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Classification & Placement Officer, Clerk Grade 5/6

Accounts Clerks
Contract Full Time
13 days ago

Department of Communities & Justice
Corrective Services NSW



  • Clerk Grade 5/6
  • Ongoing Full-Time role
  • Offender Management & Programs
  • Mannus Correctional Centre


About the Company
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 (CSNSW) delivers professional correctional services and programs to reduce the risk of re-offending and enhance public safety. It serves a key function of the NSW Communities and Justice Sector by providing effective, safe and humane management of offenders both in custody and in the community CSNSW also works in partnership with other government and community agencies to ensure that offenders and their families are supported.


About the role

As a Classification and Placement Officer, you will primarily be responsible for but not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate and facilitate the Classification and Placement processes, policy and procedures to achieve the appropriate, efficient and effective placement of inmate’s state-wide.
  • Coordinate and participate in the operations of the Classification and Placement process in a custodial environment to achieve quality outcomes linked to the NSW Premiers Priorities.
  • Conduct thorough analysis of information, generate reports and review and monitor records.


About You
To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply current legislation, policies and procedures in respect Classification, Reception, Screening and Induction, and movements.
  • Understanding of contemporary corrections issues and priorities.
  • Current and valid driving licence and willingness to travel within NSW.



  • Attractive salary ($87,493 -$96,540) plus superannuation and environmental allowance
  • Industry leading training and career development
  • Generous leave entitlements including flex leave


Please note:
 Successful applicants when offered will be required to undertake Classification and Placement training.


How to Apply


In your application, you are also required to respond to the two target questions listed below:


  • Tell us about your experience working in a high pressure, high volume and time sensitive environment.
  • Tell us about your ability to interpret complex information to inform stakeholders tasked with decision making


For application enquiries or technical issues, please contact the Talent Acquisition team via:

Email: or call 02 8688 1579


For more specific information about the role please contact: Leanne Jones on or call 02 6941 0333


Closing date: 23rd September 2021


A talent pool will 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.


To ensure recruitment at the Department of Communities and Justice continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods. This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and/or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone. By doing so, we will be adhering to the strict social distancing advice currently in place


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+, culturally and linguistically diverse people, carers and other diversity groups.

If you require an adjustment within the recruitment process, please contact 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.

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $87,493
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $95,805
* 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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