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Job Title : Senior Aboriginal Liaison Officer


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Senior Aboriginal Liaison Officer

Court and Tribunal Services

Salary: Level 4, PS CSA Agreement 2019, $80,452 - $84,797 per annum

Position number: 007741

Work type: Permanent - Full Time

Location: Perth CBD

Closing date: 2021-06-01 4:30 PM (YYYY-MM-DD)

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About us

When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focused organisation, working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live. We offer many different employment opportunities in locations around Western Australia. You will have a chance to make a real difference to your local communities and to the lives of those you work with.

About the role

The Senior Aboriginal Liaison Officer provides a high level of services and accurate information to Aboriginal court users that contribute to an efficient, effective and more culturally responsive court service. The incumbent will educate the Aboriginal community about the operations of the court and explain their rights, obligations, court procedures and protocols in language that they can understand and in a way that alters Aboriginal people's perceptions about court.

Occasional overnight travel to regional areas may be required via small aircraft, travelling on circuit with the Magistrate and on other occasions with community justice service staff to towns and remote Aboriginal communities. Support and assistance to the outer metropolitan Magistrates courts and metropolitan higher courts may also be required as directed.

Eligibility to Apply

The Department recognises Aboriginality as a genuine qualification for this position under 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984. To apply you must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) descent, identify as ATSI and be recognised as such by the ATSI community.

Current and valid 'C' class drivers licence or equivalent;

Occasional travel on small aircraft and overnight stays away from home may be required.

About you

If you have demonstrated leadership capabilities and thrive in a busy, hands on court environment, this role may be for you.

As part of the Magistrates Court team, the successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Work to improve communication and model integrity and respect in all interactions
  • Operate within the Department's Corporate Governance Framework, policies and procedures and ensure effective transparency and accountability of all Department activity
  • Operate within the chain of command to coordinate activities required to meet the Department's strategic objectives
  • Work collaboratively to achieve common goals and best practice and facilitate business improvements as appropriate
  • Facilitate cultural and management reforms within the Department through leadership and engagement
  • Represent the Department's interest on committees and working groups as required.

All employees are required to undergo employment screening, which includes a National Criminal History Check and other checks that may be relevant to the position requirements.

How to apply

Please ensure you review the attached JDF for further information about the requirements of the position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.

We require you to submit:

A current comprehensive CV including the contact details of two referees and a statement no more than 3 pages addressing the following job related requirements. Please provide examples to support your claims.

  1. Achieves Results
  2. Builds Productive Relationships
  3. Communicates and Influences Effectively

All remaining job related requirements and/or role specific criteria will be assessed at a later stage in the recruitment process.

Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.

To submit your application click the "Apply for Job" button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Subsequent Vacancies

Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy, may be considered for subsequent similar vacancies in the Department of Justice for a period of six (6) months, in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of the Commissioner's Instructions No. 2: Filling a Public Sector Vacancy.

Equity and Diversity

The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce as a part of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Management Plan and its Aboriginal Workforce Development Strategy. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women and youth.

Aboriginal job seekers may contact the Aboriginal Workforce Development Team on aboriginalworkforcedevelopment@justice.wa.gov.au or call Daniel English (08) 9264 1369 for culturally appropriate application advice or alternatively if you would like to seek assistance with your application, please contact Jobs and Skills WA on 13 64 64.

Further Information

If you would like further information regarding the position and/or vacancy please contact Renee Prosser, A/Regional Manager Goldfields on (08) 9093 5301 for a confidential discussion.