Senior Project Officer, Legislative Reform Team

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/HW/523768
Closing Date: 25-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: Until 16/09/2019
Attachments: 2018-09-11-PD.doc (Word, 981KB)
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2018-09-11-PD.pdf (PDF, 81KB)
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Contact: Maria Cameron
9096 8727

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
 Melbourne CBD

Position Summary:


Reporting to the Manager, Legislative Reform, you will work as part of a small team that is focused on developing legislative reforms arising from recommendations made by Targeting Zero: supporting the Victorian hospital system to eliminate avoidable harm and strengthen quality of care, the report of the Review of Hospital Safety and Quality Assurance in Victoria led by Dr Stephen Duckett. This work supports significant reform across the department and public and private health sectors to deliver a contemporary, safe and high quality Victorian health system.


Your work will cut across various program areas within the department and its administrative offices Safer Care Victoria and the Victorian Agency for Health Information. This will include coordinating monitoring and reporting on implementation of the recommendations made by Targeting Zero, as well as supporting processes to consult and engage internal and external stakeholders and develop legislative reforms. An ability to synthesise complex information and understand its policy context is required. Sound analytical and relationship management skills, writing skills, and an ability to manage tight deadlines and work in a small team and independently are important.


Are you


  • Experienced at navigating government processes and structures to deliver project outcomes?
  • A skilled communicator who is good at working with diverse internal and external stakeholders to influence and negotiate to improve outcomes?
  • A clear thinker who can work under pressure to deliver excellent quality advice, communications and outcomes?



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.

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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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