Bakery Overseer

Job No: GEO1468
Location: Junee

About The GEO Group Australia

We are the country's leading provider of outsourced correctional services, operating in NSW, QLD and VIC. GEO aims to deliver better corrections and create safer communities. We focus on providing a continuum of care and integration of services to make a real difference in the lives of people we work with.

The GEO Group Australia is the country's leading provider of outsourced correctional services, operating in NSW, QLD and VIC. Our goal is to deliver better corrections, and in doing so, create safer communities. As a Registered Training Provider (number 3570), GEO offers a wide variety of training programs which are nationally accredited.

For more information about our organisation and Junee Correctional Centre, visit our website at

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About Junee Correctional Centre

Junee Correctional Centre is located in Junee, New South Wales, 40 kilometres north-east of Wagga Wagga.

Junee has been continually managed by GEO on behalf of Corrective Services NSW since opening in 1993. It is New South Wales' largest regional correctional centre.

Junee’s primary role is to safely and securely house up to 853 adult male prisoners and progress their sentence plans by delivering a comprehensive range of education, vocational training, reintegration and offending behaviour programs. Together, these lower a prisoner’s risk of re-offending and increase the likelihood of successful community reintegration.

The team at Junee achieves exceptionally high levels of prisoner engagement with its responsive interventions. This includes developing strategies that encourage and enable previously-marginalised prisoner groups such as Indigenous Australians and the chronically ill to participate.

The Centre is currently undergoing an expansion which will see it transition to a maximum security Centre, housing up to an additional 480 maximum security offenders.


About the Opportunity

The Bakery Overseer is responsible for supervising the running of the Bakery within the Industries environment, providing instruction to inmates in accordance with HACCP and WHS regulation and operation of structured day. To ensure the goals and objectives for the Centre are accomplished according to contractual requirement and policy direction from The GEO Group Australia. This position will assist with the development, maintenance, ongoing operations and continuous improvement of the Centre's integrated management systems to retain accreditation to ISO 9001, ISO 45000, ISO 22000, HACCP, ISO 14001, ACHS and RTO. 

With a requirement to undertake the 9 week pre-service correctional officer training course, as well as attaining CSC30115 Certificate III in Correctional Practice, this position will be responsible for ensuring operational security procedures are adhered to within the Industries area.

The hours for this full time position are Monday to Friday 7.30 am till 3.30 pm, or as otherwise operationally determined.  

Due to the nature of this business, you will need to have the ability to operate in a correctional setting and comply with the Centre's security procedures. You will also need to obtain and maintain a satisfactory security clearance as approved by the Commissioner of Corrective Services NSW. Such clearance is unlikely to be granted if you have been convicted of a criminal offence.


Skills and Experience

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Successful completion of the 9 week pre-service correctional officer training course provided by GEO (upon next available course).
  • Completion of CSC30115 Certificate III in Correctional Practice (to be completed within 12 months of commencing 9-week pre-service training course).
  • Completion of an appropriate apprenticeship and trade certificate in baking/pastry cook.
  • Experience in inventory and stock management.
  • Current First Aid Certificate.
  • An understanding of the Australian and New Zealand Food Standard Regulations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of HACCP and ISO22000 requirements.
  • Implement and maintain HACCP and ISO22000 accreditation system in the operation to ensure quality procedures.
  • Detailed knowledge of the Food Services Act and implementation of hygiene requirements. 

About the Benefits

Joining GEO is your chance to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of prisoners, their families and the community.

You will receive ongoing support and professional development opportunities, subsidised meals and internal career opportunities.


Application Process

In order to assist GEO in processing your application for employment and determining your suitability and eligibility for a position with The GEO Group Australia, we ask that you complete a short questionnaire as part of the application process.

Due to the nature of our industry you will find that some of the questions contained in this questionnaire are unique and are different from those that you may have encountered in applying for other positions.

Please note: If you are successful in obtaining an interview for this position you will be required to complete a Statutory Declaration attesting your answers to this questionnaire.

The successful applicant will be required to satisfy a pre-employment functional assessment as well as psychometric testing.

At the end of the questionnaire, you will be required to attach a current Resume.

For any further information about the application process, please contact HR Officer Sarah Bishop on 02 6930 5583.


Additional Information

To obtain further information about this role, download the position description HERE or contact the Finance and Administration Manager, Chris Moor on (02) 6930 5523.



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Applications Close – Monday 14th October 2019 at 8am

GEO is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are highly encouraged to apply

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