Senior Project Officer

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Department: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1316988
Closing Date: 21-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - VPS5 Senior Project Officer - AV (Jan 2018).docx (Word, 186KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Des O'Brien
(03) 8392 5344

Position Details

Applications are sought for the role of Senior Project Officer for Community Capability within the Department of Premier and Cabinet. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the Aboriginal Victoria branch which provides support and advice to Victoria's Aboriginal communities, specifically Lake Tyres and Framlingham Aboriginal Trusts. The Senior Project Officer will play an active role in assisting with the regulation of the Aboriginal Lands Act 1970 and Aboriginal Lands Act 1991.

To succeed in this role you must demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of and experience working with Aboriginal communities and relevant land issues. You must also demonstrate an ability to partner, communicate and build relationships with Aboriginal communities, government and other relevant stakeholders.  The successful applicant will have excellent planning, organisational, and project management skills along with excellent attention to detail.

For further details please contact Des O'Brien Phone: (03) 8392 5344 │ Email:des.o'

The closing date for this position is Midnight Wednesday, 21 February 2018.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply:

Apply before the advertised closing date via the website

All applications should include:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)

Please refer to the contact on the position description if you have any questions regarding the job vacancy.

Other relevant information:

Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC is an equal opportunity employer and our recruitment process focuses on essential skills and abilities. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and people with disabilities.

DPC values its people and is committed to attracting, developing and retaining diverse talent. DPC actively promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace and does not discriminate based on age, sex, carer or parental status, disability, race, religious belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or other characteristics.

DPC is committed to supporting our employees balance their work and life commitments. Flexible working arrangements give our employees more control over when, where and how they work. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, the types of flexibility may differ from role to role.

The Department of Premier and Cabinet's vision is to be recognised and respected leaders in whole-of-government policy and performance.

We work for the people of Victoria by helping the government achieve its strategic objectives. We do this by supporting the Premier, Deputy Premier, Special Minister of State, the Ministers for Aboriginal Affairs, Equality, Multicultural Affairs and Veterans, as well as the Cabinet.

DPC is proud to participate in Recruit Smarter, an initiative of the Victorian Government to address unconscious bias in recruitment practices. For more information on Recruit Smarter, please visit or call 13 22 15.

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