Projects Officer

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/3781JAN
Closing Date: 28-Jan-2020
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description 3781 - Projects Officer Naalamba Ganbu Nerrlinggu Yilam.docx (Word, 756KB)

Contact: Erin Rose - (03) 8684 6932

Position Details

  • Ongoing, full time position (CBD location)
  • Salary range: $85,279, -$96,759 (plus superannuation)

An exciting opportunity exists for a Project Officer on an ongoing basis in the Naalamba Ganbu and Nerrlinggu Yilam (Cultural Integrity and Resilience Unit) Rehabilitation and Reintegration Branch.

The Naalamba Ganbu and Nerrlinggu Yilam (Yilam) is responsible for leading the design, development, implementation and monitoring of Corrections Victoria (CV) policies, programs and services aimed at reducing the over-representation of Aboriginal people within the Victorian correctional system.

The Yilam seeks to do this by working in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal community, related agencies, and CV staff to understand the needs of Aboriginal people in the correctional system to ensure effective policies, programs and services are in place. 

As the Projects Officer in Yilum, this is your opportunity to use your skills and experience to support Aboriginal people in the correctional system by driving and implementing necessary change while implementing programs and services that will meet their needs. 

You will be a part of a strong cultural, supportive and collaborative team where culture and its principles is central in all the work that we do. 

As our ideal candidate, you will be required to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal community and the issues impacting on it
  • Experience in preparing briefs, reports, policy
  • Build and manage effective relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Develop and manages key projects, liaising with team members, anticipating and addressing issues, and negotiating key elements with Stakeholders

This is an Aboriginal Identified Position. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process. Please visit for further information.

How to Apply:

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

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