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Safety Officer

Job no:974049
Work type:Permanent Full Time
Location:Various Locations

$66,079 - $70,142 pa (plus super)

Permanent Full Time (38 hours per week)

The City of Greater Dandenong is an organisation of exceptional character. We invest in the development of our people and the community and we strive to be a workplace that is respectful, engaged, accountable, creative and honest. We are a progressive organisation, in a city that is on the move and we offer a dynamic and rewarding work environment.

We offer exceptional working conditions and are focused on providing a workplace that values diverse contributions, cares for your health and wellbeing and fosters a positive work culture. We ensure all people have an equal opportunity for employment and advancement within our organisation.

We embrace our diverse community and work environment and encourage applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.

This exciting role sits within Council’s Regulatory Services Department, reporting to the Team Leader Public Safety and Security.  Regulatory Services encompasses a range of functions including Public Safety and Security, Animal Management, Local Laws and Parking Management teams. This role has the responsibility of engaging directly with customers, Council staff, contractors and other visitors to the Civic Centre and Dandenong and Springvale Libraries, with a focus on the primary objectives which include:

  • To monitor and patrol Council’s civic precincts, including libraries and other facilities, to ensure community safety and protection of Council’s assets is maximised.
  • To prevent loss and damage to Council and private assets within civic precincts.
  • To provide high level customer service advice to precinct visitors and Council staff.
  • To assist in maximising the effectiveness of safety and security infrastructure in and around civic precincts.

To be successful in this role, the applicant will require the following knowledge, skills, experience and attitudes:

  • Certificate III / IV Security and Risk Management or Current Security Guard license (Unarmed Guard, Control Room Operator), level qualification or alternatively knowledge and skills gained through on-the job training commensurate with the requirements of the role, preferably with Level 2 First Aid and/or Chief Fire Warden certificates. Relevant knowledge and skills should include:
    • providing public safety and security services, including diffusing difficult situations,
    • interpreting regulations, Local Laws, policies and procedures,
    • managing time, setting priorities, planning and organising work, both on an individual and team basis,
    • undertaking investigations, interviewing witnesses, victims of crime and suspects, as well as preparing enforcement documentation such as infringement notices and/or briefs of evidence.
  • Must be available to work regular weekend / evening shifts and reasonable overtime.
  • A satisfactory Functional Capacity test, current Victorian driver’s license, and satisfactory (and ongoing) Police and Working with Children Checks supplied prior to offer of employment and commencement.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and gain the full cooperation and assistance of other team members, Council management and staff;
  • Ability to gain cooperation from others and diffuse difficult inter-personal confrontations in a tactful and professional manner;
  • Well-developed oral & written communication skills including the ability to prepare clear and concise written documentation;
  • Competency in using up to date technology to complete safety and security tasks or responsibilities, including software programs, CCTV systems and mobile devices.

Applicants must adequately meet the requirements of the role and fully address the selection criteria contained in the position description. To view a copy of this position description, please click on the link below.

Download File Safety Officer - February 2020.pdf

You may be required to undertake practical testing, work preference profiling / psychometric testing, functional capacity assessment (physical) or aptitude testing.

The successful candidate will be asked to produce a clear Working with Children Check and will be asked to consent to a national police check (and where relevant an ‘international criminal history check’), subject to the operation of spent conviction laws. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

We offer a range of benefits for staff including a friendly team environment, salary sacrificed child care (where available), discounted gym membership and a vibrant social club.

Further information: Amy McLoughlin, 8571 1506
Applications close: 5pm, Friday, 14 May 2021