Supervising PCO

    The Supervising Police Custody Officer (PCO) role provides an opportunity to work in a leadership capacity in the custody area. You will be a valued member of the local Police team and play a crucial role in the management and welfare of persons in custody.

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    Supervising PCOs will coordinate the day-to-day operations of a team of PCOs. Supervising PCOs are Victorian Public Servants who oversee the health, wellbeing, safety and supervision of persons in custody, Victoria Police staff and visitors. The Supervising PCO role offers a stimulating, challenging and rewarding career.

    Role Accountabilities

    • Supervise and coordinate the day-to-day operations of a team of PCOs including monitoring quality of service delivery to ensure that events/processing occur in a timely manner
    • Oversee the health, well being, safety and supervision of persons in custody, Victoria Police staff and visitors
    • Carry out prisoner management functions for more complex prisoners, in accordance with established legislation,policies and procedures
    • Monitor, supervise and undertake administrative and personnel functions of the unit, providing leadership,motivation, mentoring, performance management and coordination of training activities to team members
    • Give evidence in court when required

    Police Custody Officers work 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The actual shifts that a Supervising PCO works will depend on local requirements.

    Supervising PCOs will be stationed at 15 locations around Victoria:

    • Ballarat
    • Bendigo
    • Broadmeadows
    • Dandenong
    • Frankston
    • Geelong
    • Heidelberg
    • Mildura
    • Mill Park
    • Morwell
    • Moorabbin
    • Ringwood
    • Shepparton
    • Sunshine
    • Wangaratta

    Application Process
    The Application Process is the same as for the PCO role, however Supervising PCOs will also be assessed on their leadership capabilities and experience.

    Salary and Benefits
    As an employee you will have access to great benefits while working in an interesting and rewarding environment. The base salary is $75,271 - $80,987 plus 9.5% superannuation (Effective 1 July 2018). There will also be shift allowances in addition to the base salary (on average 10-15% of base salary). In line with the conditions of the Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement, you will be entitled to up to 5 weeks leave per year, 14 weeks paid maternity leave, carer’s leave and defence force leave.

    The initial training for external applicants or internal applicants without the prerequisite experience in custody will be 12weeks. This will consist of 8 weeks in the Police Academy and 4 weeks in the workplace to which you’ve been appointed.

    After finishing your initial training, there will be ongoing on-the-job training.

    Information Sessions
    Information sessions will be held in a number of locations around the state. Please click here for more information.

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