Senior Project Officer - Safety and Wellbeing

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.

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Negotiable
Reference: VG/080627
Closing Date: 26-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183
Job Duration: 30/6/24
Attachments: PD SPO BAS Safety and Wellbeing.docx (Word, 115KB)


Contact: Michael Rosier
0408 233 448

Position Details

Senior Project Officer – Safety and Wellbeing

  • $102,637 - $124,183 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term to 30 June 2024 
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Negotiable (flexibility may be available)

Reporting to the Learning and Development Manager, the Senior Project Officer – Safety and Wellbeing plays a fundamental role in the coordination and delivery of projects, communications and initiatives that support the health, safety and wellbeing of all staff in the Biosecurity and Agriculture Services (BAS) branch.

The key accountabilities of the role include:

  • Develop and deliver a program plan of safety and wellbeing activities and communications to improve safety and wellbeing for all branch staff.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with key internal staff.
  • Manage and coordinate projects and project teams.
  • Provide Secretariat services for the BAS Safety Consultative Committee.
  • Lead activities in consultation with the BAS Safety Consultative Committee to promote positive safety and wellbeing behaviours.

The position of Senior Project Officer – Safety and Wellbeing forms a part of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Services branch within the Agriculture Victoria group.

The Biosecurity and Agriculture Services (BAS) branch designs and delivers services, provides technical advice and influences policy to support the agriculture sector to achieve sustainable growth while managing risks and minimising adverse impacts to the economy, environment and public health and safety.

For a confidential discussion, please call Michael Rosier, Director, Regions and Emergencies on 0408 233 448.

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.

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 26 January 2022.


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