Senior Project Officer

The Road Policing Projects Division provides a project management service to Road Policing Command through the centralised and strategic coordination and management of the Command’s Government funded projects. The Roadside Drug Testing (RDT) Expansion Project is responsible for reviewing the current RDT program and uplifting the overall number of test conducted a year to 150,000.
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20036509
Closing Date: 22-Jul-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: until 30.06.2020
Attachments: PDC3102.docx (Word, 445KB)
Job Specification

VPS Application Form 20036509.docx (Word, 638KB)
Self Assessment

Contact: Trent Rhodes
(03) 9247 5169 or

Position Details

About the role:

As the RDT Expansion Senior Project Officer, you will be a strategic thinker with extensive experience in providing high level project management support and advice. You will be familiar with and comfortable in deploying innovative tools and techniques to unearth insights and offer strategic direction.  Your innovative thinking will play a key role in analysing the existing RDT business and defining and executing strategies that will enable an end-to-end business transformation review of the entire RDT program.  The findings of the RDT review will culminate in the development and submission of future Business Cases to Government for ongoing commitment to an expanded RDT program.

This position will report directly to the Senior Project Manager and will lead all project support elements and resources. The position will also assist consultants and/or contractors with all procurement and IT/communications related project elements.

Your duties will include:

  • Leading, coordinating and managing the end-to-end business transformation review of the entire RDT program.
  • Leading the development of technical, business and user requirements and associated specifications.
  • Assisting in the development and management of the projects procurement (i.e. market approach, procurement plan and evaluation, market capability assessment and contract management).
  • Management of all operational working/focus groups.
  • Designing the project implementation plan.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders (internal and external) to create mutually beneficial partnerships essential to the success of the project.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Proven and demonstrated project management experience and capability including knowledge and/or experience of procurement processes, project planning and scoping and contract management.
  • Ability to achieve objectives within tight project timeframes, and actively engage internal and external stakeholders in this process.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with an ability to prepare well-written, timely, concise, accurate and audience-appropriate project briefings, reports and documents.
  • Highly developed ability to effectively and flexibly operate in a dynamic and fast paced project environment.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • A relevant tertiary education or qualification in Project Management would be highly desirable.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • This position is primarily located at the Victoria Police Centre – 637 Flinders Street, Docklands.

Your application must include:

  • Resume,
  • Completed application form - attached to the job advertisement.

Applications close midnight, Sunday 22 July 2018
- No applications will be accepted via email.

For further information on this role please contact: Trent RHODES on (03) 9247 5169 or via email

If you have a disability / medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirement / adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact  the VPS Recruitment Team via email

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