Project Officer

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: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/081518E
Closing Date: 05-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $72,751 - $88,336
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - Project Officer July 2022.docx (Word, 834KB)
Job Specification

COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy _ DJPR Intranet.pdf (PDF, 1.53MB)
Job Specification

Contact: Rebekah Harris
0426 576 083

Position Details

  • Salary: $72,751 - $88,336 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing role
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: 1 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 (flexibility may be available)


For the purpose of employment in Aboriginal Designated or Aboriginal Prioritised positions within the Victorian public sector, candidates will be asked to provide Confirmation of Aboriginality. This can be confirmed by a Confirmation of Aboriginality form signed by an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation and affixed with the common seal of that organisation. Recognising that access to formal Confirmation of Aboriginality documents can occasionally be problematic, an alternative process can be discussed.

The Team

The position of Project Officer, Policy and Change forms a part of the Corporate Services Group and Investment and Procurement Branch. The Corporate Services Group actively supports Ministers and DJPR portfolio groups to create the conditions for sustainable economic development and employment growth. Investment and Procurement Branch provides strategic advice and professional services to the business and our Ministers, creating value by improving performance and sustainability across the DJPR portfolios in line with its objectives. 

The Role

The Project Officer will provide administrative, coordination and logistical support to the wider Procurement Centre for activities aimed at assisting to deliver on DJPR's strategic goals.

  • Review and recommend improvements to policies and procedures
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Support and sustain a culture within the team

About You

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander?

Key knowledge and skills requirements for this role include project management, analytical and excellent written and verbal communication skills, and demonstrated ability to work flexibly in a team environment and to contribute to change and business improvement programs.

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Rebekah Harris, Manager, Policy & Change on 0426 576 083.

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, as outlined in the department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy and in line with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, 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.

We respect and welcome people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, abilities, and cultures.

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 5 December 2022.

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