NSW Government

Trade Overseer – Ground Maintenance

  • Location: Tamworth Correctional Centre
  • Employment Type: Ongoing opportunity
  • Salary range: $88,178.00 pa plus Incidental Allowance, Superannuation and Leave Loading

Your role

We are looking for a proactive and dedicated Trade Overseer to work at our Ground Maintenance Business Unit at Tamworth Correctional Centre.

As the standout candidate for this role, you will have robust communication skills, a positive attitude, strong work ethics and integrity in line with CSI core values to train and supervise inmates.

What you’ll do

Supervise and develop inmates through managing, coaching, instructing, and encouraging them, as members of a team, in order that they may improve their work skills, enhance their post-release employment prospects, and contribute productively to Service/Business Unit objectives. Oversee the activities of the team to ensure productivity efficiency and other commercial objectives are achieved whilst ensuring all Workplace Health & Safety, Quality Management requirements and customer service needs are met.

Join an organisation with a rich history where your trade experience is valued. Trade Overseers are trade qualified Correctional Officers with the essential role of training and supervising inmates and staff in their work-related activities within a correctional centre.

Successful candidates are provided with paid training to undertake Certificate III in Correctional Practice at an allocated Brush Farm Corrective Services Academy training facility.

What we’re looking for

  • Proven post trade experience
  • Ability and willingness to work across trades as required
  • Relevant trade qualifications in Agriculture, Horticulture or Landscaping (minimum Cert III)
  • Current Certificate III in Correctional Practice or capacity to complete within required timeframes (Primary training will be provided by CSNSW)
  • Current NSW Driver Licence and preparedness to drive a vehicle while performing the role

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We focus on hiring people who share our commitment and goals of inclusion, collaboration, adaptability, courage and integrity. If you meet the essential requirements and the role resonates with you, please apply, you do not need to meet every desired requirement for us to want to talk to you.

What We Offer

We offer a variety of benefits, including:

  • A challenging and rewarding career
  • Flexible, autonomous work environment
  • Competitive pay and conditions
  • Training and development opportunities to build and maintain capabilities
  • Health & Wellbeing and Employee Assistance Programs.

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We do work that really matters

Working for the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) provides lots of opportunities to make a real difference. We collaborate with other agencies and community partners, to improve lives and realise the potential of children, adults, families and communities. We’re focused on breaking, rather than managing, disadvantage. It’s work that really matters.

Apply now and join where we will support you and provide an exciting and flexible working environment!

Are you ready to join us?

Click apply, attach a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements of the role as well as an up to date resume (maximum 5 pages).

Applications clos: Friday 16th February 2024 at 11:59pm AEST.

Got a question?

For more information about the role or what it’s like to work for DCJ, please contact the hiring manager Michael Love via email

If you’ve got a question about applying or would benefit from an adjustment in the recruitment process to help you perform at your best, please call Mariyah Hanif on 0499 722 613 or via

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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.

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Other Information

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

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