Senior Planning Officer (VPSG4)

Job posted: 07/07/2022
Applications close: 17/08/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 30 June 2023

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $90,067 - $102,192

Occupation: Other

Reference: VG/EMV434E

Reference: VG/EMV434E

Occupation: Other

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) leads emergency management in Victoria by working with government, agencies and business to strengthen their capacity to withstand, plan for, respond to and recover from emergencies. EMV is a statutory entity and is part of the Department of Justice & Community Safety (the Department). The Department, through the Secretary, employs EMV staff and provides corporate functions to EMV. EMV is led jointly by the Chief Executive (CE) and the Emergency Management Commissioner (EMC).

Senior Planning Officer

  • Support the coordination of state-level operational planning
  • Challenging and engaging role
  • VPSG 4, Full-time Fixed Term until 30 June 2023, Shift work

Reporting to the Lead Planning Officer and working within a small team, you will be responsible for providing state-level operational planning and strategic support to the State Control Team.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Provide planning advice and support to the State Control Team in assessing the operational risks of current and emerging state emergencies, and developing objectives, priorities and mitigation strategies.
  • Extract and compile information and data in order to contribute to state-level operational planning for readiness, emergency co-ordination and response, and support to recovery planning processes Coordinate effective state-level operational planning for readiness, emergency co-ordination and response, and support to recovery planning processes.
  • Support the Lead Planning Officer in providing a comprehensive and coordinated state-wide view of operational planning for readiness, response and recovery activities.

To be successful you will have:

  • A sound understanding of the operations of the State Control Centre.
  • An understanding of Victoria's emergency management arrangements.
  • Strong strategic planning and critical thinking skills.


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).

Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.

Early Retirement Scheme:

A re-employment restriction of one year applies to all recipients of an Early Retirement Scheme package from the VPS.

How to Apply:

Please click the "Apply Now" button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter briefly outlining your skills and experience. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Matt Potter, Director Operational Coordination on 0417 303 953.

Application close midnight on Wednesday 17 August 2022.