Senior Project Officer, Office of the Deputy Secretary

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/WWD/378731
Closing Date: 27-Mar-2017
Salary Range: $90,890 - $109,969
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: WD378731 VPS5 Senior Project Officer Governance and Planning PD.doc (Word, 949KB)
Job Specification

WD378731 VPS5 Senior Project Officer Governance and Planning PD.pdf (PDF, 257KB)
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Contact: Sallie Rogers
(03) 9275-7432 or 0419 010 827

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

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Position Summary:

The Senior Project Officer, Governance and Planning is responsible for supporting the Deputy Secretary and divisional executive to manage divisional governance and planning, effectively leading projects that support the stewardship of the division and drive the achievement of the department’s operational and key strategic reform priorities. This role sits within the Office of the Deputy Secretary, West Division and is responsible for managing divisional governance and planning projects led by the Deputy Secretary, West Division and the West Division Executive.


Are you

• an excellent communicator, with high level written and verbal communication skills?
• able to think through complex information to identify potential risks in a time-pressured environment?
• able to effectively lead projects that support governance, planning and stewardship of the division?
• able to diplomatically provide advice and build relationships with people at all levels?
• focused on quality, detail and ensuring that deadlines are met?


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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