Policy and Projects Officer (Protective Security) (357943)

Department of Justice
Office of the Secretary
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Tasmanian State Service Award - General Stream Band 5


$96,584.00 to $101,313.00 per annum

Employment type:

Fixed-term, full-time





Job description:

To contribute toward delivering protective security programs and projects and to develop associated policies and procedures. To undertake research and analysis and to support the work of the Department by providing advice relating to protective security policy.

We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people living with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers and LGBTIQA+ people.

The Department of Justice supports reasonable adjustment requests in any stage of the assessment process to remove barriers and facilitate full participation in all aspects of employment for applicants with disability. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in an interview or recruitment activity, please inform the contact listed at the end of this vacancy.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace and understand the importance of flexible working arrangements.  Talk to us about how this could work for you.

Period of Appointment

2 years

Hours per fortnight

73.50 hours per fortnight - flexible options available. 


  • Coordinate and undertake activities to support the program, project, policy, and other initiatives consistent with Tasmania’s Protective Security Policy Framework and the Agency Protective Security Roadmap.
  • Contribute to the development of the Agency Protective Security Plan, including providing support in relation to risk assessment and mitigation.
  • Prepare correspondence, reports, briefing notes, plans, and other documentation.
  • Research and analyse protective security related issues and provide advice, and recommendations.
  • Provide advice to agency managers and employees on matters relating to protective security policy.
  • Represent the Department on working groups and forums as required.
  • The incumbent can expect to be allocated duties, not specifically mentioned in this document, that are within the capacity, qualifications and experience normally expected from persons occupying positions at this classification level.

Pre-employment Checks

The Head of State Service has determined that the person nominated for this vacancy is to satisfy a pre-employment check before taking up the appointment, promotion or transfer.

The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Pre-employment checks

• Arson and fire setting
• Violent crimes and crimes against the person
• Sex-related offences
• Drug and alcohol related offences
• Crimes involving dishonesty
• Crimes involving deception
• Making false declarations
• Malicious damage and destruction to property
• Serious traffic offences
• Crimes against public order or relating to the Administration of Law and Justice
• Crimes against Executive or the Legislative Power
• Crimes involving Conspiracy

2. Disciplinary action in previous employment.

3. Identification check.

Desirable Requirements

Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Download File Statement of Duties (357943) Policy and Projects Officer - Protective Security - May 2024.docx

Download File Statement of Duties (357943) Policy and Project Officer (Protective Security) May 2024.pdf

Download File About the Department of Justice (Office of the Secretary).DOCX

Download File About the Department of Justice (Office of the Secretary).pdf

Download File Information for Applicants (DOJ) Short Form Application.docx

Download File Information for Applicants (DOJ) Short Form Application.pdf

Download File FAQs Short Form Application.docx

Download File FAQs Short Form Application.pdf

How to apply

To apply, please provide a Short Form Application which is a 1-2 page covering letter outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the Statement of Duties, and a copy of your current Resumé/CV.  We do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria.

Please note if you submit the details of your referees with your application the Selection Panel may contact them without notifying you.

Please apply online by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

Refer to the 'Information for Applicants (DOJ)' document for further information.  Please note, attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

If you are unable to submit your application online, please contact the Department of Justice Recruitment Team on (03) 6165 4914.

For more information

Name: Stewart Johnson
Position: Director Strategic Projects
Email: stewart.johnson@justice.tas.gov.au
Phone: (03) 6165 6764  

Reasonable Adjustment Queries

Organisational Development and Design Team
(03) 6165 7603

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