Senior Project Officer, Office For Business Excellence

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/ND/378318A
Closing Date: 25-Apr-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: VPS 5 Senior Project Officer PD.docx (Word, 136KB)

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Contact: Amelia Condi
03 9479 0588

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
 Preston DHHS, 679-685 High Street, Preston / Bendigo DHHS 74-78 Queen Street, Bendigo

Position Summary:

  • Drive Change and your Career
  • Innovative Child Protection Program
  • Project Management with a difference – Convenient Preston Location


The Department of Health and Human Services, North Division incorporates several of Melbourne Growth Corridors, comprising of 17 Local Government Areas with a population of 1.2 million.

The Office for Business Excellence (OBE) was established in 2016 to build business improvement and project management capability ultimately strengthening the DHHS North Division Child Protection Service.

An outstanding opportunity currently exists for a highly motivated individual to join the Preston based team in the capacity of Senior Project Officer – Office for Business Excellence, North Division.

The Senior Project Officer will support the Child Protection executive team to implement a range of initiatives to enhance service provision, respond to demand and identify opportunities to strengthen business practice.

This is an exciting opportunity to utilise your strong business acumen and stakeholder management to drive permanent and sustainable change.





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 view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

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