Principal Project Manager

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/HW/600270
Closing Date: 28-Jan-2021
Salary Range: $124,033 - $165,983
Job Duration: until 31 December 2022
Attachments: 2021-01-13 600270 PD Principal Project Manager- Public Intoxication Reforms VPS6.doc (Word, 1,024KB)

2021-01-13 600270 PD Principal Project Manager- Public Intoxication Reforms VPS6.pdf (PDF, 231KB)

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Contact: Melissa Arduca
0429 380 899

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): 
Level 18 / 50 Lonsdale Street (Work from Home arrangements currently in place)

Position Summary:

The role will lead implementation of the Victorian Government's commitment to repeal the offence of public drunkenness and its replacement with a health-based approach to managing public intoxication.  The successful candidate will play a key leadership role in this historic reform.  The Manager, Public Intoxication Health Response, will lead the establishment of a new public health model for supporting people found intoxicated in public, including the development of protocols for first responders, establishing a new state-wide network of sobering services and embedding Aboriginal cultural safety and awareness across the service system. 

 Further information of the reforms can be found at:

 Are you

  • passionate about helping to improve outcomes for Victorians with alcohol and other drug issues?
  • an experienced project manager able to navigate complex environments?
  • able to build collaborative relationships with a diverse range of 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 pre-employment screening processes.  Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

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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