Senior Project Officer, Economic Inclusion

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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: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/HW/376019
Closing Date: 21-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2018-10-05 376019 Senior Project Officer, Economic Inclusion PD.pdf (PDF, 88KB)
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Contact: Kade Dillon
03 9096 5041

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1 x Ongoing, Full-time

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

An opportunity exists for a Senior Policy Officer, Economic Inclusion, in the Diversity and Community Participation Branch. As the Senior Policy Officer you will work across Government to develop strategies and oversee the development and delivery of programs that enhance the social and economic inclusion of vulnerable Victorians. In particular, the Senior Policy Officer will provide authoritative advice on the integration of employment policy with social services and lead projects with the community sector that seek to enhance pathways to education, training and employment for vulnerable Victorians.

Are you?

  • Committed to implementing and influencing the development of public policy?
  • An excellent communicator (written and verbal) with outstanding problem solving skills?
  • Able to work flexibly in a busy policy and program environment?

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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