Department of Justice and Community Safety

Job Description

Seeking an experienced Technical Writer
This is a fixed-term opportunity until 30/06/2025
Attractive VPS 5 salary between $ 105,479 – $ 127,621 + 10.5% superannuation

What does the business unit do?

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) delivers a justice and community safety system that works to build a safer, fairer and stronger Victoria. Technology Solutions explores and employs modern technology to serve the department’s business needs. The business unit is responsible for the department’s IT strategies, policies, projects, architecture, infrastructure, corporate systems and service management of IT suppliers.
Technology Solutions (TS) provides a range of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) services for the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS). The branch sets the strategic direction of ICT in alignment with the business direction. TS is responsible for ICT strategies, initiatives, architectures, policies, projects, applications and infrastructure services in a multi-sourced environment.

What will the role do?

The primary responsibility of the role is to support program leads with the development of technical documentation.
The secondary responsibility of the role is to perform librarian duties for the program. That is, ensuring the quality of documentation is produced to departmental standards and is otherwise fit for purpose, in accordance program deliverables and organised (stored) in a way that is intuitive for consumers to navigate
What skills should a Technical Writer have?

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

Solid experience working as a technical writer developing a range of ICT documentation on a large ICT project or programme of work. This may be as a writer or in another role that requires documentation skills and disciplines (e.g. a Business Analyst, Communications Officer).
Expert in using MS Office tools (Word, Powerpoint), solid experience with MS Sharepoint. Experience with Confluence preferred (but not required)
Some graphic design skills preferred
Experience working within a large ICT environment using processes that ensure control of documentation quality
Experience working within technology delivery teams or projects
To learn more about the type of skills you will need to thrive in this role, please read the position description attached.

What’s in it for you?

You will be working for the Department of Justice and Community Safety, which is one arm of the Victorian State Government, a recognised top employer of choice nationally. All our staff work to the vision of a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.
There are many advantages in working for the department, including:

A fair salary – enjoy great work conditions and salary sacrificing options.
Transparent performance framework – approach your work with confidence in how you’re tracking, working to professional development plans agreed on by you and your manager.
Generous leave entitlements – provisions for many forms of leave; including personal, parental, carers, study, cultural, compassionate, and sick leave.
Employee Assistance Program support – you are encouraged to use this short-term, confidential counselling service if you’re experiencing emotional stress, relationship problems, conflict with others or personal issues. This support is also available for financial counselling and retirement planning.
If you have any queries, please contact Mladen Canadi, Program Control Manager on 0411 113 895 or [email protected]
We want to make sure all Victorians feel represented by the department’s work. One of the ways we do this is by recruiting a diverse workforce – we welcome people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability and cultural background. We are also committed to the Victorian Government’s promise to increase the number of veterans working in the public sector.
We’re proud of our individual differences. We’re proud of the many languages we speak and the stories we can share with each other. We hope you will share your story too.
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email [email protected].
If this sounds like a compelling job that you believe your skills would be a great match for, please APPLY NOW. Applications close 11.59pm on Tuesday 30 May 2023.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.
If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.
For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.
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