Communications Officer (VPSG4)

Job posted: 21/11/2022
Applications close: 05/12/2022 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $90,067 - $102,192

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/022417E

Reference: VG/022417E

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

Our work supports a range of diverse portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We also oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do.

  • Salary: $90,067 – $102,192 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term – 1 year
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Bundoora (flexibility may be available)

The Team

The position of Communication Officer – Research and Innovation forms a part of the Agriculture Victoria Branch and Agriculture Victoria Research Branch. Agriculture Victoria works with industry and community stakeholders to support the agriculture, food and fibre sector to become more globally competitive, innovative and resilient. The Agriculture Victoria Research Branch represents DJPR's agricultural research and innovation function.

The Role

As a member of the AVR Operations team, you will be expected to operate with a minimum level of direction, prioritise competing workload demands and deliver high quality outputs in a timely manner to agreed standards.

  • Support the development and implementation of communication strategies
  • Forecast media opportunities and news cycles to achieve strategic communication goals
  • Provide editorial support and assist with the design and delivery

About You

Key knowledge and skills requirements for this role include excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrated experience building and maintaining strong professional relationships, and capacity to manage competing priorities.

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Jennifer Sexton, Senior Portfolio Manager on 0438 981 294.

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, as outlined in the department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy and in line with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, directions, policies or procedures, including but not limited to any requirement to provide evidence of vaccination status.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department. For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

Please note: If you require an adjustment to participate in any stage of the recruitment process or have a particular requirement to be communicated with by either telephone or email only, please notify the DJPR Recruitment Team at recruitment@ecodev.vic.gov.au with the position number in the subject line.

We respect and welcome people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, abilities, and cultures.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 5 December 2022.

Communications Officer (VPSG4)

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Jennifer Sexton | 0438 981 294

Communications Officer (VPSG4)