Administration Officer, Child Protection Program

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Other
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/522179
Closing Date: 24-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $51,717 - $66,414
Job Duration: Ongoing/fixed-term
Attachments: PD - VPSG2 Administration Officer 522179 January 2019.doc (Word, 973KB)
Job Specification

PD - VPSG2 Administration Officer 522179 January 2019.doc (Word, 973KB)
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Contact: Sharon Ashworth

Position Details

Office Location(s): 679-685 High Street Preston VIC 3072

Position Summary:



  • Rewarding Career Opportunity – Administration with a difference
  • Dynamic Child Protection Program
  • Convenient Preston location

Outstanding opportunities currently exist for highly motivated Administrative Officer to join the fast paced, yet collaborative Preston based Child Protection team. The Administrative Officer provides assistance to the Child Protection program and will be responsible for a range of key tasks from preparation of high level correspondence, complaint management, diary management, meeting preparation, minute taking, coordination and management of a range of secretariat and administrative support functions.

Pivotal to your success in this challenging yet fulfilling role, the successful candidate will possess demonstrable skills in the following key areas;

  • Exceptionally strong organisational skills coupled with a strong problem solving skills and ability to take the initiative;
  • Self-motivated underpinned by a can do attitude;
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to forge relationships at all levels of the organisation;

A remarkably strong team focus with responsiveness and attentiveness a strong indicator of future success;

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.
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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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