Senior Operations 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: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1799082JUNE2024
Closing Date: 24-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: 30 June 2025
Attachments: Position Description D01339- Senior Operations Officer - June 2024.docx (Word, 543KB)


Contact: Rory McManamon on 0429 170 920
rory.mcmanamon@erv.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Senior Operations Officer (within Emergency Management)
  • Full Time, Fixed Term until 30 June 2025
  • Attractive VPS 5 salary between $ 106,534 - $128,897 + superannuation

The Emergency Management group includes the department's emergency management accountabilities delivered through Emergency Management Victoria, Emergency Recovery Victoria, Sector Performance and Reform and emergency management statutory entities and offices. The work of the group supports the emergency management sector to work together and to strengthen the capacity of individuals, communities, government, agencies and business to achieve our shared vision of safer and more resilient communities and to rebuild and recover after an emergency.

Emergency Recovery Victoria - What does the business unit do?

Emergency Recovery Victoria (ERV) is responsible for state relief, and state and regional recovery coordination for all emergencies to help communities build back better and emerge stronger. ERV is a business unit within the Department of Justice and Community Safety. Working directly with impacted communities, all levels of government, agencies and industry, ERV coordinates real, effective and timely support that communities need to recover after a major emergency. As well as providing strategic leadership on whole-of-government recovery activities and delivering state recovery outcomes, ERV supports locally led recovery efforts to support councils and ensure that community is at the centre of recovery.

What will the role do?

The Senior Operations Officer plays a lead role in the Recovery Programs Delivery Branch of the Regional Coordination and Operations Division in Emergency Recovery Victoria (ERV), contributing to the planning and initiation of ERV-led programs and initiatives to support community-led recovery after disaster. 

Reporting to the Manager, Operations will be a strong planner and problem solver, with experience in coordination of operational programs and project support within a complex operating environment. You will have demonstrated commitment to ensure the highest standards of performance and integrity are achieved.

This is a key operational role that will build genuine partnerships and collaborate across all levels of government, businesses and not-for-profit organisations to support community-led recovery from emergencies, ensuring the needs of affected individuals, communities and regions are met.

The role will contribute to the coordination, including preparation and initiation, of operational programs and provide project support within a complex operating environment.

 

What skills and knowledge should a Senior Operations Officer have?

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Experience in project management or a similar discipline with experience in the public sector.
  • A strong understanding of the processes and levers that apply to Government.
  • Experience in disaster recovery is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide professional guidance to a multi-disciplinary team in a high-pressure environment.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in project management or a similar discipline is desirable.
  • A current Australian State or Territory Driver's License (essential).

If you have any queries, please contact Rory McManamon, Deputy Director Recovery Programs Coordination and Delivery, via rory.mcmanamon@erv.vic.gov.au

If this sounds like a compelling job that you believe your skills would be a great match for, please APPLY NOW. Applications close 11.59pm – 24 June 2024.

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.

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. 


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