Senior Project Officer

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Department: Safer Care Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/SCV/525153
Closing Date: 27-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: until 16/02/2020
Attachments: 2018-02-14 Final PD Senior Project Officer.doc (Word, 162KB)
Job Specification

2018-02-14 Final PD Senior Project Officer.pdf (PDF, 355KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Dr Shirin Anil
03 9096 2729

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1 x Fixed Term until 16/02/2020, Full Time

Office Location(s):
 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Position Summary:

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Senior Project Officer to join the Safer Care Victoria team.

The Senior Project Officer will play a key role in establishing the  Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board, a statutory entity created under the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017.

The position reports to the Manager Consultative Councils in the Stewardship and Support  and requires the ability to operate in a complex and dynamic environment. You will be required to exercise innovative leadership & sound judgement.


Are you:


  • Highly organised and able to manage time and workspace to juggle multiple priorities?
  • Able to prioritise and remain focused in a dynamic environment?
  • Flexible?  Adaptable?  Able to thrive in a busy, fast-paced work setting?
  • Able to develop and maintain systems and procedures?
  • Capable of sound judgment and understand the importance of teamwork?


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.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

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