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Policy & Project Officer, Clerk Grade 7/8

Communities and Justice - Sydney, NSW

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Policy & Project Officer

Department of Communities & Justice
Corrective Services NSW

  • Clerk Grade 7/8
  • Ongoing Full-Time role
  • Location: Sydney City, relocating to Parramatta in 2022

About Us
The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) was formed in 2019 with the merger of two former departments Family and Community Services (FACS) and Justice.

By combining FACS and Justice, the two former agencies are now able to work together as DCJ to support everyone’s right to access justice, to help families, and to promote early intervention and inclusion, in order to provide benefits for the whole community.

Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) is a Division of the Department of Communities and Justice. CSNSW contributes to achieving the two major Government goals of preventing and reducing the level of re-offending, and improving community confidence in the justice system.

Offender Services and Programs (OS&P) Corrective Services New South Wales (CSNSW), provides a range of services and programs to people in custody and programs to support those who are sentenced to a community service order. CSNSW delivers services and programs to reduce reoffending; to promote health and well-being; and to assist with reintegration back into the community.

The Services Development and Integrity provides operational support to Custodial Case Management and policy and project support to State-wide Services, supporting OS&P staff working in Correctional Centres. The team offers diversity in work and is responsible for the development and implementation of key projects as part of the Premiers Priorities to Reduce Reoffending.

About the role
The SDIT Policy and Project Officer will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team within Offender Services and Programs to provide essential support to OS&P services staff.

The role is responsible for project and policy development, providing advice, maintenance of policy and procedure in order to support the delivery of OSP services in CSNSW. The role provides specialist advice in the development of policy and procedures, project management.

About You

You are organised, self-motivated who can work independently as well as within a collaborative team environment. You possess well developed communication, negotiation, conflict resolution skills, and have an interest in ensuring project, policy and procedure supports high quality effective practice in the field. You maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

You must have:

  • a good understanding of the work Services and Programs Officers (SAPOs) undertake in the field
  • knowledge and understanding of the concepts of reintegration and strengths based work with people in custody
  • demonstrated ability in providing effective communication across a spectrum of stakeholders
  • agility, and experience working in a multidisciplinary team

For more information: 

Click here for Role Description 

Applying for the role

To apply for this role you need to simply click ‘apply’ to complete the application form.

When applying you will need to:

Answer the two pre-screening questions below – we are looking for you to demonstrate your competency in this focus capability.

  • Outline your ideas on how reintegration services can be enhanced
  • Describe and give examples of your organisational and communication skills working with key stakeholders


Attach a resume (maximum 4 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 1 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role (as explained in the role description).

Ensure your profile is updated with current referees. You are required to provide

e-mail addresses and phone contact details for two nominated referees, one of which must be a current or recent supervisor (within the last 12 months).

For application enquiries or technical issues, please contact the Talent Acquisition team via:

Email: [email protected] or

Phone: 02 8688 1579

For more specific information about the role please contact: Peta Blood on [email protected] or (02) 8346 1061

Closing Date: 20 April 2021

A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months. If a vacancy arises during this time, you may be contacted and asked to meet the manager. From there a final decision will be made regarding whether to activate the talent pool. Offers are based on, capabilities, knowledge and experience.

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 contact 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.