Program Officer, Planning and Capability (VPSG4)

Job posted: 09/03/2023
Applications close: 30/05/2023 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

1 day remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until 30 June 2024

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $91,418 - $103,725

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/EMV498

Reference: VG/EMV498

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Salary Range: $91,418 - $103,725

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) leads emergency management in Victoria by working with government, agencies and business to strengthen their capacity to withstand, plan for, respond to and recover from emergencies. EMV is a statutory entity and is part of the Department of Justice and Community Safety (the Department). The Department, through the Secretary, employs EMV staff and provides corporate functions to EMV. EMV is led jointly by the Chief Executive (CE) and the Emergency Management Commissioner (EMC).

Program Officer, Planning and Capability 

  • Challenging and rewarding role
  • Opportunity to lead the delivery of key projects
  • VPS4, Full-time - Fixed Term until 30 June 2024

The Program Officer, Planning and Capability will support the Senior Project Officer - Exercising in designing, organising and facilitating stakeholder engagement and consultation, maintaining stakeholder relationships and associated communication activity.

The key responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Provide advice on communications and engagement strategies in respect to planning for and the delivery and evaluation of emergency management plan exercises.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of emergency management plan exercises, with an emphasis on communications and engagement aspects.
  • Develop timely communications for relevant stakeholders (including key state, regional and municipal stakeholders, senior management, the State Emergency Management Planning Committee, and project staff) to a quality and standard which meet stakeholder needs.
  • Support the delivery of projects through maintaining project documentation, supporting procurement processes, responding to reporting requests and identify and communicate issue and risks.

To be successful you will have:

  • Experience in managing complex stakeholder and associated communication needs in a complex, contested a public sector environment.
  • Proven ability to write clearly on complex issues for a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and with initiative.
  • Knowledge of Victoria's emergency management arrangements.

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Sarah Leverett, Program Manager, Planning and Capability on 0438 344 336.

Applications close midnight Tuesday 30 May 2023.


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.




The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.


A re-employment restriction of one year applies to all recipients of an Early Retirement Scheme package from the VPS.

Program Officer, Planning and Capability  (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time / Until 30 June 2024

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Sarah Leverett on 0438 344 336 | sarah.leverett@emv.vic.gov.au

Program Officer, Planning and Capability  (VPSG4)