Prison Officer

Location: Bunbury & South West
Company: Department of Justice
$78,352 – $90,295 per annum

The Department is seeking applications from people interested in becoming Prison Officers at Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison (Kalgoorlie), West Kimberley Regional Prison (Derby), Greenough Regional Prison (Geraldton), Albany Regional Prison and Bunbury Regional Prison.

The Department of Justice is committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal people, women, people with a disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply as we want you and your cultural knowledge to help us build and shape the Department’s service capability.

As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Women are also encouraged to apply, under Section 27 (2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, to ensure the gender balance requirements of our workforce are met.

About us

When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focused organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live. We offer many different employment opportunities in locations around Western Australia. You will have a chance to make a real difference to your local communities and to the lives of those you work with.

About the role

We are looking for people who want to make a positive difference to the lives of people in our care. As a Prison Officer no two days are the same and you will find yourself being a role model and mentor or a teacher and trainer. Prison Officers play a vital part in the rehabilitation of prisoners while ensuring the safety of the community.

Prison Officers use common sense and life experience to handle challenging situations professionally. You will be fair and consistent in the way you treat people and will balance your authority with understanding to build positive and strong relationships with your colleagues and prisoners.

Prison Officers enjoy flexible working conditions, generous leave entitlements and a competitive salary. You will have the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised qualification and will be provided with on-going training and support throughout your career. Being a Prison Officer is not just a job, it is an opportunity to build a long term and secure career within the Department of Justice.

If you would like further information about the role, or have enquiries related to the recruitment and selection process then please contact the Bulk Recruitment Team on [email protected] or call 1800 974 199 during business hours.

Aboriginal job seekers may contact the Aboriginal Workforce Development Team on [email protected] or call (08) 9264 1700 for culturally appropriate application advice.

We look forward to receiving your application!


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