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Job Ref:  03252
Employer:  Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (NT)
Job Type:  Full Time
Northern Territory, Australia (Show on map)



Department of the Attorney-General and Justice   

Work Unit

Darwin Correctional Centre, Business Support Unit

Job Title

Finance Officer


Administrative Officer 4

Job Type

Full Time


Fixed from 03/09/2018 to 16/11/2018


$66,015 - $75,783



Position Number







Vanessa Bates on 08 8928 7424 or

Agency Information

Information for Applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and an attached detailed resume/cv.  For further information for applicants and example applications: click here

Information about Selected Applicant’s Merit

If you accept this position, a detailed summary of your merit (including work history, experience, qualifications, skills, information from referees, etc.) will be provided to other applicants, to ensure transparency and better understanding of the reasons for the decision. For further information: click here

Special Measures

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce which is representative of the community we serve. Therefore under an approved Special Measures recruitment plan, ATSI applicants will be given priority consideration and preference in selection for this vacancy if they meet all essential selection criteria and are suitable at the position level. For further information: click here

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Primary Objective: The finance officer is responsible for provision of quality financial service and support to internal and external clients including handling of prisoner private monies and associated financial management for the Darwin Correctional Centre (DCC).


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1.      Management of prisoner private monies including receipting, cash payments, discharge monies and prisoner earnings.

2.      Reconciliation of the cheque and cash advances held by DCC.

3.      Assist the Administration & Finance Manager with procurement, funds and budget management issues.

4.      Handle a range of enquiries, face to face, telephone or electronic and provide clear, timely, practical information and guidance in accordance with relevant NT Government Legislation and Departmental Policies.

5.      Contribute to fostering and developing a work environment of quality, customer focused service delivery.


Selection Criteria


1.      Demonstrated experience in cash management and handling including reconciliations, financial management and revenue collection/reporting.

2.      Demonstrated experience in confidential support functions and office administration procedures.

3.      Proven skills in the effective use of computerised accounting systems and spreadsheet applications including Mainframe for the delivery of client services.

4.      A proven ability to source, interpret and apply legislation and policy pertaining to finance functions.

5.      Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision, using initiative and sound judgement and manage priorities and deliver quality outcomes in a changing environment with tight deadlines.

6.      An ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures with an awareness of multicultural issues and their impact in a custodial environment.

7.      Knowledge and understanding of custodial operations in the Northern Territory and understanding of the requirements and limitations of working within a complex secure environment.



1.      Knowledge and understanding of custodial operations in the Northern Territory and understanding of the requirements and limitations of working within a complex secure environment.


Further Information: The Department of the Attorney-General and Justice (NT Correctional Services Division) has a Smoke Free Policy. Staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on Departmental premises, facilities or in vehicles, nor whilst working off-site. The preferred applicant/s will be required to complete a pre-employment questionnaire and the successful applicant/s will be required to undergo a criminal history check (confirmed by fingerprints and name check) prior to commencement of employment. An adverse criminal history will not necessarily exclude an applicant from this position.  All NT Correctional Services employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

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