Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
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  • Sydney


Corrective Services NSW
Senior Investigations Officer - Temporary up to 2 Years, Full Time - Clerk Grade 9/10 - Long Bay Correctional Centre, Malabar About us: The Department of 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 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
: This role is responsible for conducting critical or serious incident inquiries relating to sensitive matters such as deaths in custody, inmate escapes or alleged assaults on offenders to enhance protection of the public interest.
- Undertake fact finding assessments and workplace investigations to determine the basis and nature of complaints, matters of interest and sensitive incidents.
- Identify issues and analyse evidence to assist determine their relevance for investigation.
- Prepare concise and detailed high level evidence based reports and related documents on relevant findings of investigations for the consideration of the Professional Standards Committee, to enable decisions on the need for formal investigation and any proposed disciplinary actions.
- Conduct analysis and risk assessments and provide high level reports and recommendations to senior management regarding findings of identified risk, negligence, systems / policy / procedural failures or omissions of responsibility, to inform the review and implementation of improved compliance and governance and internal control systems.
- Alert of any contingency and incidental issues that might emerge as part of investigations, to enable executive management to determine if there is a requirement for the involvement of external agencies.
- Record investigation activities, information and outcomes on relevant databases to enable storage and easy access of up to date, accurate and readily available information for tracking and reporting of matters to Professional Standards Branch and senior management. Essential Requirements:
- Certificate IV in Government Investigations or higher qualification or extensive relevant experience
- Relevant experience in the conduct of misconduct and other investigations in a public sector environment
- Knowledge of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 (GSE Act), rules of evidence, civil and administrative procedures and the machinery of government
- Current driver’s licence and preparedness to drive a vehicle in the course of performing the role About you: We are looking for an experienced investigator who is prepared to respond to “Critical Incidents” on short notice and who is well versed in all facets of the investigative processes; possessing a thorough working knowledge of the ‘rules of evidence’ and the principles of “procedural fairness”. Ideally, you will be someone who is a self-starter and possess the capability to effectively manage competing priorities in a high volume work environment, ensuring deadlines are met. to download the role description.

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