Project Officer, Community Housing Unit (VPSG4)

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 31/03/2023 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until 22 May 2025

Organisation: Homes Victoria

Salary: $91,418 - $103,725

Occupation: Construction

Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/675436A

Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/675436A

Occupation: Construction

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

If you’re having any trouble viewing this ad and would like it or any attachments in an accessible format (such as large print), please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on the ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)


Are you:

  • A proactive self starter which takes satisfaction navigating roadblock, driving outcomes and delivering key objectives?
  • Looking for a flexible workplace environment with a strong emphasis on self managing whilst ensuring that key work assigned is delivered within time and to a quality standard?
  • A team player who works well with others in pursuit of team goals, collaborates and shares information, with excellent communication skills?
  • A person with strong administrative skills, capable of identifying ways to improve current administrative practices?
  • Looking to apply commercial acumen to meeting the challenge of providing more affordable housing?

The Housing Growth and Commercial Development Branch has a VPS4 Project Officer role available across the Community Housing and Commercial Development Units. The role contributes to a variety of complex projects at the development, delivery, business case and transaction phases for new social and affordable housing.
The Project Officer will be responsible for proactively supporting and coordinating key transactions, administrative and monitoring activities required to execute funding agreements, undertake finance analysis of proposals, processing of payments and contributing to risk and issue management, establishing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, participating in and facilitating meetings, and preparation of a range of project documents including business cases and support for other investment decisions. Ideally you will have demonstrated experience in proactively managing and coordinating multiple project outcomes.


1. Contribute to the full life 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.

2. Assist in providing support to Senior team members and Managers in providing advice to stakeholders and assisting in the preparation and presentation of reports, Powerpoint presentations,  ministerial briefs, cabinet and agency submissions on a range of matters.

3. Manage the procurement of small projects and engagements, ensuring they are completed on time and on budget to the satisfaction of stakeholders.

Please open the position description to read more.


The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19). The department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy(Word) outlines the requirements for existing employees, other workplace participants and prospective employees. Please read in full prior to applying.


All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <https://jse.vic.gov.au/user/login?destination=/new-home-page> portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 
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. 
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

Please apply to submit your interest in this position.

Project Officer, Community Housing Unit  (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time / Until 22 May 2025

Job classification:



Chris Zann | 0487 157 445

Project Officer, Community Housing Unit  (VPSG4)