Senior Project Officer

The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

We provide professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported.

Our employees are key to our success, and bring new and creative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work and the delivery of quality services to the Victorian community. We proactively seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

Department policy stipulates that salary upon commencement is paid at the base of the salary range for the relevant grade. Any above base requests require sign off by an executive delegate and will be by exception only or where required to match the current salary of Victorian Public Service staff transferring at level.

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If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ0460
Closing Date: 01-Mar-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: Until 30 April 2019
Attachments: DJ0460 - Senior Project Officer - Position Description.doc (Word, 862KB)

Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)

Contact: Bernadette Munday on (03) 8684 7094

Position Details

  • Consultative role with project management at the forefront
  • An opportunity to work on meaningful projects that will deliver significant impact to the community
  • 12 month fixed term VPSG5 opportunity (CBD location)

An exciting 12 month opportunity exists for a Senior Project Officer in the Rehabilitation and Reintegration Branch within Corrections Victoria.

Corrections Victoria operates Victoria's adult corrections system, including Community Correctional Services across more than 50 locations, and manages 12 public prisons and oversees two privately operated prisons. It ensures prisoners are safely and securely contained and aims to rehabilitate offenders by addressing the underlying causes of offending behaviour.

The Senior Project Officer, Service Development, is located within the Rehabilitation and Reintegration Branch and will be part of the Service Development team. Core to being successful in this role will be your strong written and oral communications skills; expertise in building and maintaining high value relationships with stakeholders and experience in project management.

The Service Development Unit has been established to lead high priority, high profile service reforms that impact upon a number of Corrections Victoria's business areas.  The Unit is a small team that draws in additional staff from subject matter areas as required, depending on the Unit's work program.

The position will report to the Service Development Manager, Rehabilitation and Reintegration Branch but work across projects of Specialised Offender Assessment and Treatment Services, Offending Behaviour Programs and other service delivery areas as required.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • experience in leading and managing complex projects, within specified time frames
  • strong problem solving ability
  • knowledge and/or experience relating to the corrections environment.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role please refer to the position description attached.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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