Principal Program Officer, Housing Practice Support

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/376067
Closing Date: 23-Aug-2018
Salary Range: $116,863 - $156,387
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2018-08-08 PD VPS6 Principal Program Officer 376067.docx (Word, 191KB)
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2018-08-08 PD VPS6 Principal Program Officer 376067.pdf (PDF, 59KB)
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Contact: Shane Beaumont
(03) 9096 9922

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1 x ongoing full time

Office Location:
50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Position Summary:

This position plays an integral role in supporting the continuous improvement and implementation of operational policy, guidelines and funding frameworks focused on children, families, disability and housing.

The Principal Program Officer manages a team of six staff and reports to the Manager, Housing Practice Support. The role will deliver a range of key projects, including responsibility in managing the implementation of state wide public housing operational guidelines, be outcome focused and contribute to the service performance and governance arrangements across the department. As such, highly developed skills in leading collaboration and achieving commitment to inter and intra-organisational action are required.

Are you

  • An experienced people manager?
  • Team orientated and strong stakeholder manger?
  • Are you adaptable and innovative in developing options and influencing to achieve change?
  • Do you enjoy working collaboratively with others to achieve goals in a dynamic environment?


How to Apply:

 Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

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