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Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victoria Police

Salary: $53,946 – $69,276

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: VG/E20029105

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

Forensic Evidence Management Group

Ongoing VPS-2 role available.

About the role:
The Forensic Evidence Management Group consists of three units; the Forensic Evidence Management Unit (FEMU), the Hazardous Materials Management Unit (HMMU) and the Forensic Evidence Destruction Unit (FEDU). FEMU, HMMU and FEDU – are responsible for receiving, documenting, recording on computer, packaging, labelling, storing, distributing and destroying items conveyed for forensic examination by VPFSC staff. The units liaise between operational police, other clients and forensic staff to facilitate the examination of items and to distribute reports. The units also liaise with various groups to reduce the handling and storage of exhibits prior to analyses or destructions.

The VPS2 Admin Officer – is responsible for providing a quality administration service to the FEMU, HMMU and FEDU.

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

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

Operate as an effective team member in a team environment and deliver a quality, timely and effective customer service, via telephone, email and counter service.
Provide timely and accurate advice to internal and external stakeholders, clients and customers based on relevant regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines.
Undertake data collection and analysis activities. Prepare routine correspondence, file notations and standard reports using a range of software applications.
Support the Forensic Services Department (FSD) Quality Management System, continuous improvement and planning processes through the identification, resolution and appropriate escalation of operational problems particularly relevant to the immediate work area.
Receive, label, record, package, store and distribute evidentiary items.
Maintain records, filing systems and distribute documentation relevant to exhibits.
Under expert direction, process and preserve biological samples as part of evidence storage.

Skills & experience:
As the successful applicant, you will ideally have:
Ability to establish and sustain collaborative and co-operative working relationships with people at all levels.
Good oral and written communication skills with ability to work effectively in a team.
Excellent customer service skills.
Ability to deal appropriately with sensitive, private and confidential information.
Ability to accurately maintain and use a range of electronic and manual records and information systems.

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Requirements and relevant information:
Position is located at 31 Forensic Drive, Macleod.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
The successful candidate will be required to provide a DNA sample (buccal swab) for use in laboratory quality control procedures (elimination purposes only)

How to Apply:
Your application must include:
Resume
Completed application form – attached to the job advertisement.
Applications without these attachments will not be considered.

If you require additional information or would like to discuss the role further, please contact Melissa Hall via email: Melissa.hall@police.vic.gov.au or 9450-3464.

Closing date for applications is midnight, Wednesday 7th April 2021.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through the following platform: Job Skills Exchange (JSE) or Careers.vic.gov.au website.
Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

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 hr.fsd@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 9450-9760.

About Us:
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

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