Senior Programs Evaluation Officer/ Evaluation Officer
Department for Correctional Services
Job reference: 485457
Location: 5000 – ADELAIDE
Job status: Long Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

About the Department for Correctional Services

The Department employs approximately 1,900 staff and has responsibility for nine prisons and sixteen Community Correctional offices across the state. Our vision is for a safer community by protecting the public and reducing re-offending. We work towards this through the contribution of staff who are employed in a wide variety of fields, from correctional officers and teachers, to social workers, psychologists and supervisors of court orders. Their commitment ensures we deliver quality services to prisoners, offenders and victims of crime. We strongly promote diversity and equity in our workforce, which directly contributes to greater effectiveness and better outcomes. In a supportive and collaborative environment, you will encounter interesting professional challenges and you will work alongside dedicated and passionate people who help to turn around the lives of offenders and rebuild lives affected by crime.



Senior Programs Evaluation Officer – ASO6

The Senior Programs Evaluation Officer is responsible for the coordination and implementation of evaluation and research projects for rehabilitation programs, including providing high level conceptual, evaluative and research skills to the Offender Development Directorate. The evaluation projects will support the achievement of overall Correctional Services strategy in delivering effective rehabilitation programs for all offenders.


Evaluation Officer – ASO5

The Evaluation Officer is responsible for the planning and implementation of evaluation and research projects for the Department. The evaluation projects will support the overall Correctional Services strategy in delivering effective rehabilitation program for all offenders.


Special Conditions

Section 47 of the Public Sector Act 2009 applies in conjunction with other provisions of the act and other applicable industrial entitlements.
The incumbent is required to satisfactorily complete a National Criminal History Check;
A current South Australian Driver’s Licence is essential;
A flexible approach to working hours is required;
Some interstate and intrastate travel will be required which may necessitate overnight absences.

Essential: Nil
Desirable: Degree in Psychology, Social Sciences, Criminology, Statistics or other related discipline.



ASO5: $82,042 – $91,245

ASO6: $94,176 – $104,165



Ms Sophie Ransom

A/Team Leader, Program Services Unit

8226 9139



Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted online via I Work for SA.

All written applications are required to include additional information that specifically addresses the selection criteria outlined in the Advice to Applicants relative to the role you are applying for.

Your response to each key selection criteria should not exceed one page in length.

Please note: Applicants that do not address the selection criteria may be disadvantaged during the shortlisting process.

Refer to the Advice to Applicants for information on how to apply.

Applicants are required to complete the Employment Declaration if not currently employed by the Department for Correctional Services.


Additional Information

This is a temporary vacancy for up to 12 months.

Successful applicant will be appointed at either classification depending on the qualification and experience held.

It is a requirement for any non-ongoing DCS employees to be fully vaccinated with a Therapeutic Goods Administration approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Applications close: 31/05/2022 11:00 PM

– ASO5 Evaluation Officer JP May 2022.pdf
– ASO6 Senior Programs Evaluation Officer JP May 2022.pdf
– Advice to Applicants Criteria – PEO.pdf
– Advice to Applicants Criteria – SPEO.pdf
– DCS Pre-Employment Declaration DCS CC2018 – V1.6.1.pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.