Regional Development Officer, Loddon Campaspe

The Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions is focused on growing Victoria’s prosperity, building the productive capacity of our economy and increasing participation – by creating more opportunities for people through skills and jobs; helping businesses and industries to thrive; and building vibrant communities and regions. For more information, see the DJSIR Strategic Plan 2023-2027

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Department: Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Consulting and Strategy
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Loddon Mallee Region - Negotiable
Reference: VG/100871
Closing Date: 25-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD 100871 VPS4 Regional Development Officer Loddon Campaspe.docx (Word, 181KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Peter Dearsley, Manager, Regional Development
0407 221 487 /

Position Details

Regional Development Officer

  • Salary: $92,332 - $104,762 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing role, full time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Bendigo (flexibility may be available)

The Role

Reporting to the Manager Regional Development, the Regional Development Officer is responsible for assisting in the promotion, delivery and management of a range of economic development initiatives for communities and businesses in the region to identify and facilitate place-based solutions to support enhanced liveability and prosperity in regional communities. 

The responsibilities of the Regional Development Officer will include:

  • Support integrated investment in place by understanding and liaising with key internal and external stakeholders and partners by developing and maintaining relationships and networks with Federal, State and local government, community organisations, business, and industry.
  • Support investment attraction, economic development, and the delivery of a range of DJSIR/RDV industry and recovery initiatives across the region.
  • Support a portfolio of stakeholders through promoting, delivering and managing a range of development initiatives for community and businesses within the region. 

The Team

The position of Regional Development Officer forms a part of the Regions branch within the Regional Development and Outdoor Recreation group. 

The Regional Development and Outdoor Recreation group supports the delivery of the Regional Development and Outdoor Recreation portfolios, and the department's emergency management responsibilities. 

About You

The successful candidate will ideally have the following skills and experience:

  • Project Management: Project management, business development and account management experience with experience producing project plans where objectives are clearly defined; experience communicating with and supporting project team members, ensuring project objectives are met by anticipating and managing potential and emerging issues.
  • Stakeholder Management: Takes concrete steps to add value for the stakeholder; links people with other areas (as appropriate), monitors client and stakeholder satisfaction; constructively deals with stakeholder issues.
  • Problem Solving: Seeks all relevant information for problem-solving; investigates and probes for the facts; liaises with stakeholders; analyses issues from different perspectives and draws sound inferences from information available; identifies and proposes workable solutions to problems. 

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Peter Dearsley, Manager, Regional Development - Loddon Campaspe, on 0407 221 487 /

The department is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation. We have zero tolerance of child abuse and are committed to taking the necessary steps to protect children from harm by adopting a preventative, proactive and participatory approach to child safety in accordance with the Child Safe Standards.

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: We are accredited as a Disability Confident Recruitment (DCR) organisation and committed to inclusive recruitment. 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 DJSIR 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.

Applications close at midnight on 25 June 2024.

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