Senior Project Officer

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.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/D01563/JAN2023
Closing Date: 01-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: Position Description - Senior Project Officer - Automation Project.pdf (PDF, 267KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Simone Steel

Position Details

About the Role

The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria (BDM) has been recording significant life events for Victorians since 1853.An exciting opportunity has opened up for a Senior Project Officer to lead the Enabling automatic assessment and registration of life events project which is funded under the Business Acceleration Fund (BAF).

Over 12-months the project team will:

  • comprehensively map BDM operational service processes
  • interrogate existing system tasks, actions, and automation rules
  • analyse process and system gaps
  • gather business requirements and cost system changes with our systems vendor
  • implement system and process changes to enable automation.

This exciting automation project will enable immediate assessment and issue of BDM identity documents reducing manual burden to administer services, and increasing access to identity documents for Victorians.


About you

We are looking for an astute, agile, dynamic, outcomes focused team member. Bring your project management, delivery experience and critical thinking to support the planning, development and implementation of key projects that will help to continuously improve our operating model and the way we deliver services to Victorians.

  • Take a leading role in the design, development and delivery of the automation project.
  • Develop relationships and work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work across projects and multi-disciplinary teams to share your project delivery knowledge, build capability and develop your practice.

Further key accountabilities can be found in the position description.


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.


  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.



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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