Project Officer, Regional Victoria

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

Our work supports a range of diverse portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We also oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do.
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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/033140E
Closing Date: 25-Sep-2022
Salary Range: $72,751 - $88,336
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: SRR - PD - CSI - Project Officer, Regional Victoria - VPS 3.docx (Word, 118KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jane Ferguson
0400 017 429 or

Position Details

  • $72,751 to 88,336 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term to 30 June 2023
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Level 15, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne (flexibility may be available)

This is a prioritised position for people with disability in accordance with the Special Measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic). People with disability are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given priority consideration for this role.

The Team

The position of Project Officer, Regional Victoria forms a part of the Sport and Recreation Victoria branch within the Sport, Recreation and Racing group.

The Sport, Recreation and Racing Group

Sport, Recreation and Racing (SRR) is comprised of Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV) and the Office of Racing.

SRV aims to create greater sport and active recreation participation opportunities for all Victorians in order to maximise economic, social and health benefits and enhance Victoria's liveability.

This is achieved by supporting the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events and the Minister for Community Sport in the management of major sports facilities, administering grant programs that develop community facilities, strengthening the capacity of sport and recreation organisations, developing more active recreation and other innovative options to increase overall participation rates, reducing barriers to participation for specific population groups, supporting world-class sporting events and Victoria's high performance sport sector, and reinforcing the role that sport and active recreation plays in growing the Victorian economy, supporting jobs and building stronger communities.

The Office of Racing administers racing legislation, supports and implements the government's racing policy objectives and facilitates the ongoing relationship between the government and stakeholders within the racing industry. The Office of Racing supports the Minister for Racing.

The Role

The role specifically supports Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV) staff in regional and rural Victoria, to ensure the timely administration, implementation and management of SRV's investment into community sport and recreation infrastructure projects, participation programs, and strategic planning initiatives.

Sport and Recreation Victoria, within the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, manages several investment programs that seek to increase participation in community sport and recreation by maximising the delivery of outcomes most aligned to Victorian Government objectives and those within Active Victoria.

Are you?

Conscientious and able to manage multiple tasks?

Able to develop high quality written material in a timely manner?

Capable of working cohesively in a dynamic team environment?

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Jane Ferguson, Group Manager, Regional Victoria on 0400 017 429 or

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, in line with the Chief Health Officer (CHO) Directions and any other legislative requirements, directions, policies or procedures, including but not limited to any requirement to provide evidence of vaccination status.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department. For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

Please note: If you require an adjustment to participate in any stage of the recruitment process or have a particular requirement to be communicated with by either telephone or email only, please notify the DJPR Recruitment Team at with the position number in the subject line.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 25 September 2022.

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