Project Officer

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of all Victorians. We’re focused on supporting Victorians to be as healthy as they can; whether through alerting them to seasonal risks like thunderstorm asthma, notifying them of contact with communicable diseases, safeguarding their drinking water, developing the best health, wellbeing and care facilities in the world, being at the forefront of mental health and wellbeing treatment or accelerating medical research. It’s all part of the way we partner with the community to help every individual lead a healthy life.
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Department: Department of Health
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1804560
Closing Date: 14-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762
Job Duration: Fixed term to 29 June 2025
Attachments: 723936 VPS4 Project Officer 28 June 2024.pdf (PDF, 360KB)
Position Description

723936 VPS4 Project Officer 28 June 2024.docx (Word, 147KB)
Position Description

Contact: Josephine Beer

Position Details

About the role: 

  • The Project Officer, Service System Design – Adult and Older Adult, fulfills a key role in the Crisis and Bed-based Service System Design Team.

  • A key focus for the Team in the immediate future is to continue to progress the service system design for the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System crisis recommendations (8, 9, 10).

  • The objective of this work is to establish a comprehensive, network system of crisis supports that are better able to respond to people experiencing a mental health crisis – in their homes, via phone, and in new safe spaces established as an alternative to hospital Emergency Departments.

About us: 

At the Victorian Department of Health we want a future where Victorians are the healthiest people in the world. A Victoria where our children and people thrive, our workplaces are productive and safe, and our communities are more connected.  

We see it as our job to support Victorians to stay healthy and safe. And to deliver a world-class healthcare system that ensures every single Victorian can access safe, quality care that leads to better health outcomes for all. 

How you'll make a difference:

  • Project and policy support for implementation of major mental health and wellbeing reforms for infants, children, young people and families. 
  • Contribute to the development of project plans and provision of advice and sound recommendations to senior management and government.
  • Undertake research and contribute to the development of a range of project and initiatives within resourcing, timeline and budget parameters.
  • Support effective working relationships and the flow of information across the department and with key external stakeholders.
  • Assist in providing advice, reasoned recommendations and innovative solutions to complex and sensitive issues based on comprehensive research. 
  • Assist in developing program initiatives that meet government and departmental objectives within resourcing, timeline and budget parameters. 
  • Assist in the monitoring and reporting of high priority issues, risks and trends and support the development of reports, ministerial briefs, Cabinet and agency submissions. 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and facilitate collaboration across the department and with key external stakeholders. 

To learn more please click ‘Apply' to view the Position Description on the Careers.vic website. 

What we offer: 

  • The opportunity to perform meaningful work, making direct contributions toward enabling Victorians to be the healthiest people in the world.
  • A wide range of growth and development opportunities within the department and wider Victorian Public Service & Sector.
  • A strong commitment to work-life balance, including a diverse array of flexible working arrangements.

How to apply: 

Applications should include a resume and a cover letter. Click the ‘Apply' button to view further information about the role including key contact details and the advertisement closing date. 

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. We continue to build an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of all Victorians. 

All roles can be worked flexibly and we encourage applications from Aboriginal people, people with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Please contact us if you require any adjustments to participate in the recruitment process at For more information on our commitment to inclusion and diversity see inclusion and diversity at the Department of Health.

Preferred applicants may be required to complete a police check and other pre-employment checks including proof of 3 vaccinations (including booster) against COVID-19. Information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence, in line with our Privacy Policy

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform. As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through JSE rather than via external advertisement. 

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