Senior Procurement Adviser (VPSG5)

Job posted: 31/01/2023
Applications close: 30/03/2023 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $105,479 - $127,621

Occupation: Procurement

Reference: VG/DJ2129

Reference: VG/DJ2129

Occupation: Procurement

Salary Range: $105,479 - $127,621

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • Ongoing, full-time role to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service.
  • Exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with multidisciplinary procurement experts and contribute to the delivery of a vast program of works.
  • VPS Grade 5: $105,479 - $127,621 plus superannuation.


About the Community Safety Building Authority

The Community Safety Building Authority (CSBA) within the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) has been established to design, procure, build and upgrade the infrastructure needed to keep communities safe.

The CSBA provides end-to-end project development, management and delivery of Victoria's new prisons, youth justice centres, court and custody facilities, emergency services facilities and public safety features such as pedestrian walkway bollards and CCTV networks. As well as delivering new infrastructure CSBA modernises, expands and upgrades existing facilities.

The CSBA has a highly skilled workforce of experienced professionals from across the public and private sectors that support the development, procurement and delivery oversight of major capital projects. The CSBA team includes specialists in community safety infrastructure, project management, engineering, cost management, commercial management, planning, environment and design.

Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the Senior Procurement Adviser performs assurance and compliance review in accordance to polices across a range of procurements of low to high risk and complexity.

This role will assist the Procurement Manager who is responsible for the management and implementation of the CSBA's procurement and contracting function, with emphasis on requirements for construction projects. The role is required to provide authoritative advice to managers and staff on all matters relating to procurement, contract management and tendering processes for CSBA activities.


About the Role

The Senior Procurement Adviser liaises closely with CSBA's senior management, including Project Directors/Managers and the Manager, Finance to ensure that the business unit's procurement needs are met. The Senior Procurement Adviser also ensures adherence to the department and Victorian Government's overarching procurement Framework, standards, policies and practices.

You will also:

  • Provide authoritative advice and guidance to CSBA's senior management and staff regarding all aspects and stages of procurement and contract management strategies and processes.
  • Manage end-to-end procurement processes across CSBA and assists with the identification and evaluation of suppliers in line with sourcing and evaluation plans.
  • Manage procurement and sourcing activities in line with the department's Procurement and Contract Management framework, procurement strategies, and the adoption of procurement technology.
  • Apply the appropriate procurement approach relevant to the procurement objective and ensure integrity and justification of procurement process and decisions.
  • Develop plans for a range of procurements of low to high risk and complexity, and departmental procurement performance reporting.
  • Manage evaluation, approval, and authorisation procedures to ensure probity, security, quality document control and transparency in all procurement activities.
  • Identify, establish, and maintain effective relationships with relevant stakeholders including third party suppliers and departmental staff that that will promote effective and efficient delivery of procurement services.
  • Assist CSBA in managing the department's Procurement Activity Register to ensure it is reflective of CSBA's upcoming procurement initiatives through consideration of expiring contracts and identified projects.
  • Prepare complex documentation such as briefings, proposed contractual agreements, communication plans, presentations, detailed reports and submissions on procurement and contract variation matters and ensures the timely progress of submissions throughout the varied government processes.
  • Negotiate and liaise with senior managers, external government agencies and service providers on a range of complex program development and delivery issues.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.


About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Proven knowledge and experience in commercial procurement and supplier engagements, preferably in a government environment and construction related activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide authoritative advice to senior management and staff regarding to procurement activities and Government requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality market analysis reports identifying relevant and realistic opportunities.


Why work for us?

Employees at CSBA have access to a wide variety of opportunities, with an extensive range of career and capability development programs designed to develop our teams.  We want you to grow and develop with us. We want your work to provide you with a strong sense of purpose and achievement.

We are committed to providing you with a supportive and inclusive culture and to supporting your work-life balance.  Our people can take advantage of flexible working arrangements such as flexible hours, compressed working hours, working from home and additional purchased leave, leave at half-pay or leave without pay.

As part of the DJCS, CSBA has one of the most progressive health and wellbeing programs in the industry. We recognise that our people are critical to our ability to successfully deliver our projects and we take a holistic approach to engaging and retaining our people.  You can access free professional advice and support to empower you to deal with a wide range of professional and personal issues.  This includes career and personal development, legal issues, nutrition and lifestyle, mental health issues and relationship issues.  You can also access discounted private health insurance, fitness classes and gym memberships, and excellent bicycle facilities.


How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. 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.


For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round. 


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.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
  • Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Senior Procurement Adviser (VPSG5)

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Calvin Lee on 0460 422 204 | Calvin.lee@justice.vic.gov.au

Senior Procurement Adviser (VPSG5)