Project Support 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 children and recognises that children’s 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: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1794673MAY2024
Closing Date: 30-May-2024
Salary Range: $74,580 - $90,558
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: DJ4537 - Project Support Officer KJU - MAY 2024.docx (Word, 534KB)


Contact: Adam Harding on 0476 545 316
adam.harding@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Utilise your expertise to provide support and advice to key stakeholders.
  • Ongoing, Full-Time Opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 3: $74,580 - $90,558 plus superannuation.

 

This is an Aboriginal Prioritised position, a role for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, who will be given priority consideration as per the special measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

 

About the Business Unit

The Koori Justice Unit (KJU) is a unit within the Aboriginal Justice Group of the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS), which has been established to help realise a clear vision of a fair and accessible justice system for Aboriginal people.

The KJU is responsible for development and coordinating the implementation of the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement - Burra Lotjpa Dunguludja - currently in its fourth phase (AJA4), in partnership with the Aboriginal community and Victorian government, in line with realising Aboriginal self-determination. The AJA drives structural and systemic transformation across the department and the VPS to improve justice outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians. The AJA has established extensive Government and Community networks through the Aboriginal Justice Forum (AJF), Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee Network (RAJAC) and the Local Aboriginal Justice Action Committees (LAJAC) and uses them to effectively deliver initiatives including early intervention and prevention programs, diversion initiatives, and rehabilitation and reintegration support.

The Programs team operates within a complex and dynamic environment that requires capacity to exercise sound judgement, work collaboratively with stakeholders and deliver effective and timely actions. A key requirement of the role is demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with Aboriginal organisations, their representatives, and the broader network of community and government stakeholders.

 

About the Role

As Project Support Officer you will report to the Manager, Programs and provide the Programs and Grants teams with day-to-day business operations, project, and administrative assistance. Responsibilities include maintaining team processes and tools, information and records management, monitoring and reporting of project milestones, invoice management and processing.

Regional travel will be required for this role.

 

Some of your duties will include:

  • Support the design, development, implementation, evaluation and redesign of allocated Aboriginal-led programs and pilots which have been identified under the AJA.
  • Support invoice management, including processing of invoices.
  • Support the effective operations and functions of the team by ensuring business needs are met and high-quality administrative services are provided.

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

 

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Aboriginal community, both society and culture and the issues impacting on it.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and work effectively with the Victorian Aboriginal community.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a similar support role would be desirable.

Qualifications

  • No relevant tertiary qualification is required.
  • A current Victorian Driver's License.

 

Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process. Aboriginal candidates are encouraged to contact Aboriginalworkforce@justice.vic.gov.au if they would like cultural support and guidance through the application process.'

Please visit https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/careers/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-island-employment  for further information.

 

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.

FOR INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:

  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

 

CHILD SAFE STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT:

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.


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