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Senior Trade Overseer (Senior Trade Supervisor) - Electrician - South Coast

Organisation/Entity: Corrective Services NSW
Job Category:
  • Prisons and Security | Prison Services
  • Trades and Services | Electrical
  • Trades and Services | Facilities Management
Job Location:
  • Illawarra & South Coast / Wollongong & The South Coast
Job Reference Number: 19179-35171299
Work Type: Full-Time
Closing Date: 10/05/2021 - 11:59 PM


Senior Trade Overseer (Senior Trade Supervisor) – Facilities Maintenance (Electrician) – South Coast Correctional Centre, CSNSW


  • Career Opportunity - with potential for further career advancement
  • Ongoing Full-Time
  • Location: South Coast Correctional Centre
  • Senior Overseer, Base Salary ($90,125), plus superannuation, incidental allowance and annual leave loading


About us:


The Department of Communities and Justice delivers legal, court and supervision services to the people of NSW by managing courts and justice services, implementing programs to reduce crime and re offending, managing custodial and community-based correctional services, protecting rights and community standards and advising on law reform and legal matters.


Corrective Services NSW employs trade Overseers, Senior Overseers and Managers in Corrective Services Industries (CSI) providing inmates in correctional centres with vocational training in service and commercial industries to improve their employment opportunities when they are released from custody. Employment is a proven factor in reducing the risk of re-offending.


About the role:

We are looking for an experienced Senior Trade Overseer to join the team at South Coast Correctional Centre. You must be able to work in a flexible manner and be a strong team player. In this role it is critical to multi-skill and be flexible within the Facilities Maintenance environment and, be willing to work on a cyclic on-call roster.


You will be responsible for providing leadership and mentoring to Overseers and, develop inmate employability skills. It is important to build strong relationships with stakeholders as you will plan, schedule and oversee the activities of the team to ensure productivity, efficiency and other commercial objectives are achieved.


About you:

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Proven knowledge and experience in Facilities Maintenance (Electrician)
  • Proven experience in management, providing ongoing development and support to your team and, inmates
  • An ability to work in a high-pressure environment and managing to deliver key business objectives within set timeframes
  • Have a strong understanding and working within the parameters of relevant policy and procedures
  • An ability to maintain a safe work environment in line with Work Health and Safety practices


For additional information on the role and responsibilities please Click here to download the role description.


Essential Requirements:


  • Current Certificate III in Correctional Practice or capacity to complete Certificate III in Correctional Practice in accordance with specified CSNSW timeframes
  • Current driver licence and preparedness to drive a vehicle in the course of performing the role
  • Trade qualification and proven post trade experience, specific to either of the trades below:
    • Electrician – Must possess Trade qualification in Electrical and hold current NSW Fair Trading Electrical Contractor Licence or Qualified Supervisor Certificate, (ACMA Open Cabling Registration or equivalent industry approved qualification desirable)


How you apply:


When applying you will need to attach:

  • Resume (maximum 5 pages)
  • Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as specified in the role description (please refer to the Role Description so that you can address the highlighted capabilities).
  • Copies of relevant Trade Qualifications and Licences MUST be attached


For application enquiries or technical issues, please contact the Talent Acquisition team via: Email: Suay Alptekin on Suay-Ilke.Alptekin@justice.nsw.gov.au 


For more specific information about the role please contact: Dave Parrish on Dave.PARRISH@justice.nsw.gov.au


Closing date: 10th of May 2021


A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months. If a vacancy arises in your preferred location during this time, you may be contacted and asked to attend the location to meet the manager. From there a final decision will be made regarding whether to activate the talent pool. Offers are based on location preference, capabilities, knowledge and experience.


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 Suay Alptekin on Suay-Ilke.Alptekin@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.