Senior Project Officer, Cultural Strengthening|On Country Events

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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/1318714
Closing Date: 07-Mar-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description VPS5 - Senior Project Officer Cultural Strengths AV (Feb 2018).docx (Word, 185KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Elke Smirl
(03) 9651 1254

Position Details

Applications are sought for the role of Senior Project Officer, Cultural Strengthening/On Country Events.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Aboriginal Victoria branch which provides support to Victoria's Aboriginal communities through a range of programs and funding opportunities. The Senior Project Officer, will be responsible for the implementation and management of a new Cultural Strengthening on Country initiative, including supporting the Treaty Campaign and other Community Capability key events.

To be successful in this role you must demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of and experience in working with Aboriginal communities. You will also require sound judgment and a commitment to achieving results whilst demonstrating the ability to partner, communicate and build relationships with Aboriginal communities, across government and other relevant stakeholders. 

The successful applicant will have excellent planning, organisational, and project management skills along with an understanding of grants management.

This role is exempt under the Special Measures Provision, Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) and only Aboriginal Australians are eligible to apply.

For further details please contact Elke Smirl P: (03) 9651 1254 | E:

The closing date for this position is Wednesday, 7 March 2018.

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. 

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