Program Manager

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is the Victorian Government’s lead agency for creating the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment. Our role is to increase jobs, investment, exports and opportunities; stimulate innovation, competitiveness, and confidence; and support sustainability.

The Department is committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, and support ways of working that help employees balance work and home life. The Department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Department offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.
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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/022479
Closing Date: 30-May-2018
Salary Range: $81,354 - $92,304
Job Duration: 18 Months
Attachments: Program Manager - Job Description.doc (Word, 171KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Chris Arnett
03 9651 8015

Position Details


  • $81,354 - $92,304  (plus superannuation)
  • Fixed Term (18 months)
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time
  • 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

The position of Program Manager forms a part of the Policy, Programs, Small Business and Employment Division within the Employment Investment and Trade Group.

The Employment, Investment and Trade Group delivers programs and services to grow the Victorian economy. Its focus is on creating jobs and raising incomes through industry development, targeted investment and increasing the export value of Victorian firms.

Reporting to the Manager, Programs (Industry and Transition) the position will work closely with funded agencies and stakeholders to deliver the Jobsbank Program under Jobs Victoria. The position will be accountable for delivering the Jobs Victoria Jobsbank initiative through undertaking full lifecycle program management activities including the development and refinement of program systems and processes, contract and risk management, reporting and administration.

The position will collaborate across sectors, divisions, portfolios, government and other stakeholders to strategically connect programs and initiatives that support Victorian economic development.

The successful candidate will have proven ability in implementing complex and innovative programs and initiatives, preferably in a labour market context. Highly developed consultative, communication and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated experience in preparing briefings with tight deadlines, and the ability to negotiate, influence views and gain cooperation are an advantage.

The Employment Outcomes Branch of DEDJTR delivers the Victorian Government's Jobs Victoria program that addresses disadvantage through a range of initiatives designed to enhance the levels of economic inclusion for long-term jobseekers and communities. As the Employment Outcomes branch is growing, this is one of several new positions which has been created to enable the ongoing delivery of Jobs Victoria.

For a confidential discussion, please call Chris Arnett, Manager, Industry and Transition Programs on 03 9651 8015.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button below.

Applications close at midnight on 30th May 2018 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

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