Position Number: 20035228
About the role:
Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and support flexible working arrangements. Victoria Police's role is to serve the Victorian community and uphold the law so as to promote a safe, secure and orderly society. Victoria Police achieves this by:
- Preserving the peace
- Protecting life and property
- Preventing offences
- Detecting and apprehending offenders
- Helping those in need of assistance.
The health, safety and wellbeing of employees, and ensuring healthy, safe and respectful workplaces, are integral to the achievement of the organisation’s primary role: to deliver a safer Victoria. An integral part of fulfilling this role is ensuring the ethical health of the organisation which includes the effective management of police officer misconduct.
The Discipline Inquiry Officer has the responsibility of inquiring into and determining charges of misconduct against police officers.
Your duties will include:
- Ensure all aspects of the Victoria Police discipline inquiry function are managed efficiently and in accordance with relevant legislation and common law principles.
- Impartially preside over inquiries, assess evidence and submissions and make sound judgements.
- Ensure the accurate and consistent application of administrative law principles, in particular the principles of natural justice, as they apply to modern disciplinary inquiries.
- Ensure that the pre-hearing processes are utilised effectively to expedite inquiries.
- Ensure strong governance models are adopted for all aspects of the function resulting in timely, fair, well-reasoned and consistent outcomes.
- Provide expert guidance and advice to Victoria Police Executive Command on the review of practices, guidelines and trends relating to and emerging from discipline inquiries.
- Lead the development and ongoing assessment of effective and efficient policies, practices and services that enhance organisational capacity around discipline investigations and other processes.
- Build strong partnerships with all stakeholders and ensure an understanding of community, member and organisational expectations and consult with appropriate stakeholders in developing plans and strategies.
- Provide management, guidance and leadership to staff under the Discipline Inquiry Officer’s supervision.
- Promote the integrity of, and community confidence in, Victoria Police’s disciplinary processes.
As the successful applicant, you will have:
- Extensive experience in conducting complex and sensitive hearings and determining outcomes consistent with relevant legislative and industrial requirements
- Advanced written and verbal communications skills along with conceptual thinking and sound analytical approaches to support decision making
- Demonstrated ability to effectively manage, influence and interact with a range of stakeholders and build trust in the delivery of fair and reasonable outcomes in disciplinary hearing matters
- Admission to practice as an Australian Lawyer
- Possess a current Australian practising certificate which authorises the holder to supervise legal practice by others
Requirements and relevant information:
- position will be located at the Victoria Police Centre (VPC), 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
- Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
- The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
- As a member of the Legal Services Department you will be located, on selection, at a specific office within a Division for a particular advertised opportunity. However given occasional legal service demand issues you may be required at times to undertake varied work within the Department. This supports the Departments commitment to a flexible and deployable legal workforce and professional development opportunities in a range of legal domains.
Your application must include:
- Completed application form - attached to the job advertisement.
Applications close midnight, Sunday 6 September 2020
Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; the Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic), Job Skills Exchange (JSE) website, Seek, Lawyers Weekly and Legal Careers.
Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.
For further information on this role please contact: Shaun Le Grand on (03) 8335 7218 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org or Sascha Gelfand on (03) 8335 5242 or via email email@example.com.
If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 8086.
Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps