Operations Project Officer

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of young people and recognises that young peoples’ rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1589311
Closing Date: 30-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930
Job Duration: 30/06/2023
Attachments: Position Description - VPS4 Operations Project Officer - January 2022.docx (Word, 540KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Nicholas Hold on 0412 928 659

Position Details

  • Utilise your project support experience to work in team that supports reform that has a lasting impact for victims of crime.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and provide efficient administration support.
  • Fixed-term, full time opportunity in the Victorian Public Service at VPS Grade 4: $88,955 - $100, 930 per year, plus superannuation.  

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking an Operations Project Officer, to provide a critical role in the Victims Services, Support and Reform team.

About the business unit

Victim Services, Support and Reform (VSSR) is part of the Service Delivery Reform, Coordination and Workplace Safety Group. VSSR provides strategic leadership and advice on victims of crime issues across government, as well as direct service provision through a range of programs including the Victims of Crime Helpline, Victims Register and the Victims Assistance Program.

About the role

The Operations Project Officer will work collaboratively as part of the VSSR team and with the Finance and Business Services teams. With support from the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director,  the Operations Project Officer will work with a range of functions and has a strong focus on corporate, administrative, financial and budgetary monitoring and reporting. You will also have supportive direction from the Manager, Finance and Business Services.

This role will suit an experienced project or administration officer who has finance and reporting experience and who is keen to develop their career in this area.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Providing financial and budget support by co-ordinating the preparation of budgets, monitoring budget expenditure and month-end reporting.
  • Monitoring complex trends, issues and risks and providing analysis and advice on likely impacts to financials for decision making.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About you

To be successful you will have:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Advanced skills in MS Office. 
  • A demonstrated ability to create and maintain financial reports and analyse financial data.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the application of the Oracle Financial System and Axiom budget management system.
  • Demonstrated experience in finance and budget management.
  • Project administration experience is desirable.

If this job sounds like a challenge you would love to take on, then we encourage you to apply now.  Applications will close at 11.59pm on Sunday 30 January 2022.

Click here to discover more benefits in working for the department.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff in a number of roles, including those in management. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, click here or email aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au



The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).

Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.

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