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Senior Project Officer - Courts, Tribunals and Service Delivery

NSW Department of Communities and Justice
  • Temporary full-time opportunity (up to 12 months)
  • Location: Parramatta 
  • Clerk Grade 9/10, Salary ($111, 077 - $122, 404), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading 

About us

The Department of Communities and Justice carries an important purpose across many areas of its work, particularly when it comes to improving outcomes for children and young people, Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people experiencing domestic and family violence, victims of sexual assault, juvenile offenders, people at high risk of reoffending, and people experiencing homelessness.

Working together for stronger communities means we can continue to deliver our services with a more unified and collaborative approach. This means a greater focus on prevention and early intervention, faster responses, more seamless operations, less duplication of effort and better outcomes.

Drug Courts are specialist courts that deal with offenders who are dependent on drugs. They emerged as a result of growing disenchantment with the ability of traditional criminal justice approaches to provide long-term solutions to the cycle of drug use and crime. Drug Courts aim to assist drug-dependent offenders to overcome both their drug dependence and their criminal offending. This is achieved through an approach combining treatment, social services as well as the oversight of the court. The Drug Court seeks improved outcomes for participants facing full time custodial sentences. 

About the opportunity

The successful applicant will be responsible for efficiently managing, coordinating and planning the expansion of the Drug Court to Dubbo. The Senior Project Officer will be guided by and report to the Executive Officer / Registrar and Senior Judge of the Drug Court of NSW in the implementation of establishing a Drug Court in Dubbo.

About You

The successful applicant must have excellent strategic, analytical and problem solving skills as well as the ability to:

  • Develop and maintain effective working partnerships with the key government and non-government agencies
  • Quickly acquire knowledge of the issues relevant to the operation of a therapeutic court
  • Deliver initiative which recognises and responds to the diverse needs of the Drug court clients and stakeholders
  • Demonstrate and use high level negotiation skills

Essential requirements of the role

  • This role involves occasional travel within New South Wales
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience

Does this sound like you? Download the Position Description attached below.

Applying for the role

To apply for this role you will need to click "Apply Now" and submit an application online via the DCJ Careers page.

Please note: to apply you will then need to create a profile and submit your application.  

During the application process, you will need to:

  • Attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as well as providing answers to the 2 pre-screening questions below:
    • Pre-screening question 1: Explain some challenges that you have faced in managing projects and how you overcame them
    • Pre-screening question 2: Describe an unpopular decision you had to make and how you communicated that to stakeholders

For further information about this opportunity, please contact Simon Moore on 02 8757 1142 or via email Simon.Moore@justice.nsw.gov.au using the subject line: Senior Project Officer - Courts, Tribunals and Service Delivery enquiry via EthicalJobs.

If you experience technical difficulties when submitting your application, please call 02 9765 3526. 

Important: 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 call (02) 9765 3526 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.

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

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