Project Support Officer

• Excellent career growth opportunity

• Support the delivery of key projects that shape Melbourne and Regional growth initiatives

• Flexible working available

Great opportunity to be a part of delivering projects that enable Plan Melbourne and Regional Growth
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50926818X
Closing Date: 19-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $71,853 - $87,245
Job Duration: Available up until31 December 2022
Attachments: 50926818 PD VPS3 Project Support Officer Places and Precints.docx (Word, 176KB)


Contact: Sam Sweetman
0415 101 581

Position Details

This opportunity within the Places and Precincts Branch is focused on supporting the delivery of election commitments and priority implementation actions of the government's metropolitan planning strategy Plan Melbourne and Regional Growth Plans. The Branch is responsible for setting the vision and strategic direction for key places in Victoria, partnering to align efforts across all sectors of government and the community and formulating policy and plans to implement the vision.

As a Project Support Officer, you will:

  • Undertake research and analysis that contributes to briefings and reports
  • Provide support to Ministerial Advisory Committees, project owners and managers through preparation of papers, agendas, minutes and following up on actions
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships, ongoing communication with key stakeholders both internal and external to the Department including event and workshop coordination, drafting communications, and responding to issues raised by stakeholders.
  • Provide efficient and timely project and administrative support including project planning, monitoring and reporting, correspondence, coordinating and scheduling tasks, information management, financial management, procurement and contract management.
  • Establish and maintain effective and accurate system database processes, where required, and review and recommend improvements to business procedures.
  • Work flexibly and collaboratively across the business to deliver Branch, Division and Group priorities and initiatives as required.
  • Practice cultural safety by creating environments, relationships and systems free from racism and discrimination so that people can feel safe, valued and able to participate.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • A relevant qualification in Planning, Environment, Social Sciences, Economics, Architecture or Landscape Design would be well regarded.
  • Proven capability as a self-starter and an ability to effectively undertake work independently or as part of a team.

This is a Fixed Term Position until 31 December 2022.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and Capabilities sections. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday 19 January 2022.

Other relevant information: 

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check. 

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.


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