Election Administration Project Officer

• Melbourne CBD location
• VPS Grade 3.1 - $65,713 - $72,753 per annum plus superannuation
• Fixed-term position to February 2019

About the VEC

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) conducts State and local council elections and is responsible for promoting public awareness and understanding of electoral issues in the Victorian community.

The VEC’s vision is all Victorians actively participating in their democracy. Apply now to make a meaningful contribution to the democratic process.
Job Details
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Department: Victorian Electoral Commission
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG3.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/163_FXT
Closing Date: 28-Jan-2018
Salary Range: $65,713 - $72,753
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Disclosure of Political Activities Factsheet.pdf (PDF, 213KB)

Election Administration Project Officer - Position Description.pdf (PDF, 309KB)

Read Before Applying - Important Information - Election Administration Project Officer.docx (Word, 269KB)

Contact: Lewis Sebo, Election Procedures Manager
Lewis.Sebo@vec.vic.gov.au or (03) 8620 1141

Position Details

About the Role

We have a unique opportunity for an Election Administration Project Officer to join the VEC on a fixed-term contract to February 2019. This is a new role reporting to the Election Procedures Manager. This role will be a key member of the Election Administration team, working on the preparation for and delivery of the 2018 State Election.

This role will work closely with the Election Procedures Manager on the design and maintenance of standard operating procedures that instruct the VEC's election workforce for the 2018 Victorian State Election. These procedures are critical in continuing to improve the voting experience for all Victorians, ensuring our election workforce of nearly 20,000 staff deliver fair and impartial elections, and remain compliant with legislation.

This role will liaise with multiple stakeholders from across the organisation and facilitate input into the election operating procedures and supporting documentation, ensuring they are high quality and fit-for-purpose.

This role will be focused on technical writing and facilitation of input from key stakeholders. Additionally during the election period, the role may be required to assist with the complaints handling process, and at completion of the election will be focused on incorporating feedback into the operating procedures and supporting documentation.

The successful applicant

Experience in developing effective instructional materials and standard operating procedures are essential for this role. You have previous expertise in capturing, illustrating, and communicating complex and tightly regulated processes using traditional written and contemporary mediums.

You will have well developed communication and negotiation skills and the ability to work effectively with stakeholders.

The ability to work on a number of simultaneous projects with inflexible deadlines is also essential.

Previous operational experience in elections or working in a similar events management organisation would be desirable.

How to apply

Applications should be lodged online via the Apply Now button (below).

Applicants MUST submit the following or your application will not be considered:

  • a current CV and
  • a separate written document addressing the Key Selection Criteria contained in the position description. A copy of the position description can be found in the Job Details section above. Please visit this link for tips on how to prepare your responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

Applications close Sunday 28 January 2018.

The VEC is an equal opportunity employer*.

*  In accordance with Section 17A of the Electoral Act 2002, the VEC may ask applicants for disclosure of specific political activities that could compromise the perceived independence of the organisation. Please read the Disclosure of Political Activities Fact Sheet before applying.

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