Program Manager

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Procurement
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ6851APRIL2024
Closing Date: 16-Apr-2024
Salary Range: $130,673 - $174,869
Job Duration: 16/10/2024
Attachments: Position Description - VPS6 - Program Manager.pdf (PDF, 207KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Mia Castoldi on 0428 455 477

Position Details

  • Utilise your management expertise to provide support and advice to the Finance and Procurement branch
  • Fixed-Term (until 16/10/2024), Full-Time opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 6: $130,673 - $174,869 plus superannuation.

About Us:

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) delivers a justice and community safety system that works to build a safer, fairer, and stronger Victoria.

The Finance and Procurement business unit provides department-wide financial, procurement and workplace services through strategic leadership and setting the direction, policy, and processes, and partnering with the department to build capability.

Procurement and Property Services monitors and reports on procurement performance and manages several high-profile strategic projects to minimise procurement risk and support the delivery of value for money. It is also responsible for the effective operation and management of asset maintenance, fleet and property, and facilities management services across the department.

About the Role:

The role works closely with the Senior manager, Strategy Implementation team and Senior Project Managers to ensure the delivery of a series of strategic projects within the Strategy Implementation team which make up a larger program of works. This program is responsible for delivering and implementing procurement and property strategy on behalf of the CPO and to drive the delivery of the department's strategic objectives through the provision of procurement and property services.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Assisting with the development of briefs for the Strategy Implementation team.
  • Scoping, leading and delivering strategic projects relating to Procurement and Property Services, with a focus on strategy and the creation of value for money.
  • Identifying, developing and leading continuous improvement across Procurement and Property Services.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About You:

As an ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • Strategic planning: Has a comprehensive understanding of external and internal issues that influence the strategic direction of the organisation and ensures the overall strategic plan cascades to operational and team planning processes and performance plans.
  • Business acumen: Drive a culture of value for money for the department.
  • Project Management: Is a thought leader in project management with extensive experience of successful delivery of complex programs and projects in a government context.


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in project management, contract management or service delivery is highly desirable.
  • Experience / understanding of government procurement and policies will be highly desirable.

How to Apply:

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

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.


  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.



The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.

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