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Administration Officer - DNA Management Unit (VPSG2)

Administration Managers
Contract Full Time
14 days ago

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victoria Police

Salary: $54,755 - $70,315

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: VG/E20008999

The Victoria Police Forensic Services Department is an accredited laboratory that provides a professional forensic service to Victoria Police, persons involved with the administration of justice and the public.

Victoria Police

Forensic Services Department

Biological Sciences Group

DNA Management Unit (DNAMU)

Ongoing VPS-2 x 2 Administration Officer roles available

About the role:

The purpose of the DNA Administration is:

  • Provide ongoing administration to Section 464 of the Crimes Act with respect to DNA samples to ensure Victoria Police's responsibilities are met.
  • Provide administrative assistance, including compilation of statistics, preparation of audit lists, procedure manuals, action plans, reports and correspondence.

The Administrative Support Officer – is responsible for providing a quality administration service to the DNA Management Unit, particularly in relation to administrative actions required to ensure effective and efficient administration of person DNA samples taken under s464 Crimes Act 1958

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and support flexible working arrangements.

As the successful applicant, some of your duties will include:

  • Electronic recording of sample details, records and other details as required by legislation.
  • Quality Control of Post-Conviction samples obtained under s464 Crimes Act
  • Quality Control of Post-Conviction Forensic Procedure Orders
  • Maintain records, filing systems and distribute documentation relevant to DNA samples.
  • Answer incoming enquiries from customers, providing first line information/advice regarding DNA samples including legislative, Victoria Police policy and procedure compliance regarding DNA samples.
  • Maintain, monitor and update online DNA training
  • Provide administrative assistance, including compilation of statistics, preparation of audit lists, procedure manuals, reports and correspondence.
  • Provide recommendations to management on administrative procedures, as appropriate.
  • Provide ongoing administration to Section 464 of the Crimes Act to ensure Victoria Police responsibilities are met.
  • Under direction undertake other administrative duties relating to DNA samples, Court orders and support Organisational direction as and if required.

Skills & Experience

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in performing a range of administrative support duties including the preparation of reports and correspondence, minute taking and basic research activities.
  • Appropriate word processing and computer skills including the ability to develop and maintain appropriate work recording and monitoring systems.
  • Proven organisational and problem-solving skills and the ability to undertake and complete a number of activities within acceptable timeframes.
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to deal competently with senior police members, external agencies and other personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to function within a team environment and deal appropriately with sensitive and highly confidential information and issues.
  • An understanding of the customer service requirements of the position and a demonstrated record of strong commitment and achievement in meeting customer needs.
  • A proven record of ethical behaviour and a demonstrated commitment to the Victoria Police Code of Ethics and Conduct and the Organisational Values.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • Positions are located at 31 Forensic drive Macleod, Victoria.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide a DNA sample (buccal swab) for use in laboratory quality control procedures (elimination purposes only).
  • In accordance with the Acting Chief Health Officer's Direction – COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, you are required to be fully vaccinated and your employment with Victoria Police is subject to proof of vaccination.

Your application must include:

  • Resume, and
  • Completed application form - attached to the job advertisement

To apply, please click on the ‘Apply Now' button and follow the instructions.

Applications close midnight Tuesday 18th January 2022.

For further information on this role please contact Sergeant Bianca SMITH on 9450 9910.

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 Forensics VPS Recruitment via email

About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety.

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police:

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $54,755
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $59,957
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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