Principal Project Officer, Digital Opportunities (VPSG6)

Job posted: 10/03/2023
Applications close: 28/03/2023 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until 30/6/2024

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $129,379 - $173,138

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/DFFH/CF/699521

Reference: VG/DFFH/CF/699521

Occupation: Projects

Salary Range: $129,379 - $173,138

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

If you’re having any trouble viewing this ad and would like it or any attachments in an accessible format (such as large print), please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on the ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)


The purpose of the role of Principal Project Officer is to lead the Digital Opportunities Project to immediately address existing deficiencies in the Integrated Client and Case Management System (ICCMS), comprised of CRIS, CRISSP and FERIS, together with work to develop a long-term technology solution. 

ICCMS is ageing, not fit for purpose, and will become unsupported by the vendor in 2032. Immediate system enhancements include automating processes to ensure data is up-to-date across different platforms, better connecting systems so data can be displayed in one consolidated view, and making data entry simpler.


  • Manage and oversee the full life cycle of projects to meet departmental objectives including:
  • a)     Leading research, analysis and implementation of complex projects based on defined outcomes and outputs.
  • b)     Managing and overseeing projects or sub-projects and being accountable for the successful delivery and completion of the projects/sub-projects within resourcing, timeline and budget parameters. 
  • c)      Monitoring and evaluating projects to ensure departmental objectives are met.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and authoritative advice to internal and external stakeholders and prepare and present detailed, comprehensive reports, ministerial briefs, cabinet and agency submissions on complex matters.
  • Pro-actively build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders to facilitate a partnership approach.

Please open the position description to read more.


The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19). The department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy(Word) outlines the requirements for existing employees, other workplace participants and prospective employees. Please read in full prior to applying.


All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <https://jse.vic.gov.au/user/login?destination=/new-home-page> portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 
Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process. 
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

Please apply to submit your interest in this position.

Principal Project Officer, Digital Opportunities  (VPSG6)

Job type:

Full time / Until 30/6/2024

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Kim Grindlay | kim.grindlay@dffh.vic.gov.au

Principal Project Officer, Digital Opportunities  (VPSG6)