Freedom of Information Officer, (Personal), Freedom of Information Unit

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We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians.

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/PCO/401260
Closing Date: 29-Sep-2017
Salary Range: $64,583 - $78,418
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2017.09.14 Final Approved FOI Officer PD.pdf.doc (Word, 950KB)
Job Specification

- 2017.09.14 Final Approved FOI Officer PD.pdf.doc.pdf (PDF, 151KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Mr Dallas McGar
03 9096 8449

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):

Position Summary:

A Freedom of Information Officer acts as an authorised officer under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. They assess the validity of requests, assess information for release, apply exemptions where required and authorise the release of documentation to applicants.

The Freedom of Information Officer consults with applicants and stakeholders using effective verbal and written communication skills and treats all information with the strictest confidentiality. They have a very high attention to detail and a proven ability to meet deadlines.

Are you

  • able to work to meet tight deadlines while maintaining excellent attention to detail, accuracy and consistency in your work?
  • able to demonstrate an understanding of the Freedom of Information Act 1982?
  • experienced in preparing written correspondence to a high standard?



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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