Senior Policy and 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.

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.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

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 more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?
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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/D01687-MARCH
Closing Date: 14-Apr-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: D01687 - Position Description - VPS5 Senior Policy and Project Officer.DOCX (Word, 598KB)


Contact: Daniel Wong on 0422 730 686
daniel.wong@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Senior Policy and Project Officer – Ongoing/full time role available
  • Work closely with government and agencies across the emergency management portfolio
  • VPS5 $105,479 - $127,621 plus superannuation

Emergency Management

Emergency Management, within the Department of Justice and Community Safety (the Department) works closely with government and agencies across the emergency management portfolio. The group is led by the Deputy Secretary, Emergency Management. Emergency Management includes the department's emergency management accountabilities and statutory entities and offices. 

Firefighter Registration Board (FRB)

The Firefighter Registration Board (FRB) is established under Section 149 of the Fire Rescue Victoria Act 1958 (the Act) and is comprised of four members appointed by the Governor-in-Council. The FRB's purpose is to create and maintain the firefighter's registration scheme to register employees of Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) who could be made available to the Country Fire Authority (CFA) under the Secondment Agreement in the Act. This includes current FRV employees and other persons (external to FRV) who wish to be employed by FRV for the specific purpose of working as a secondee within CFA. The FRB will also determine the competencies necessary for registration along with the means of determining through qualification assessments whether persons satisfy these competency requirements for inclusion on the Firefighters Register.

Victorian Relief and Recovery Foundation (VERRF)

The Victorian Emergency Relief and Recovery Foundation Ltd (VERRF) is Victoria's standing public appeal fund for disasters of state significance with all administrative and operating costs being provided by Government, allowing 100 per cent of publicly donated funds to go to those impacted and support individual and local relief. The sole purpose of the VERRF is to provide money for the relief of people in distress and directly affected as a result of an emergency/disaster of state significance, including individuals, businesses, community groups, local councils and assistance to re-establish communities and strengthen their resilience.

About the Role

The Senior Policy and Project Officer will lead the development and progression of policies, processes and systems to support the Firefighters Registration Board (FRB) and Victorian Relief and Recovery Foundation (VERRF) achieve their respective purposes.

About You

As our ideal candidate you will have:

  • A strong understanding of government policy, processes and governance.
  • Demonstrated awareness of the organisation and operation of Victoria's fire services.
  • Highly developed writing and conceptual skills.

For further information please refer to the attached 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 INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:

For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

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 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. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 

CHILD SAFE STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT:

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.


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