Senior Project Officer

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.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Negotiable
Reference: VG/060475
Closing Date: 03-Apr-2017
Salary Range: $90,890 - $109,969
Job Duration: 2 years
Attachments: 060475_Senior Project Officer VPS5.doc (Word, 171KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Martin Collins
9651 8154

Position Details


  • $90,890 - $109,969  (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term (2 years)   
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne, CBD  (flexibility may be available)

The position of Senior Project Officer forms a part of the Community and Social Innovation Branch in Programs, Small Business and Employment Division within Employment, Investment and Trade Group.

The Employment, Investment and Trade (EIT) Group comprises eight divisions: Investment and Economic Projects, Regional Development Victoria, Sector Development; Programs, Small Business and Employment, Industrial Relations Victoria, Trade Victoria, Major Projects Victoria and Metropolitan Economic Development Victoria.

It provides investment attraction and facilitation assistance to attract new international and domestic investment. It supports growth and change in regional Victoria through the provision of better infrastructure, facilities and services. It also provides programs to link business workforce needs with skilled migration and untapped labour sources. Importantly, it provides business information, advisory and referral services for all Victorian businesses through Small Business Victoria and its network of international and domestic Victorian Government Business Offices.

The Community and Social Innovation Branch supports the growth of inclusive local economies in targeted locations across Victoria. The Branch works directly with communities and stakeholders to increase the responsiveness and coordination of local services in areas of high unemployment and low labour market participation.

Working within a dynamic environment, the Senior Project Officer will  work with a local steering group to lead the development of site-specific and multi-faceted economic inclusion projects. This will include identifying and co-ordinating relevant funding streams from across Government to address priority areas for action as identified by the steering group.  

High level conceptual and analytical skills with the ability to apply complex concepts to project development are essential. The successful applicant will have high level communications and influencing skills with the ability to develop effective, collaborative  working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including local communities.

The successful applicant will work effectively as a member of a team, enjoy flexible working arrangements and undertake a wide variety of work across the division.

For a confidential discussion, please call Martin Collins, Director Community and Social Innovation on 9651 8154.

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 see the attached position description.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below.  All applications must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 3 April 2017 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

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