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Senior Overseer Facilities Maintenance - Oberon Correctional Centre

Communities and Justice - Central Mangrove, NSW

Trades & Services
Source: uWorkin

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Senior Overseer (Senior Trade Overseer) - Facilities Maintenance Electrician or Plumber - Ongoing – Corrective Service Industries, Oberon Correctional Centre

  • Career Opportunity - with potential for further career advancement
  • Ongoing Full-Time
  • Location: Oberon Correctional Centre, Oberon 2440
  • Senior Overseer - Base Salary ($90,125), plus superannuation, incidental allowance and annual leave loading 

About us:

The Department of Communities and Justice delivers legal, court and supervision services to the people of NSW by managing courts and justice services, implementing programs to reduce crime and re offending, managing custodial and community-based correctional services, protecting rights and community standards and advising on law reform and legal matters.

Corrective Services NSW employs trade Overseers, Senior Overseers and Managers in Corrective Services Industries (CSI) providing inmates in correctional centres with vocational training in service and commercial industries to improve their employment opportunities when they are released from custody. Employment is a proven factor in reducing the risk of re-offending.

About the role:

We are looking for a Senior Trade Overseer to join the team at Oberon Correctional Centre. As a Senior Trade Overseer you will be responsible for providing leadership and mentoring to Overseers as well as supervise and develop inmates through managing, coaching, instructing and encouraging them to develop and improve on their work skills. In this role you will assist and support the inmates to enhance their post-release employment prospects and contribute productively to Business Unit objectives. This role will see you plan, schedule and oversee the activities of the team to ensure productivity efficiency and other commercial objectives are achieved whilst quality and safety requirements and customer needs are continuously met. You will specifically be supervising:

  • Overseers
  • Inmates
  • Correctional Officers
  • Visitor or Contractors to the workplace

About you:

The ideal candidate will meet the Essential Requirements and be able to demonstrate ability to meet the Focus Capabilities and Key Accountabilities of the role, such as:

  • Lead and direct the activities of work teams and appraise the performance of supervised staff and provide counsel and feedback to ensure organisational and personal development objectives are achieved.
  • Participate in planning and reviewing quality and continuous improvement processes.
  • Supervise, coach, train, instruct and work with inmates to develop their work skills whilst creating and replicating a real workplace environment.
  • Provide and promote detailed input to case management through the Work Readiness Program.
  • Ensure Duty of Care and compliance with relevant CSNSW and CSI policies, practices, procedures and probity requirements.
  • Manage budget and resources efficiently and effectively to achieve planned outcomes.
  • Create and maintain a safe working environment for staff, contractors, inmates and visitors to comply with Work Health & Safety legislation
  • Ability to meet the Key Accountabilities and Focus Capabilities of the role
  • Creating and maintain a safe working environment for staff, contractors, inmates and visitors to comply with Work Health & Safety legislation

Click here to download the role description.

Essential Requirements:

  • Current Certificate III in Correctional Practice or capacity to complete Certificate III in Correctional Practice in accordance with specified CSNSW timeframes
  • Current driver licence and preparedness to drive a vehicle in the course of performing the role
  • Minimum Certificate III trade qualification and proven post trade experience, specific to either of the trades below:
    • Electrician – Must possess Trade qualification in Electrical and hold current NSW Fair Trading Electrical Contractor Licence or Qualified Supervisor Certificate, (ACMA Open Cabling Registration or equivalent industry approved qualification desirable)
    • Plumber – Must possess Trade qualification in Plumbing and hold current NSW Fair Trading Plumbing Contractor Licence or Qualified Supervisor Certificate

Applying for the role:

Simply click ‘apply’ to complete the application form. You will be redirected to our Departmental Jobsite. Please complete your application on there.

You must answer the following target question as part of the online application (maximum 350 words:

Target Question 1

How would you instruct a low-skilled workforce?

Target Question 2

How would you implement a quality management system within Facility Maintenance?

When applying you will need to attach:

  • Resume (maximum 5 pages and including 2 Referees – one must be a current supervisor)
  • Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as specified in the role description (please refer to the Role Description so that you can address the highlighted capabilities).
  • Copies of Trade Qualifications and Licences MUST be attached

For application enquiries or technical issues, please contact the Talent Acquisition team via: Email: Suay Alptekin on [email protected] or Phone: 02 8688 2874

For more specific information about the role please contact: David Francis on [email protected]

Closing date: 5th of March 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.

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 Suay Alptekin on [email protected] 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.