Senior Project Officer

This full time, fixed term (November 2019) Senior Project Officer role contributes to the strategic statewide policy, design and project development activities and advice relating to early childhood learning and development. Working as a member of a dedicated and enthusiastic team in the Early Leaning Unit, with close collaboration with a wide range of department colleagues across various divisions, and the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, the work primarily involves the implementation of the Transition: a Positive Start to School Initiative and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Early Childhood
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/ECSEG/20001838A
Closing Date: 23-Nov-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: November 2019
Attachments: 10102 - Senior Officer 09-11-18.doc (Word, 227KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Darlene Leach
0458 353 922

Position Details

 To succeed in this Senior Project Officer role, you will have demonstrated policy development and project management skills, and a comprehensive understanding of the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the Transition: a Positive Start to School Initiative.

Strong policy analysis and strategic planning skills that contribute to design effective strategies to contribute to the strategic and practical implementation of the early years Education State reforms will be valuable attributes.

In addition, the successful applicant will have excellent negotiation, interpersonal and communications skills (including written communication skills) and be able to work as a collaborative team player as part of an effective, hardworking team. A sound knowledge and experience of procurement processes and project management and stakeholder management are essential aspects of the work.

Experience and/or relevant tertiary qualifications in early childhood or primary education are desirable.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position descriptions.

Department of Education and Training is committed to diversity. The Department places considerable effort and resources into responding to the needs of staff with a disability. People from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply for this position. Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites: and

Applications close 23 November 2018

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