Senior Project Officer, Recovery Support Program

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/1799083JUNE2024
Closing Date: 25-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: 30 June 2025
Attachments: D01306 - Position Description - VPS5 Senior Project Officer, Recovery Support Program.DOCX (Word, 536KB)


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

Position Details

  • Senior Project Officer, Recovery Support Program within Emergency Management
  • Great career path opportunity - Fixed term until 30 June 2025
  • Attractive VPS5 salary between $106,534 to $128,897 plus superannuation

DJCS Emergency Management 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 Senior Project Officer, Recovery Support Program do?

The Senior Project Officer, Recovery Support Program works within the Programs Branch to advise and manage the delivery of the Recovery Support Program This role will require collaborative work across ERV Regional Teams and the Recovery Outcomes branch to help imbed Recovery Support Program within broader recovery system.

  • Central to the role is the delivery of the Recovery Support Program for the February 2024 bushfire and storm events

The program is a well-established emergency recovery intervention that provides emergency impacted people with a single point of contact to provide information, advice and assistance with grant applications, as well as referrals to appropriate support services.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Supporting the project design, management and delivery of the Recovery Support Program for communities impacted by February 2024 bushfire and storm events
  • Developing strong and effective relationships with key government departments and community services agencies commissioned to deliver services to impacted communities 
  • Supporting sound project management and evaluation principles into the design of programs to ensure they are sustainable and effective.

What skills and knowledge should the Senior Project Officer, Recovery Support Program have?

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to use analytical and conceptual skills to reason through problem and develop plan to meet project objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse issues from different perspectives and identify and propose workable solutions to problems, implements solutions, evaluates effectiveness and adjusts actions as required.
  • Experience in disaster recovery is desirable.
  • A current Australian State or Territory Driver's License (mandatory).

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

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 all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

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 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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