You can fill a new vacancy with a candidate deemed the next most suitable in a previous recruitment process if all the following criteria are met:
a. the hiring manager selects a candidate no later than 3 months after the conclusion of the previous recruitment process
b. both the vacant role and the previously advertised role are the same Victorian Public Service level
c. the duties carried out in both roles are the same and in the same business unit (e.g., two youth justice workers in the same unit)
d. filling the vacancy in this manner is consistent with existing departmental policies.
See clause 17 of the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy.
Where a department / agency policy conflicts with the JSE Recruitment Policy, the JSE Policy prevails.