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Freedom of Information Officer


Job title: Freedom of Information Officer

Company: State Government of Victoria

Job description: The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people’s homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .If you’re having any trouble viewing this ad and would like it or any attachments in an accessible format (such as large print), please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on the ad.For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)Job DetailsDepartment: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Work Type: Ongoing – full time Job Function: Legal Classification: VPSG3 Work Location: Melbourne – CBD Reference: VG/DFFH/CDS/633310A Closing Date: 23-Jun-2024 Salary Range: $74,580 – $90,558 Job Duration: N/A Attachments: (Word, 127KB)
Job SpecificationContact: Diantha Schut
(03) 8650 1350Position DetailsTHE ROLEThe Freedom of Information Officer works flexibly across all streams of FOI work. They act as an authorised officer under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic), respond to subpoenas, court warrants and other requests for child protection information. They determine the validity of applications, assess information for release, apply exemptions where required and make decisions on the release of information.ACCOUNTABILITIES INCLUDE

  • Retrieve, analyse and process information in response to requests for records, assessing the information against relevant legislation and ensuring timeliness, quality and completeness in responses.
  • Liaise with applicants and department staff regarding information requests.
  • Explain concepts and policies, procedures and guidelines relevant to freedom of information and subpoena processing.

Please open the position description to read more.COVID-19 VACCINATION
The department strongly recommends (but does not mandate) that employees maintain their COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with current , given their individual circumstances. As of June 2023, DFFH does not require evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status.HOW TO APPLYAll VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the (JSE)
https://jse.vic.gov.au/user/login?destination=/new-home-page
portal.Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria.
Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)Please apply to submit your interest in this position.Job details Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Job Reference: VG/DFFH/CDS/633310A
Location: Melbourne – CBD
Work Type: Ongoing – full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG3
Salary Range: $74,580 – $90,558
Job Duration: N/A
Date posted: 06-Jun-2024
Application Close Date: 23-Jun-2024
Attachments: (Word, 127KB)
Job SpecificationContact:Diantha Schut(03) 8650 1350

Expected salary: $74580 – 90558 per year

Location: Melbourne, VIC

Job date: Fri, 07 Jun 2024 00:46:40 GMT

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