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Correctional Officer

Tasmanian Government - Hobart, TAS

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Full Job Description
Correctional Officer (Various)

Department of Justice
Tasmania Prison Service

Applications must be submitted by Sunday 18 April, 2021 11:55 PM
Position details
Applications close: Sunday 18 April, 2021 11:55 PM AEST
Award/Classification: Correctional Officers Agreement 2019 - Correctional Officer Training (Day Work)

Salary: $56,001.00 per annum
Employment Type: Permanent, shift work
Region: Various
Location: Various Prison Facilities located at Risdon, Hobart and Launceston

Salary Range: Salary range for Shift Work is $76,956 - $84,964. During training, salary is $56,001 per annum.

The Tasmania Prison Service is seeking applications from highly motivated people who are looking for a challenging career in the correctional field with a dynamic, diverse and progressive organisation.

Correctional Officers come from a wide range of backgrounds. They join us because the work is rewarding, diverse and absorbing. Although its not without its challenges, being a Correctional Officer delivers a large amount of job satisfaction and the knowledge that they are playing an active role in the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners, while also contributing to the safety of the Tasmanian community.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate resilience, maturity and flexibility along with high levels of literacy, numeracy and excellent computer skills and digital literacy.

Prior training, experience and qualifications in corrections are not required. However, applicants should be able to demonstrate attributes in the following areas: team orientation, very high level interpersonal skills, integrity, strength and stamina, resilience, respect, supportive, accountable, tolerant, assertive, adaptable, decisive, dependable, courage, motivated, patient, objective, able to read people and situations and to think critically and problem solve.

Successful applicants will undergo 10 weeks training with the Tasmania Prison Service to help develop these skills and abilities and enable them to become professional and effective Correctional Officers. The training provides successful trainees with the opportunity to acquire a Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Custodial) which is a nationally recognised qualification.

During the recruitment process applicants will be assessed for their suitability to perform the duties of a Correctional Officer which also includes psychological and workforce health/fitness assessments as well as criminal history background checks. Applicants need only submit a current resume/curriculum vitae and complete the required information/application form to be considered for a position. Response to the selection criteria is NOT required.

Applicants must provide a mobile phone number and an email address, where possible, as these will be used as the primary form of communications.

Hours per fortnight

76.0 hours per fortnight, on a fully rotating roster.

Essential Requirements
Physical fitness, medical suitability and psychological characteristics appropriate to the duties of Correctional Officer.
Pre-employment checks

The Head of State Service has determined that the person nominated for this vacancy is to satisfy a pre-employment check before taking up the appointment, promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Pre-employment checks:
Arson and fire setting; Violent crimes and crimes against the person; Sex-related offences; Drug and alcohol related offences; C.rimes involving dishonesty; Crimes involving deception; Making false declarations; Malicious damage and destruction to property; Serious traffic offences, Crimes against public order or relating to the Administration of Law and Justice; Crimes against Executive or the Legislative Power; Crimes involving Conspiracy.

2. Disciplinary action in previous employment

3. Identification check

Desirable Requirements
Current unrestricted driver’s licence
Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

How to apply

Applicants need only attach a current resume/curriculum vitae and complete the required information/application form. A response to the selection criteria is NOT required.

Post your application with the following application form to:
Human Resources
Department of Justice
GPO Box 825

For more information

Alika Ertl
Administration Officer
Tasmanian Prison Service

1800 233 911 or (03) 6165 7276