Communities and Justice

Maintenance (VI) Orana Youth Justice Centre,

Youth Justice


  • Ongoing Full-Time
  • Location: Dubbo
  • Level 1- 2 Salary ($62,839 – $72,077 pa), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading



About us


The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) is the lead agency under the Stronger Communities Cluster. DCJ works to enable everyone’s right to access justice and help for families through early intervention and inclusion, with benefits for the whole community. Stronger Communities is focussed on achieving safe, just, inclusive and resilient communities by providing services that are effective and responsive to community needs. For the first time, the creation of DCJ and Stronger Communities provides an opportunity to focus on prevention and early intervention across both the social welfare and justice systems.


Youth Justice is a dynamic organisation in a period of exciting change. Youth Justice supervises and cares for young offenders in the community and in detention centres in NSW. The division provides diversionary and community-based services, as well as custodial services in detention centres for young people on remand and on control order.



About the role


The role is that of a general maintenance officer providing support and supervision of external tradespeople, general maintenance duties, stock control and grounds maintenance.


This role undertakes duties such as


  • Coordination and supervision of external contract trades persons undertaking work within the Centre.
  • General grounds maintenance including a swimming pool and lawn mowing
  • Ensuring the overall facility is in good working order by undertaking required maintenance duties and ensuring they are completed on time and to a high standard.
  • General and equipment maintenance and handy-person duties
  • Stocktake and distribution of general stores




Essential Requirements


  • For Vocational Instructors (Trade, Maintenance, Grounds) Level 1, Year 1, relevant experience for the role is required.


           To progress to Level 2, Years 1-4, relevant Trade Certificate and Train Small Groups qualification or equivalent plus relevant experience.


  • NSW Working with children check for paid employment – The Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 requires persons engaged in children related work to have Working with Children clearances. If successful in this role you will be required to provide a Working with Children Check clearance number prior to commencing in the role. To obtain further information and to apply for a WWCC clearance please click here


  • It is an essential requirement of the role that successful applicants are fully vaccinated and able to provide acceptable proof of vaccination status.



About you


In addition to meeting the essential requirements, the successful candidate must demonstrate strong capabilities in:


  • Excellent communication skills with both tradespeople and non-tradespeople
  • You can plan and prioritise your workload and managing your own time while taking a flexible, problem solving approach to meet the needs of a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to keep good records including WHS record keeping
  • Excellent understanding of WHS requirements



Does this sound like you? Click here to download the role description.



Applying for the role


To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via https://jobs.dcj.nsw.gov.au/ or  www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au


For any technical support please contact the Recruitment team on 1800 810 316 Option 4 or the Recruitment Consultant – Lisa Smith on 02 8688 1119



When applying you will need to:


1.         Attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as specified in the role description.



Contact: Paula Mitchell – Assistant Manager P: 02 6881 0802 | M: 0407 898 155 Paula.mitchell@justice.nsw.gov.au


Closing date: 3 July 2022 at 11:59 pm




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 Lisa Smith on 02 8688 1119 or E: lisa.smith3@justice.nsw.gov.au 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.


A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.


Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.