruitment process, please contact Mayur Kaushik on mayur.kaushik@justice.nsw.gov.au and advise us of your preferred method of communication.

    If you are looking for more information about workplace adjustments at DCJ, please visit our Careers site .

    Wollongong, NSW

    Government, Defence & Emergency


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