Senior Procurement Officer (Multiple Positions)

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

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Department: Department of Health
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/CS/020867X3
Closing Date: 03-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: DH - VPS5 Senior Procurement Officer 2022 DHCS X3docx.docx (Word, 163KB)
Job Specification

DH - VPS5 Senior Procurement Officer 2022 DHCS X3docx.pdf (PDF, 238KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Kirsty Lancaster,

Position Details


Multiple Roles

Supporting and leading both general and ICT procurement and funding projects, one of the key purposes of the Senior Procurement Officer role is to drive VFM/cost effective outcomes to customers for the Department.  The position also provides high level procurement advice and support to a diverse range of customers, leads and provides effective relationship management services and ensures compliant procurement and funding outcomes for its customers.

The Procurement Management unit is responsible for providing consistent support, advice and direction across the department on procurement, contract management and funding policies, processes and practices. This unit also leads and supports complex procurement processes through strategic planning, sourcing (tendering and quotations) and analysis and recommendations of potential providers, in compliance with all procurement policy and process requirements.

The Senior Procurement Officer position is responsible for driving VFM/cost effective ICT and general procurement and funding outcomes, leading complex procurement and funding projects. The position is also responsible for providing high level procurement and funding advice and support to a diverse range of key stakeholders as well as maintaining cross-functional relationships

Mandatory Vaccination Policy

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. As it is an essential element of any role within the department that employees be able to attend work onsite and to do so safely, employees are required to be up-to-date with their vaccinations against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment. This requirement applies unless they have a medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID -19. Therefore, the department will ask any prospective employee, who has been identified as the preferred candidate for a role within the department, to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to any offer of employment being made. If a prospective employee has a relevant medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, they should contact the department to discuss their individual circumstances.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through rather than via external advertisement.

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 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 further information please visit the Department of Health <>

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