Project Officer (VPSG4)

Job posted: 13/09/2021
Applications close: 27/09/2021 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Negotiable

Job type: Full time / 7 October 2022

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $88,955 - $100,930

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/028708B

Reference: VG/028708B

Occupation: Projects

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

Work location: Negotiable

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.

Project Officer/Executive Assistant

  • $88,955 - $100,930 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term – Until 7 October 2022
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Flexible


The position of Project Officer forms a part of the Rural and Regional Policy and Strategy branch within the Rural and Regional Victoria group. 

The Rural and Regional Victoria group ensures rural and regional communities and economies are vibrant, thriving and inclusive. We do this by working with communities and businesses to develop policies and programs that target job creation, infrastructure, regional planning, resources development and investment attraction. We aim to build on rural and regional Victoria's existing strengths as its communities and economies continually change. We work with our partners and across government to improve the social and economic wellbeing of rural and regional Victorians for the benefit of the entire state. The Rural and Regional Victoria Group incorporates Regional Development Victoria, Resources Branch, the Latrobe Valley Authority, and the Rural and Regional Policy and Strategy Branch.

The Regional Policy and Strategy Branch provides policy and strategy leadership, coordinating across government to develop the evidence base, ideas, knowledge, policies and programs that support the Victorian Government's commitment to rural and regional Victoria. The group delivers research and analysis to support regional policy, and manages strategic relationships across and outside government, including with the Regional Partnerships.

The role works on a variety of projects across the Branch, manages the Executive Director's day-to-day activities, liaises closely with senior executives, the Minister's office, external stakeholders and key staff within DJPR, and works to ensure administrative and project management support functions within the Branch are delivered to a consistently high standard.  Key accountabilities include: 

  • Support the delivery of a range of whole-of-group projects, events, activities and the implementation of continuous improvement initiatives across RRP&S, to maintain high standards of office administration and deliverables and further strengthen collaboration and a positive team culture.
  • Manage the smooth operation of the Executive Director's office and provide administrative and corporate support to enable the Executive Director to achieve agreed outcomes.
  • Coordinate the day-to-day business processes of the Rural and Regional Policy & Strategy Branch, to ensure the efficient and timely delivery of the work program.
  • Build and maintain productive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and partners, including departmental executives and their offices, ministerial staff, business representatives and other agencies.
  • Prepare clear and concise, professional internal communications, emails, memoranda, correspondence and other documentation as required to a high standard on behalf of the Executive Director.
  • Coordinate management and governance team meetings, stakeholder meetings and other key events, including agenda preparation and follow-up on action items.


For a confidential discussion, please contact Maxine Loynd, Executive Director, Rural & Regional Policy & Strategy on 0418 173 785.  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 27 September 2021.

Project Officer (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time / 7 October 2022

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Maxine Loynd | Executive Director, 0418 173 785

Project Officer (VPSG4)