Project Officer (VPSG4)

Job posted: 13/05/2022
Applications close: 29/05/2022 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 30 June 2023

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $88,955 - $100,930

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/DH/HI/1629868

Reference: VG/DH/HI/1629868

Occupation: Projects

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

Application Closes: 29 May 2022 

Role: Project Officer (30 June 2023)

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Position Summary: 

The Project Officer, within the Infrastructure Planning branch of the Infrastructure Division of the Department of Health, is experiencing an exciting period of growth. We are looking for a Project Officer to join our project-based team structure as we work to embed strong project management principles in our infrastructure development work.

A focus of the role will be implementing, in collaboration with the Mental Health and Wellbeing Division of the department, the infrastructure-focused recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System.

The Project Officer will have the opportunity to support the development of mental health infrastructure projects including the procurement and coordination of expert resources to undertake activities such as service planning, master planning, feasibility analysis and cost planning. Strong analytical ability and excellent writing skills are essential for distilling planning outcomes into compelling business cases compliant with the Department of Treasury and Finance guidelines for Victorian public health infrastructure projects.


  • Contribute to the planning cycle of projects to meet departmental objectives including:

(a)    Assisting in research, analysis and implementation of projects based on defined outcomes and outputs.

(b)    Supporting the development and delivery of projects or sub-projects and their successful delivery and completion within resourcing, timeline and budget parameters. 

(c)    Contributing to the monitoring and evaluation of projects to ensure departmental objectives are met.

  • Where responsible for overseeing, monitoring or delivering projects, ensure they are delivered in accordance with relevant legislation and government regulations and guidelines. 
  • Assist in providing advice to stakeholders and assisting in the preparation and presentation of reports, ministerial briefs, cabinet and agency submissions on a range of matters.
  • Maintain positive relationships with stakeholders to facilitate a partnership approach.
  • Participate in overseeing, monitoring and delivering projects using internal or external resources in accordance with relevant legislation, government regulations and guidelines.
  • Undertake all project management activities in accordance with departmental processes and the VHBA Project Management Framework.
  • Participate in project activities ensuring deliverables and standards of excellence are achieved on time and on budget
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role and work unit impact clients and the department's ability to deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, effective support and services.

Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients.  As it is an essential element of any role within the department that employees be able to attend work onsite and to do so safely, employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.  This requirement applies unless they have a medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID -19.  Therefore, the department will ask any prospective employee, who has been identified as the preferred candidate for a role within the department, to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to any offer of employment being made.  If a prospective employee has a relevant medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, they should contact the department to discuss their individual circumstances.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through https://www.vic.gov.au/jobs-and-skills-exchange rather than via external advertisement.

For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including national police check and misconduct screening.

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.

For further information please visit the Department of Health <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-health>

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Project Officer (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time / 30 June 2023

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Nick Arvanitis | 0408 613 136

Project Officer (VPSG4)