14d ago

Experienced Correctional Officers Alice Springs, Tennant Creek

NT Government

Base pay $88k - $97k
Permanent Full time Standard business hours
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Full job description

Northern Territory Correctional Services has an important role in our justice system – to supervise and rehabilitate prisoners in custody, and offenders under supervision in our communities.

As a Correctional Officer, your role will be dynamic and challenging. You will help make our communities safer by supporting and mentoring prisoners to become responsible community members when they leave custody. You will help deliver services that enable prisoners to improve their lives and successfully reintegrate back into the community.

Correctional Officers work as part of a team that is responsible for the safe, secure and humane management of prisoners. 

A uniformed career with Northern Territory Correctional Services offers:

  • Challenges and opportunities to learn new skills and contribute towards prisoners’ rehabilitation.
  • Have a positive impact on the lives of Aboriginal people.
  • Making a difference in someone’s life. 
  • Work in a culturally diverse environment. 
  • Work on a 24/7 roster. 
  • Job diversity and a rewarding career
  • The camaraderie that comes with working in a corrections environment – you’ll be part of a great team. 


There are a range of benefits including:

  • Excellent conditions of employment and good work/life balance.
  • Career advancement opportunities and support.
  • Six weeks recreation leave each year with an additional one week leave granted for working 10 Sundays or more during a calendar year.
  • Flexible working conditions. Correctional facilities operate on a 24 hour roster system, seven days a week.
  • Excellent conditions of employment 
  • Equal Opportunity and a Safe Working Environment.
  • Four months long service leave, after completing 10 years of service.
  • Subsidised gym membership at a location convenient to you

Selection criteria for an Experienced Correctional Officer include:

  • Being of good character, with strong communication and organisational skills, and understand the value of being a team player. 
  • Having the skills and ability to work in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Being an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident of Australia.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working as a Correctional Officer (not including training)
  • Having a minimum of 2 years’ experience working as a Correctional Officer. Training time does not count toward minimum requirement.
  • Certificate III in Correctional Practice (or equivalent) is the essential minimum qualification
  • Holding a full Northern Territory driver’s licence with competence in driving manual vehicles upon commencement.
  • Holding a current approved First Aid Certificate valid for six month upon commencement.
  • Ability to meet and observe the Northern Territory Chief Health Officer’s - Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 COVID-19 Directions at the time.


A generous salary, inclusive of allowances:

  • With a Certificate III in Correctional Practice commencement salary is $61,372 - $67,333 plus 34% consolidated allowance, plus 9.5% superannuation ($88,068 - $96,622 remuneration package)
  • With a Certificate IV in Correctional Practice commencement salary is $67,333, plus 34% consolidated allowance and 9.5% superannuation ($96,622 remuneration package)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

For further information regarding these positions please contact NT Correctional Services Recruitment on 08 8928 7392 or NTCS.Recruitment@nt.gov.au.

To apply visit https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/Search

Quote vacancy number:  33533 - Alice Springs, Tennant Creek
Quote vacancy number:   3191 - Darwin

Download an information pack: https://justice.nt.gov.au/correctional-services/corrections-careers/correctional-officers/_recache

Note: NTPS employees subject to CHO Directions No. 41 of 2022 requires workers in high risk places to have received their third dose (booster) by 11 March 2022 and CHO Directions 52/2022 now requires remaining employees to have received their third dose (booster) by 22 April 2022 (except where a medical exemption is granted).


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Job details
Date posted
15 Jun 2022
Government, Emergency & Defence
Police & Justice
Above avg.
$88k - $97k
Contract type
Work type
Full time
Job mode
Standard business hours
Work Authorisation
Australian citizen / Permanent resident

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