Engagement Officer (VPSG4)

Job posted: 20/07/2021
Applications close: 03/08/2021 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 12 month - Fixed Term

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $87,640 - $99,438

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/034447A

Reference: VG/034447A

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Salary Range: $87,640 - $99,438

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

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.

Engagement Officer

  • $87,640- $99,438 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed-term, 12 month contract
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)

Industry Coordination and Recovery Group

The Industry Coordination and Recovery Group leads and works with our partners to enable Victorian industries and businesses to recover and thrive while operating in a COVID-safe environment. Our goal is to ensure business and industry is COVID-safe and active contributors to Victoria's economic recovery.

We achieve this by supporting industry, businesses and workplaces through strategy, engagement and delivery of COVID-safe programs to support industry and businesses to respond to the changing public health landscape.

Our group engages with industry through all channels, gathering intelligence and providing advice to DHHS public health teams on industry impacts. We work across government to support portfolio leads in industries for engagement and enforcement.

The Industry Coordination and Recovery Group comprises seven branches: ICRG Strategy and Preparedness, Industry Recovery Engagement, Industry Information & Coordination, Office of the Deputy State Controller, Office of the Deputy Secretary, Industry Support & Events and Ministerial Coordination.

Industry Recovery Engagement Branch

The Industry Recovery Engagement branch is responsible for the engagement, education and coordination with industry and sectors relating to COVID-19. The branch leads the stakeholder engagement process with key partners, working dynamically and adaptively to engage across the economy through industry sectors. The branch has a key focus on developing and translating policy that contributes to COVID-safe policies and practices and enables economic recovery.

The Role:

Reporting to a Manager, Industry Recovery Engagement, the Engagement Officer works under direction and as part of the Industry Recovery Engagement branch to support engagement with business associations, councils, local business networks and directly with businesses to ensure those businesses understand Victoria's COVID-19 management framework and are operating in COVID-safe ways.

The successful applicant will demonstrate:  

  • Written and verbal communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to prepare and deliver correspondence, briefs and reports in a clear and succinct way targeted to the needs of the audience. 
  • Strategic engagement acumen: Demonstrated experience in supporting the delivery of the strategic engagement function for stakeholder groups, including identifying issues and opportunities and appropriate approaches to engagement and communications solutions.
  • Relationship building: Establishes and maintains relationships with people at all levels; promotes harmony and consensus through diplomatic handling of disagreements; Forges beneficial partnerships with people across business areas, functions and organisations.
  • Teamwork: Cooperates and works well with others in pursuit of team goals, collaborates and shares information; shows consideration, concern and respect for others' feelings and ideas; accommodates and works well with the different working styles of others; encourages resolution of conflict within the group.
  • Analytical and conceptual skills with a demonstrated ability to analyse complex problems and data to provide strategic advice and solutions to achieve outcomes.


For a confidential discussion, please call Barbara Cullen – Director, Industry Sector Engagement on 0427 090 577.

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. 

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 3 August 2021

Engagement Officer (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time / 12 month - Fixed Term

Job classification:



Barbara Cullen | 0427 090 577

Engagement Officer (VPSG4)