Project Officer

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DFFH/AS/00711865
Closing Date: 02-Oct-2023
Salary Range: $91,418 - $103,725
Job Duration: until 24/10/2025
Attachments: 2023-09-15 711865 Position Description - VPS4 Project Officer (1).pdf (PDF, 152KB)
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Contact: Matthew Guy, Manager Equality Programs

Position Details


The Project Officer in the Equality Programs team plays a key supporting role in the delivery of priority initiatives for Victoria's LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer) communities.


The Project Officer will be responsible for the business support and administration of the Equality Unit including coordinating briefings and correspondence, finance and invoicing, and organising systems and processes to ensure the efficient administration of the unit.

This role is suited for an individual with a background in business support or administration who is motivated to work in support of Victoria's diverse LGBTIQ+ communities


This role is a prioritised special measures position for LGBTIQ+ applicants. Anyone is eligible to apply for the position, however there is a condition that people that people with the protected attributes will be given preference during the shortlisting and recruitment process.

Applicants from the priority group/s are assessed and interviewed before any other applicants. It is only in the event there are no applicants or no successful applicants from the priority group/s that the hiring manager would assess and interview other applicants


  • Provide high quality business administration and support to the Equality Unit that ensures the efficient and effective delivery of key initiatives within the portfolio.
  • Coordinate high quality and timely briefings, correspondence and requests for information for the unit.
  • Coordinate and administer finance functions and the payment of invoices for the unit.

Please open the position description to read more.


The department strongly recommends (but does not mandate) that employees maintain their COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with current ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) advice, given their individual circumstances. As of June 2023, DFFH does not require evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status.


All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <> portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 
Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process. 
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (

Please apply to submit your interest in this position.

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