Senior Project Officer, Workforce Engagement and Development

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/540338
Closing Date: 23-Aug-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2018-08-09 PD VPS5 Senior Project Officer 540338 & 540339 .doc (Word, 951KB)
Job Specification

2018-08-09 PD VPS5 Senior Project Officer 540338 & 540339 .pdf (PDF, 77KB)
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Contact: Monica Faggion
0447 736 099

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 2 x fixed term to 30/06/2019, full-time (76 hours per fortnight)

Office Location:
50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Position Summary:

The Senior Project Officer will support the development and implementation of workforce development and engagement projects and strategies to support the department's workforce through the transfer of disability accommodation services to the non-government sector and the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Working as part of a small, dynamic and highly flexible team, the Senior Project Officer will have a passion for achieving outcomes and have the ability to creatively solve problems and adapt easily to changing circumstances.

Are you

  • Looking for a role that is focused on supporting and enabling change?
  • Able to build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders and collaborate to achieve outcomes?
  • Experienced in working in highly sensitive and dynamic environments and able to adapt to changing and often challenging priorities?


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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