Principal Project Officer, Performance & Governance

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/CS/532598
Closing Date: 24-May-2018
Salary Range: $115,136 - $154,076
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - VPS6_Principal_Project_Officer_-_Performance_and_Governance_2.doc (Word, 988KB)

Position Description - VPS6_Principal_Project_Officer_-_Performance_and_Governance_2.pdf (PDF, 384KB)

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Contact: Grant Breheny, Asisstant Director
03 9096 7148

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1
Position Summary:

This position plays an integral role in supporting the continuous improvement of corporate service delivery, by establishing and leading the governance framework and performance management system for Corporate Services. This includes  monitoring and reporting on the overall performance of Corporate Services functions, and ensuring all functions are delivering against the divisional strategy.

The Principal Project Officer works as part of a small team and reports to the Manager, Performance and Governance. The role will deliver a range of key projects, be outcome focused and contribute to the transformation of Corporate Services performance and governance arrangements across the Department.

Are you

  • A person with knowledge and experience of continuous improvement methodologies and practices?
  • A systems thinker who knows how to act on the system to achieve sustainable performance improvements?
  • Able to communicate so that others are keen to come on the journey with you?

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 review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
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