Manager Critical Infrastructure and Recovery

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

Established on 1 January 2023, our work spans numerous portfolios, supporting departmental ministers and operating across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

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Department: Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Emergency Management
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/100886A
Closing Date: 16-Apr-2024
Salary Range: $130,673 - $174,869
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD 100886 VPS6 Manager Critical Infrastructure and Recovery FT Feb24.docx (Word, 181KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Nicole Schroen, Director, Emergency Management
0407 055 225

Position Details

Manager, Critical Infrastructure and Recovery

  • Salary: $130,673 - $174,869 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed term role: Until 21 March 2025
  • Usual hours of work: Full time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne CBD (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 Role

The Manager, Critical Infrastructure and Recovery is responsible for the management and implementation of emergency management resilience and recovery programs and initiatives; coordination and development of the broader department's responsibilities for economic recovery within the State's emergency management framework; and development of economic recovery initiatives in regional Victoria in response to specific emergencies.

The responsibilities of the Manager will include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading and managing a small team that delivers work programs in relation to a range of economic recovery and critical infrastructure policy issues.
  • Leading the implementation of the Victorian Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy for the food and grocery sector, including development of annual Sector Resilience Plans (working closely with relevant areas of the department).
  • Leading the Department's food and grocery emergency function, including undertaking preparedness activities and liaising with major supermarkets and other stakeholders during significant disruptive events.

The Team

The position of Manager, Critical Infrastructure and Recovery forms a part of the Emergency Management and Outdoor Recreation 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. The Emergency Management and Outdoor Recreation Branch coordinates the departments emergency management responsibilities and the delivery of hunting, fishing and boating policy and strategy.

About You

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

  • Influence, Negotiation and Stakeholder Management: Excellent stakeholder management skills with the ability to build buy in and support from key internal clients and external stakeholders; identifies issues in common with stakeholders to build mutually beneficial partnerships and find innovative solutions to resolve issues.
  • People Management: Aligns team with the organisational values and goals through effective people management and modelling; maximises effectiveness by selecting, developing, managing and motivating a high performing team, clearly defines role expectations, monitors performance, provides timely and constructive feedback and facilitates employee development; ensures staff are effectively deployed through effective workforce planning practices.
  • Written and Verbal Communication: Confidently conveys ideas and information; Prepares complex briefs, letters, emails and reports using clear, concise and grammatically correct language; Clearly understands the target audience and the objectives of both written and verbal communication; Handles difficult and sensitive communication well.
  • A relevant tertiary degree would be well regarded.

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Nicole Schroen, Director, Emergency Management on 0407 055 225.

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 addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

For all “JSE eligible” candidates, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position. Priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Applications close at midnight on 16 April 2024.

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