Project and Policy Officer

Job Details
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Department: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1649165
Closing Date: 10-Aug-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: Position Description - Project and Policy Officer - FPSR - TORH - VPS4 - July 2022.docx (Word, 191KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Brenden Bride, A/Manager - Community Capability
0428 195 341

Position Details

A fantastic opportunity exists for an experienced Project and Policy Officer to join the Community Capability team at the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

The Community Capability team sits within the First Peoples - State Relations Group and is accountable for a range of effective governance and capacity building initiatives. It also recognises and celebrates the stories, achievements and cultures of the Victorian Aboriginal community through several events.

As the Project and Policy Officer, you will support the economic capacity and sustainability of Aboriginal organisations across Victoria through the management of grants and contracts. You will be responsible in assisting a small team who manage a program of signature Aboriginal events and community infrastructure projects.

The Project and Policy Officer will play an active role in engaging and building partnerships across government and communities to influence future investment and achieve better outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians.

This is a unique opportunity to work in new and innovative ways that recognise First Peoples as the self-determining drivers of Aboriginal affairs in Victoria.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience supporting the delivery of grant programs or procurement processes in a dynamic and complex environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering projects within agreed timeframes.
  • Proven written communication skills, including the ability to prepare complex briefs, correspondence, submissions and reports using clear, concise and grammatically correct language.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills, with an ability to establish and maintain effective and culturally safe working relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills with demonstrated experience in policy analysis and advice.

The First Peoples - State Relations Group strongly encourages all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates interested in this position to apply.

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

How to apply

Apply before the advertised closing date. All applications should include:

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

Current VPS employees are strongly encouraged to apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) platform.

Other relevant information

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DPC employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes (unless an exception applies). To meet its obligations under the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions and the OH&S Act, the department will request vaccination information or evidence of an exemption in the pre-employment stage. Inability to provide this may impact your subsequent employment to the department. Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check. DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.


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