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Senior Information Officer (VPSG3)

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Job Ref:  VG/20034787F
Employer:  Victoria Police (VIC)
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Melbourne VIC, Australia (Show on map)

The Freedom of Information Division was established after the introduction of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (‘the Act’). The Act confers on all members of the public the right to apply for access to documents held by Ministers, agencies and statutory bodies – including departments, hospitals and educational institutions.

The Act has four main functions:

  • To provide a general right of application to access documents
  • To enable individuals to amend incorrect information about them held by government
  • To provide rights of appeal in relation to the previous two functions
  • To require agencies to publish certain details about themselves and their functions

As one of the successful applicants you will join the team at the Freedom of Information (FOI) Unit of Victoria Police bringing with you appropriate administrative, team management and customer service experience and the ability to undertake a range of activities by processing requests for information and providing sound advice in relation to FOI legislation and processes to our stakeholders.

Your duties will include:

  • assessing FOI requests and providing recommendations
  • negotiating and consulting with applicants and key stakeholders
  • providing authoritative advice regarding FOI legislation, policies and administrative procedures

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • strong time management skills in relation to changing timeframes with a high attention to detail
  • a high level of interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • the ability to negotiate and influence people
  • the ability to work in a team environment through flexibility and achieving common goals
  • the ability to interpret and apply policies and legislation

Requirements and relevant information:

  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.

Applications close Thursday 20 September 2018 - No applications will be accepted via email.

For further information on this role please contact: Mitchell Beach on 9247 5774 or via email

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email


About Us:

Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. 

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. 

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