Principal Program Manager - Program Management Team

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/CS/525700
Closing Date: 25-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $115,136 - $154,076
Job Duration: Until 12.02.2019
Attachments: 2018-02-09 CS525700 VPS6 Principal Program Manager - JD.docx (Word, 159KB)
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2018-02-09 CS525700 VPS6 Principal Program Manager - JD.pdf (PDF, 87KB)
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Contact: Jodie Quilliam
(03) 9096 0693

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 

Position Summary:

The Principal Program Manager is responsible for delivery of the IT resilience and process improvement program.  

The purpose of this role is to develop, manage and implement a range of multi-disciplinary process improvements and resilience projects including improved Disaster Recovery, incident management and communications in an operational environment.

The Principal Program Manager will have experience in providing leadership, strategic management, coordination and direction within a large organisation and demonstrated capacity to bring these together to deliver client and technology focussed improvements. 

The role includes managing budget and cash flows, procurement processes, reporting and risk/issue management, and liaises closely with stakeholders and steering committees.

Are you

  • A strategic thinker and proven thought leader
  • Highly experienced in managing complex, cross functional projects
  • Experienced in reporting to executive project boards and sponsors
  • Experienced in delivering agile projects

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.

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