Senior Project Officer

Job Details
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/E20035717
Closing Date: 29-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 1. Position Description C3102.docx (Word, 699KB)

2. Application form 20035717.docx (Word, 628KB)

Contact: Allison Binder
(03) 8335 5027 or

Position Details

About the role:

The Project Delivery Division (PDD) provides a project management service to Digital Services and Security Department and coordinates, directs and oversees programmes and projects in order to deliver outcomes and benefits supporting Victoria Police's strategic objectives.

Within the PDD is the Project Management Office (PMO) who provides support, assistance with the delivery of project components, quality assurance on project reporting and project management functions and maintenance of a ‘Centre of Excellence' for project delivery. The PMO also assists in the mobilisation of new projects, including the initiation and establishment of project teams for projects.

The PMO is seeking one (1) Senior Project Officer to support the initiation, delivery and transition of the major   programs and projects to deliver outcomes and benefits supporting Victoria Police's strategic objectives.

The Senior Project Officer will report to the PMO Program Manager and will assist with project assurance, as well as supporting project mobilisation and project delivery.

The role will be diverse, requires flexibility and is likely to undertake a wide variety of work across the division. 

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.

Your duties will include:

  • Assist in the recruitment and induction of project teams
  • Maintain the PDD Project Resource Plan
  • Ensure PDD Project standard and guidelines are communicated to Project Managers
  • Conduct regular project assurance reviews to monitor compliance with standards and guidelines
  • Assist Senior Project Managers in the development of initial project schedule and formal acceptance for baselining the project schedules
  • Assist Senior Project Manager/s to develop project budgets
  • Assist Senior Project Manager/s in procurement activities
  • Conduct regular reviews of project controls
  • Oversee project change requests and compliance with process
  • Coordinate Project Status Reporting
  • Perform quality assurance reviews of project control deliverables
  • Provide project support across PDD

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Demonstrated organisational and project management experience and capability, including the ability to achieve objectives within tight timeframes, and actively engage stakeholders.
  • Ability to work autonomously on your own initiative and be self-motivated and driven.
  • Ability to effectively and flexibly operate in a dynamic and fast paced project environment.
  • Superior level communication skills, including the ability to write high quality concise reports, briefs and correspondence.
  • Outstanding stakeholder management expertise, being able to deliver through others and negotiate successful outcomes for difficult situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and apply relevant legislation, policies, public sector issues and procedures in a complex environment.
  • A relevant tertiary education would be desirable.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) x full-time, ongoing position available.
  • This position is located at Victoria Police Centre, 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • In accordance with organisational policy, all Victoria Police employees are required to be fully vaccinated (including a booster vaccination) against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exception. As such your employment with Victoria Police is subject to providing evidence of your vaccination status.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form – the word document (2. Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement


Applications close midnight, Sunday 29 January, 2023

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website, Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic) or Seek. Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 

For further information on this role please contact: Allison Binder on (03) 8335 5027 or via email  

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email or on (03) 8335 6004.

About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

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