Senior Project Officer

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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: Community Services
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/DHHS/NDD/377573
Closing Date: 25-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: up to 17/5/2019
Attachments: VPS-5SeniorProjectOfficer,377573Final(September2018).doc (Word, 978KB)
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Contact: Zeki Seren
Ph. 5434 5610

Position Details

The Senior Project Officer is responsible for coordinating a range of quality, safeguarding and compliance projects.

The position requires understanding of the department's registration requirements under the Human Services Standards, Funded Organisation Performance Monitoring Framework and internal auditing processes. The role will also require an understanding of governance and operational practices  that are focused on continuous quality improvement. The position will also coordinate activities in preparation for the North Division's surveillance review against the Human Services Standards.

Are you

  • Has a positive attitude and consistently delivers quality work?
  • Has attention to detail with a commitment to delivering high quality outcomes?
  • Is analytical, organised and able to interpret information from various sources?
  • Has good project management skills that can be applied to the areas of quality, safeguarding and continuous improvement?

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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