Project Officer - Governance, Budget and Engagement

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

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If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/D00896_JAN
Closing Date: 12-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: 2 years
Attachments: Position Description - D00896 - SGRU Project Officer - Jan 2023.docx (Word, 547KB)


Contact: Jeffrey Ropati on 0483 176 001
Jeffrey.Ropati@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Provide project support for all SGRU engagement activities and events, assistance with website updates, communications and other projects, as required across the Governance, Budget and Engagement Team.
  • Fixed term role available upto 2 years
  • VPS Grade 4: $90,067 - $102,192 plus superannuation.

 

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking a Project Officer - Governance, Budget and Engagement to provide a critical role within the Stolen Generations Repatriations Unit.

This is a prioritised role for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, who will be given priority consideration as per the special measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

 

About us

The Aboriginal Justice Group of the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) is committed to driving systemic change in the justice system, to connect, support and deliver better outcomes for the Aboriginal community. The group works in partnership with Traditional Owners and the Victorian Aboriginal community to embed the principles of self-determination in the justice sector.

The Stolen Generations Reparations Unit (SGRU) was established to implement the Reparations Package to help address the trauma and suffering caused by the forced removal of Aboriginal children from their families, culture and Country. The Project Officer, Strategy, Governance and Engagement will be responsible for supporting internal business processes and systems that enable the delivery of the Reparations Package.

 

About the role

As the Project Officer, you will manage all Secretariat responsibilities for the Advisory Committee, as well as provide project support to senior colleagues within the team around engagement, events and website updates as well as build relationships within the Department on behalf of the SGRU to deliver key project, policy and strategic responses for the SGRU.

This role requires strong organisation and communication skills. It will support key activities that involve working with Aboriginal people who have lived experience of trauma and requires an understanding of both the principles of cultural safety, and the gravity of this reform for impacted Aboriginal Victorians. The role also requires resilience, empathy, and adaptability and may involve dealing with material that can be challenging and distressing.  

Some of your duties will include:

  • Manage all Secretariat responsibilities for the Advisory Committee including coordinating meeting papers, forward Agendas, minutes and decision registers
  • Support the Senior Project Officer and Senior Engagement and Communications Officer with the operations of the Stolen Generations Reparations Package (Reparations Package).
  • Provide project support for all SGRU engagement activities and events, assistance with website updates, communications and other projects, as required across the Governance, Budget and Engagement Team.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

 

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal community, society and culture and the issues impacting on these.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with the Victorian Aboriginal community. 
  • Demonstrated experience developing, implementing and/or coordinating efficient project administration systems and processes.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting business and finance processes and operations or ability to rapidly acquire skills.

 

How to apply

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

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
  • Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.


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