Project Officer (VPSG4)

Job posted: 06/09/2021
Applications close: 26/09/2021 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $88,955 - $100,930

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Reference: VG/DJ3664

Reference: VG/DJ3664

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of young people and recognises that young peoples’ rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

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.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • Full Time – Ongoing opportunity
  • Salary $88,955 - $100,930, plus superannuation
  • Contributes to the development to new programs and continuous improvement of existing programs

About Us

The Koori Justice Unit (KJU) is a unit within the Aboriginal Justice Group of the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS), which has been established to help realise a clear vision of a fair and accessible justice system for Aboriginal people.

The KJU is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement - Burra Lotjpa Dunguludja - currently in its fourth phase (AJA4), in partnership with the Aboriginal community and Victorian government, in line with realising Aboriginal self-determination.

The AJA has established extensive Government and Community networks through the Aboriginal Justice Forum (AJF), Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee Network (RAJAC) and the Local Aboriginal Justice Action Committees (LAJAC) and uses them to effectively deliver initiatives including early intervention and prevention programs, diversion initiatives, and rehabilitation and reintegration support.

About the Role

The Project Officer is part of the KJU Community Programs Team and contributes to the development to new programs and continuous improvement of existing programs funded through AJA4. The Project Officer provides grant management of AJA4 funded programs including facilitating Expression of Interest processes, developing program guidelines, negotiating funding agreements and working in partnership with key stakeholders to support program delivery. Reporting to the Manager, Community programs, you will also be required to provide ongoing project and administrative support in assisting in the delivery of projects that are culturally appropriate and responsive, as well as promotion of all AJA initiatives within the region.

This is an Aboriginal Identified Position; Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Aboriginal community, both society and culture and the issues impacting on it.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with the Victorian Aboriginal community.
  • Demonstrated project management and experience with writing ministerial briefs and correspondence is highly regarded.
  • Previous contracts and grant funding agreements including the development and application of service specifications, key performance indicators, reporting and payment arrangements.

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.

Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process. Please visit https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/careers/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-island-employment for further information.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

During the COVID19 crisis all of our assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using various online tools to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our candidates and staff members. If you are invited to an interview, the Recruitment Services Team will confirm which online tool will be used. No face to face contact is required and induction training will also be completed online for those who are successful in securing a position with us.

Project Officer (VPSG4)

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Mary Morison on 0438 385 973 | mary.morison@justice.vic.gov.au

Project Officer (VPSG4)