Senior Project Officer, Land Acquisition

VSBA's Land Acquisition Program is a fast-paced, responsive environment where team members (currently a 12 person team) collaborate to deal responsively with a range of high-volume, high-impact projects to ensure that projects are delivered on time, within budget and in line with the Government's scheduled dates for opening new schools. Reporting to the Manager, Land Acquisition, an important element of the role is the provision of timely reporting and advice to other areas within the VSBA and the Department in relation to the VSBA's Land Acquisition Program. Given the high profile nature of the projects, the role requires exceptional stakeholder management skills to ensure that the projects are delivered on time and on budget, and communication and reporting are delivered to the highest standard.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Construction
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/VSBA/20013932
Closing Date: 04-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 12
Attachments: PN20013932 - PD SPO Land Acquisition PD.doc (Word, 231KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Sue Lim

Position Details

The purpose of this role is to support the delivery of Government's Best Start, Best Life program from a land perspective, providing strategic oversight of the land program, responsible for financial and milestone reporting; identifying and mitigating program risks and supporting the delivery of the land acquistion projects.

The role also includes responsibility for planning for new sites and managing site related issues in order to meet specified timeframes for the delivery of the Government's planned new school openings. This work includes procurement and management of consultants, liaison with landholders, liaison with local council and internal Department of Education and Training teams on forward planning of future education facilities.

Key stakeholders include the Office of the Minister for Education, the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive team of the VSBA, local government authorities, other government Departments and Government agencies such as the Valuer-General Victoria and the Victorian Government Land Monitor.

The role would suit someone with well-developed interpersonal skills and strong experience in working collaboratively as part of a small team.

This role is fixed-term for 12 months from commencement.

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

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Applications close 4/10/2022

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