Project Officer, Aboriginal Programs (VPSG3)

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 30/03/2023 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 12 months

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions

Salary: $73,842 - $89,661

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Reference: VG/033413B

Reference: VG/033413B

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Salary Range: $73,842 - $89,661

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions is firmly focused on driving a strong and resilient economy that benefits all Victorians – by creating more opportunities for people through jobs and skills; supporting businesses and industries to grow and prosper; and building vibrant communities and regions.

Established on 1 January 2023, our work spans numerous portfolios, supporting departmental ministers and operating across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We 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, Aboriginal Programs

  • Salary: $73,842 - $89,661 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed term role: 12 months
  • Usual hours of work: Full time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Hybrid - 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne and Working From Home


For the purpose of employment in Aboriginal Designated or Aboriginal Prioritised positions within the Victorian public sector, candidates will be asked to provide Confirmation of Aboriginality. This can be confirmed by a Confirmation of Aboriginality form signed by an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation and affixed with the common seal of that organisation. Recognising that access to formal Confirmation of Aboriginality documents can occasionally be problematic, an alternative process can be discussed.

The Role

This position will provide support to the team by contributing to the design and delivery of key initiatives. The position will engage with both Aboriginal communities, and work across government agencies to increase access and maximise opportunities for Aboriginal Victorians to participate in sport and active recreation. The role will deliver administration and support partnerships.

SRV, within the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions, manages several investment programs that seek to increase participation in community sport and recreation by maximising the delivery of outcomes most aligned to Victorian Government objectives and those within Active Victoria. 

The position is in the Aboriginal Programs Team (APT) and will work across the Policy and Equity Team in Sport, Tourism and Events/Sport and Recreation Victoria.

Key accountabiltiies:

  1. Administrative support to the Manager, Aboriginal Programs to assist with projects of the APT including Partnership and Self-Determination work.
  2. Support the Aboriginal Programs team in the development and delivery of Aboriginal sport and recreation programs through the administration of the Aboriginal Sporting Participation Grant Program. Develop material to promote the Aboriginal Programs (including the grant program and partnership) to key stakeholders including internal capacity building activities.
  3. Develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders (including Aboriginal organisations and community) through a professional and collaborative approach to support development opportunities and pathways for Aboriginal people.

The Team

The position of Project Officer, Aboriginal Programs forms a part of the Sport and Recreation Victoria  within the Sport, Tourism and Events group.

Sport, Tourism and Events (STE) is comprised of Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV) and Tourism and Events (T&E). SRV aims to create greater sport and active recreation participation opportunities for all Victorians in order to maximise economic, social and health benefits and enhance Victoria's liveability.

About You

  • Knowledgeable of Victorian Aboriginal people and their culture and sensitive to their needs?
  • Able to prepare reports, notes and accurate responses to correspondence?
  • Able to communicate in a sensitive and respectful manner with Aboriginal people, key stakeholders and all levels of management? 

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Allyson Walker, Manager, Aboriginal Programs, on 0456 980 614 or allyson.walker@sport.vic.gov.au.

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, as outlined in the department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy and in line with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, directions, policies or procedures, including but not limited to any requirement to provide evidence of vaccination status.

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.

Please note: If you require an adjustment to participate in any stage of the recruitment process or have a particular requirement to be communicated with by either telephone or email only, please notify the DJSIR Recruitment Team at recruitment@ecodev.vic.gov.au with the position number in the subject line.

We respect and welcome people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, abilities, and cultures.

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 30 March 2023.

Project Officer, Aboriginal Programs (VPSG3)

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Full time / 12 months

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Allyson Walker, Manager, Aboriginal Programs | on 0456 980 614 or allyson.walker@sport.vic.gov.au

Project Officer, Aboriginal Programs (VPSG3)