Correctional Officer - Security & Intelligence, Wagga Wagga

Division:  Corrective Services NSW

Wagga Wagga, NSW, AU, 2650

Req ID:  66982

Looking for a role with a better work life balance and where full training is provided?

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Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) operates custodial facilities (correctional centres) and provides community-based supervision across metro and regional NSW.  Security and Intelligence is a branch of CSNSW which provides several support services to CSNSW, including a high security transport service for the movement of inmates between correctional centres and the courts and supervision of inmates whilst at court.


Security and Intelligence is currently seeking applications from all members of the community, who are interested in working as a Correctional Officer at Wagga Wagga Court.


About the role:


  • Supervise inmates in the court or cell complex or during transportation.
  • De-escalate conflict situations e.g. inmates under stress or affected by drugs.  
  • Undertake security checks & inmates searches.
  • Undertake custody related administration.
  • Work collaboratively in a team.
  • Respond to emergency type situations including safely handling a firearm.


This is a special role which provides an essential service to the people of NSW. Successful candidates must be committed to living the DCJ values of Service, Trust, Accountability, Integrity and Respect. You can expect to be well rewarded with good pay, uniform provided and training leading to Certificate III in Correctional Practise. 


The primary training is facillitated in Sydney and Regional areas. The specific training location will be confirmed at the time of offer and accommodation can be provided to new officers where travel daily to the training centre is not possible.


The role offers:


  • Culturally diverse workplace with equal opportunity
  • Flexible work/life balance
  • Access to staff benefits
  • Supportive team environment
  • 12 week fully paid training program
  • Certificate III in Correctional Practice in the following 12 months


Requirements of the role: 


  • Minimum age of 18 years old
  • Current driver’s license
  • Australia or New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Willing to complete Certificate III in Correctional Practise.
  • Meet the medical standards to be a correctional officer and have reasonable level of fitness.
  • No visible inappropriate or offensive tattoos - Please refer to the dress manual for further information on what is deemed prohibited.


Additional Eligibility Criteria for Transport Roles


  • Willing to obtain a Medium Rigid License within 3 months of commencing the role (Transport and some regional court locations only)
  • Please note for court and cell locations there is minimal car parking available and you may need to pay for parking nearby or use public transport.


So, are you ready for more time for family, friends, and recreation?   Are you ready to learn a new trade which might open doors to a new career in the Justice system when your circumstances change?


 How to apply:


  • Answer all questions on the online application form. (Including the targeted question if applicable)
  • Ensure you have an up-to-date resume no more than three (3) pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to the position.
  • Ensure you have a brief cover letter no more than one (1) page introducing yourself and explaining your interest in the role.


Please note that due to a high volume of applications received. We will only review your application if a cover letter and resume has been submitted as a part of your application.


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It is important to note, that you can only apply for a Correctional Officer role with Corrective Services NSW ONCE in every 12 months and we will withdraw your application if you:


  • Have applied for a Correctional Officer (Casual or Ongoing) or Overseer role within Corrective Services NSW within the last 12 months.
  • You are currently going through the recruitment process for another location or Correctional Officer role within a Correctional Centre

Talent Pools


If your application is successful and you pass all pre-employment checks, your application will be placed into a talent pool. When a vacancy arises in your preferred location, the talent pool will be activated and offers of employment will be based on date of application, location preference, capabilities, knowledge and experience. A talent pool may be created for future casual, temporary and ongoing roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.


Some interviews and assessments may be performed via virtual platforms. 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. 


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+ and other diversity groups.


If you require an adjustment within the recruitment process, please contact Mozhda Neamat via  or call 02 8688 2863 and advise us of your preferred method of communication.


For application enquiries or technical issues, please contact the Talent Acquistion Team via:  or Phone1800 810 316 (option 1)

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