Project Officer

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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: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/HW/372460A
Closing Date: 23-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $84,019 - $95,329
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2019-01-10 PD Project Officer VPS4.doc (Word, 983KB)
Job Specification

2019-01-10 PD Project Officer VPS4.pdf (PDF, 320KB)
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Contact: Dr Dayna Swiatek
03 9096 1410

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1 X Ongoing, Full Time

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

Position Summary:

The Project Officer will be highly motivated, detail focused, capable in managing and analysis data, demonstrate excellence in written and verbal communication, and be experienced in stakeholder engagement and contract management. You will work as part of a team to support the day-to-day activities and future planning of the Victorian Cancer Agency to deliver the research priorities in the Victorian cancer plan 2016‑2020. The incumbent will have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy working in and across teams. Communication activities will also be a priority including managing web content, refreshing and implementing the communication strategy and organising events.  

Are you:

  • Able to manage multiple contracts and projects with competing priorities?
  • An effective communicator and excellent writer, with strong attention to detail?
  • A person with strong interpersonal skills and able to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with team members and key stakeholders?


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.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

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.

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