Project Officer - COVID Operations

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 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 - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DFFH/RREM/584751
Closing Date: 20-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930
Job Duration: to 31 Dec 2022
Attachments: 2022-12-06 VPS4 - OP - Project Officer - Jan 2022.docx (Word, 127KB)

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Contact: Rose Bruhn
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Position Details


-    Strong administration skills required for a very busy and dynamic enviorment
-    Required to exercise initiative and sound judgement
-    Contributes to the department's ability to proactively support some of Victoria's most vulnerable populations throughout the pandemic and beyond.

An exciting opportunity exists for a Project Officer on a fixed term basis in the COVID-10 Outbreak Response team in Readiness, Response and Emergency Managment (RREM).

RREM supports Victorians to thrive by minimising the impact of emergencies, including the COVID health emergency, on the health and wellbeing of communities and individuals, including impact on the department's clients, services and assets. RREM has a particular focus on supporting COVID prevention and response for department's portfolios, especially higher risk settings, and acquitting department's overarching emergency management responsibilities in relief and recovery across all emergencies.

The Operational Policy and Planning team works across geographic and sector-specific work areas to support the operational response to the Covid pandemic, including prevention, preparedness, outbreak response and recovery activities for Victoria's vulnerable communities.

Reporting initially to the Director of Operational Planning, but potentially reporting to others as circumstances demand, you would be involved in a range of tasks to support this busy team to enable our operational staff to respond swiftly to frequent changes in the COVID landscape in an effective, efficient and consistent manner.

The role includes supporting the team in the development of procedures and tools, outbreak record keeping, stakeholder coordination and liaison and staff induction and training.

The role requires the ability to operate in a complex and dynamic environment and will be required to exercise initiative and sound judgement. The changing nature of the pandemic may also require the Project Officer to support the team's policy and planning development work. Tasks may include forming stakeholder engagement plans, identifying stakeholder groups that may be affected by proposed policies and conducting research.

You would contribute to the department's ability to proactively support some of Victoria's most vulnerable populations throughout the pandemic and beyond.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria and qualification requirements for the role please refer to the Position Description attached.

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19) based on Victorian Chief Health Officer's Directions as issued and updated from time to time. Vaccination requirements may differ from role to role based on their risk category and the duties performed. The department's policy (attached) outlines the risk categories and requirements for employees working for the department. Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may be required.  For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement. Please refer to the attached policy for more information - DFFH COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination policy.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Please note, for this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.
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.  
For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (
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