We accept applications for current vacancies though our recruitment system.
First time applicants will need to register before submitting an application.
Specific information about what you will need to submit when applying is listed on the job advertisement. Most roles require submitting a resume and a cover letter or application form (contained within the online application) addressing the key selection criteria.
View a guide to completing key selection criteria
The e-Recruitment system also allows you to manage your job applications and set up job email alerts.
If you have any questions about the application process, or you require advice and support with the process, please contact our recruitment team.
For any questions about a role, please contact the staff member listed on the job advertisement.
Interviews and assessments
Your application and supporting documents will be reviewed by a selection panel, with suitable candidates shortlisted for an interview.
Interviews may be undertaken in-person at our Melbourne or Ballarat office, or online via MS Teams.
Assessments may also be undertaken during selection process such as ability or cognitive tests, psychometric testing or behavioural-style questionnaires, written assessments, or verbal presentations.
We conduct reference checks for candidates in serious contention for a role. If you are the preferred candidate, we will conduct a range of pre- and post-employment checks before issuing you a letter of offer.
Most roles are subject to a probation period, and all new starters will undertake an induction program during their first few weeks in the role.
Pre-employment misconduct screening requirements
Before a final offer of employment is made, you are required to complete a pre-employment misconduct screening declaration and consent form. More information is available on the VPSC website.
The inherent requirements of the role and intrinsic risk(s) will be considered by when assessing declarations of misconduct in previous workplaces.
We are committed to providing and maintaining a working environment that is safe and without risk, consistent with the department’s obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act). Therefore, there is a requirement that all SRO employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes (unless an exception applies).
To meet its obligations under the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions and the OH&S Act, we will request vaccination information or evidence of an exemption in the pre-employment stage. Inability to provide this may impact your subsequent employment.