Project Officer - Workforce Development (VPSG4)

Job posted: 03/08/2022
Applications close: 24/08/2022 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / until 30/06/2023

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $90,067 - $102,192

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/DH/MH/683093

Reference: VG/DH/MH/683093

Occupation: Projects

Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192

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.


Role:- Project Officer, Workforce Development

VPS Classification:- VPS 4

Salary:- $90,067 - $102,192 plus superannuation

Number of vacancies available:- 1

Office Location(s):- 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Employment Type:- Fixed term until 30/06/2023

Application Closes:- 11:59pm on 24th August 2022

Position Summary:

The Project Officer, Workforce Development will support a diverse range of activities related to program design and development, project management, data collection and analysis, as well as stakeholder engagement.

The position will support the design and execution of workforce development initiatives, working with the Principal Policy Officer, Workforce Development on strategic planning, forging and maintaining key stakeholder relationships, and the coordination of expert advice.  


  • Contribute to the full life cycle of projects to meet departmental objectives including:
  1. Assisting in research, analysis and implementation of projects based on defined outcomes and outputs.
  2. Supporting the development and delivery of projects or sub-projects and their successful delivery and completion within resourcing, timeline and budget parameters. 
  3. 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.
  • 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>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Project Officer - Workforce Development  (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time / until 30/06/2023

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Emma Cadogan | 0439 477 328

Project Officer - Workforce Development  (VPSG4)