Senior Project Officer, Aboriginal Employment

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All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/NND/516894
Closing Date: 01-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: Up to 30/06/2018
Attachments: VPS-5 Senior Project Officer 516894 ATSI (October 2017).doc (Word, 1.18MB)
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Contact: Mette Jorgensen
03 9412 5409

Position Details

The Senior Project Officer, Aboriginal Employment, will develop a placed based action plan to increase Aboriginal employment in North Division in alignment with the Departmental Aboriginal Employment Strategy.  They will also influence the development of the North Division Aboriginal Cultural Capability Framework in partnership with key stakeholders.

Are you

  • An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person with skills and experience building workforce capacity?
  • Passionate above improving outcomes for Aboriginal people & communities?
  • Action-oriented, keen on getting the job done?
  • Flexible, open to new ideas and different ways of doing things?



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.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role, or click here to obtain step-by-step guidance on how to register and apply online.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

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