First Nations Police Liaison Officers Wanted for Community

Positions vacant with Queensland Police Service

Title: First Nations Police Liaison Officer (Identified)
Organisation: Queensland Police Service
Location: Darling Downs – Maranoa
Closing date: 06-Dec-2021

Additional Information
There are currently two (2) positions vacant located at Murgon.

Special Conditions
This is an identified position. It is a genuine occupational requirement that an Identified position be filled by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person as permitted by and arguable under Section 25, 104 and 105 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act (1991)

One of the referees should be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who can attest to the applicant’s background, knowledge, skills and experience as they relate to the cultural capabilities.

This position involves driving of QPS vehicles. The occupant of this position is required to hold a Queensland ‘C’ class driver’s licence, or have the ability to acquire a driver’s licence.
This position requires wearing a Police Liaison Officer uniform and adherence to the QPS Code of Dress and Appearance.
This position requires working to a set roster and may also involve weekend work and shift work to attend local festivals, and forums and to meet the policing needs of the local area. Shift penalties and overtime may apply.
Successful applicants will be required to successfully complete the first available Police Liaison Officer Initial Employment Training program. This training program is run at the Queensland Police Service Academy, Oxley. Meals, accommodation and travel will be paid for by the Service, but participants must be available to leave their local area for 2 weeks to complete the training.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Your Key Accountabilities will include:
– Contribute to organisational understanding of First Nations (Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander) cultures.
– Assist police officers to communicate effectively with cultural appropriateness to members of the local community by providing advice on First Nations customs and protocols.
– Work with QPS members to identify opportunities to strengthen community engagement and the development of QPS crime prevention and early intervention strategies, that are culturally appropriate.
– Assist First Nations community members to access policing services and provide advice to QPS members on referral to other community services where necessary.
– Positively and proactively engage with First Nations community groups to identify and build community based and/ community led programs and initiatives.
– Identify and link key stakeholders across police, community and government agencies in support of community based/ community led programs and/ or initiatives to improve community safety.

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