Principal Project Officer (two positions)

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/CPSD/484425
Closing Date: 08-May-2017
Salary Range: $111,484 - $149,188
Job Duration: Until December 2017 and July 2018
Attachments: 2017-04-21 - PD - Principal Project Officer 484425 and 469501.docx (Word, 158KB)
Job Specification

2017-04-21 - PD - Principal Project Officer 484425 and 469501.pdf (PDF, 70KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Sally Finlay
(03) 9096 7955

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 2

Position Summary:


Principal Project Officers will lead complex system and service design projects and policy development within the Safeguarding & Community Services branch. They will use their leadership, strong conceptual and analytical abilities to shape new service models through research, analysis and co-design with services and clients. The branch is responsible for oversight of program and policy design for family violence, sexual assault, homelessness, quality and safeguards, family services, early parenting services and young people leaving care. The Principal Project Officers Family Violence and Sexual Assault Support will have responsibility for significant service design projects to implement the reforms recommended by the Family Violence Royal Commission.
Are you
· Driven by a desire to influence reform?
· Wanting to make a strong contribution to complex projects that improve outcomes for vulnerable people?
· Experienced contributing to the design and delivery of complex projects and programs with a proactive and agile approach to delivering results?



How to Apply:

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

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role, or click here to obtain step-by-step guidance on how to register and apply online.

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