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Custodial Correctional Officer

Queensland Corrective Service Academy; People Capability; Organisational Capability; Lockyer Valley Correctional Centre, Spring Creek

Queensland Corrective Services is looking for Custodial Correctional Officers (CCOs) who are committed to making a difference in other people's lives. To thrive in this role, we are looking for people who have energy, empathy, resilience, communication skills and the ability to find common ground with anyone. This is a continuous applicant pool, and we are hiring for CCOs in two of our centres located at Spring Creek near Gatton.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Emergency & Protective Services
Classification GS1
Workplace Location Toowoomba region,Ipswich region
Job ad reference QLD/520233/23
Closing date 23-Oct-2024
Job duration
Contact person SQCPS2 Recruitment
Contact details 07 35657696
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Salary per fortnight:  $3,470.91 to $4,234.48 (includes shift allowances and superannuation)

Salary per annum: $90,552.13 - $110,473.18 (includes shift allowances and superannuation) 

How do I apply?

You will need to complete an online application which includes a current written resume. The resume needs to have your skills and employment history.
This talent pipeline is open for candidates to apply for the role of Custodial Correctional Officer (CCO) for Southern Queensland only. Applicants should only lodge an application for this advertisement if they are interested in employment in the Lockyer Valley region.

If you are interested in other locations and/or centres across Queensland, please refer to the QCS CCO general advertisement.  

Once we receive your application, you will be contacted by the SQCP-S2 Recruitment Team to complete a short questionnaire to assist us in determining your eligibility/suitability to progress in the recruitment and selection process.

If you are a current CCO working for us (QCS) and seeking a transfer to the Lockyer Valley Correctional Centre (LVCC), please refer to the Project's internal EOI for transfer at level process outlined on our internal microsite.

What skills and experience do I need?

You don't need any prior experience or qualifications to be a CCO.

Our staff come from all walks of life.  CCO's are part of a multi-disciplinary team that provides safe and secure services.

We are an inclusive organisation. We value and respect differences and the diversity of thought, and experiences. We encourage applicants representing all genders, cultural backgrounds, ages, languages, sexual orientations, family responsibilities and people with disability to apply. We respect, protect and promote human rights in our decision-making and our actions.

We invite and welcome applicants who identify with one or more Diversity Target Groups as defined in Section 25 of the Public Sector Act 2022 and meet the eligibility and suitability requirements.

What type of work will I do in the CCO role?

Below are some of the role's responsibilities. If you are successful, these are some of the activities you would do:

  • Induct prisoners into the centre.
  • Staff prisoner accommodation units.
  • Support and oversee prisoner attendance at vocational training, education & employment.
  • Support engagement in cultural programs.
  • Create file notes and reports for case management.
  • Operate control rooms.
  • Undertake perimeter surveillance and searches.
  • External escorts.

About Lockyer Valley Correctional Centre (men's) and Southern Queensland Correctional Centre (women's)

  • The Lockyer Valley Correctional Centre is currently under construction.
  • When complete in 2024, it will be a men's facility that will focus on rehabilitation to reduce offending. 
  • Southern Queensland Correctional Centre is a women's facility that provides high security placement accommodation for sentenced and remand women that are classified as high or low security.

More information about QCS and roles at Lockyer Valley Correctional Centre:

Visit: Unlock Your Potential | Queensland Corrective Services (

Phone: 07 3565 7696



Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Job ad reference: QLD/520233/23

Continuous Applicant Pool

Further information

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