Deputy Inspector - Correctional Services
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 18 November 2019

Classification: Senior Officer Grade A
Salary: $145,048
Position No: 22312
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised (Gazettal date): 04 November 2019
Contact Officer: Neil McAllister on neil.mcallister@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 9062

Details: The Office of the Inspector of Correctional Services (OICS) is an independent body formed pursuant to the Inspector of Correctional Services Act 2017 (ACT). The OICS is led by the Inspector of Correctional Services with the Inspector reporting only to the ACT Legislative Assembly. The OICS provides a comprehensive agenda and a whole of system focus, for overall improvement of correctional services, leading sustainable change towards achievement and maintenance of best practice in the ACT. This includes the conduct of systematic and regular reviews of correctional centres and services, including the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), Justice and Community Safety Directorate, and later in 2019, the Bimberi Youth Justice Centre (Bimberi), Community Services Directorate. The OICS also conducts reviews of critical incidents as defined in the Act. As the Deputy Inspector you will manage the daily business of the office, supervise staff and provide advice and support to the Inspector and exercise all necessary financial delegations to manage the office and in the absence of the Inspector. The Deputy Inspector has delegated authority to exercise the powers of the Inspector under Sections 19, 22, 23, 24 of the Inspector of Correctional Services Act 2017. In the absence of the Inspector, the Deputy Inspector will represent the Office at ACT Legislative Assembly Hearings, meetings with Minister and Directors-General, AMC and Bimberi Oversight Agencies’, and stakeholder forums and conferences.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Being female is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s 34(2)(i) of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT) as the duties of the role will involve conducting interviews about sensitive issues with female detainees, and these investigative services can be most effectively undertaken by a person of the same sex. Post-graduate tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline such as law, human rights or criminology are highly desirable.
Note: Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, name and contact details of two referees and a ‘pitch’ of no more than three (3) pages addressing how your Knowledge and Experience meet the Professional/Technical Skills and Knowledge and Behavioural Capabilities for the role.
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