Senior Project Officer, Secretariat

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Job Details
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Department: Safer Care Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/SCV/517046
Closing Date: 23-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: Until October 2018
Attachments: 2017-10-09 PD 517046 Senior Project Officer.doc (Word, 846KB)
Job Specification

2017-10-09 PD 517046 Senior Project Officer.pdf (PDF, 270KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Camilla Radia-George
03 9096 0974

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Position Summary:

As a Senior Project Officer, you will be required to prepare, within tight timeframes, high quality briefings, discussion papers, presentations, reports and other documentation related to the System Improvement Innovation and Leadership branch's key initiatives and projects. The person will be required to closely maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. The person will play an important role in the branch's governance functions by providing senior secretariat policy support and management of the VPS4 secretariat officer. The person will also contribute to engagement and knowledge management activities supporting the wider work of the branch.

Are you

  • Able to demonstrate experience in providing senior secretariat support to boards or ministerial advisory committees.
  • Experienced in stakeholder management and relationship building?
  • Able to effectively communicate with a broad range of stakeholders?
  • Someone with excellent attention to detail, who is thorough and accurate?



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.
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