Procurement Category Officer

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Procurement
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ7710JAN23
Closing Date: 16-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: VPS4 - Procurement Category Officer.pdf (PDF, 235KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Victor Sinha on 0419527159

Position Details

  • An exciting opportunity to lead key procurement activities for the department and manage enterprise contracts
  • VPSG4 classification (salary range$90,067 - $102,192) plus superannuation
  • Ongoing, full-time role


About us

Procurement Services is part of the Corporate Governance and Support division, it provides department-wide procurement leadership and strategic direction, policy, process, capability development. Procurement Services monitors and reports on procurement performance, to minimise procurement risk and support the delivery of value.


About the role

The Procurement Category Officer role is responsible for providing guidance and support to staff, leading key procurement activities for the department, developing and maintaining category plans, and managing enterprise contracts.

This role is attached to the Justice, Health and Welfare Services portfolio which is responsible for the following categories:

  • Health Services
  • Human and Welfare Services
  • Social and Reintegration Services
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Drug and Alcohol Services
  • Drugs and Pharmaceutical Products
  • Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Animals and Farming


About you

To be successful in this role, strong organisational skills are essential as well as a high level of initiative, attention to detail and enthusiasm. We welcome applicants who have:

  • strong procurement and contract management experience
  • strong verbal, communication and stakeholder management skills
  • proven ability to deliver projects and assignments on time
  • strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • ability to work collaboratively
  • tertiary qualifications, preferably encompassing procurement, supply chain, commerce, law or business administration.

For further information about the role, please contact Victor Sinha, Senior Procurement Category Specialist at


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 is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
  • Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.

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