Senior Procurement Officer (VPSG5)

Job posted: 02/08/2022
Applications close: 23/08/2022 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $103,920 - $125,735

Occupation: Procurement

Reference: DOJ/YJSPO22

Reference: DOJ/YJSPO22

Occupation: Procurement

Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we are 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 are proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • Exciting opportunity for an experienced procurement professional 
  • Be a vital part of bringing Victoria's new youth justice precinct into operation
  • Work with high value tenders and contracts
  • VPS Grade 5 fixed term role earning $103,920 – $125,735 per year plus super

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is recruiting a Senior Procurement officer to support procurement activities for the mobilisation of the new Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct.

What will the Senior Procurement Officer do?

As Senior Procurement Officer, you will manage the development of plans for a range of procurement and supplier engagements. You will negotiate and deliver value for money outcomes, ensuring integrity and justification of procurement process and decisions.

You will also:

  • Manage the development of tender materials, such as specifications and lead, and co-ordinate tender evaluation processes and approval procedures.
  • Assist Youth Justice in establishing contracts with successful vendors and lead supplier relationship management for these contracts.
  • Prepare high quality briefings and correspondence, detailed reports and submissions on complex procurement matters, ensuring accuracy and adherence to departmental policies.

What skills should the senior procurement officer have?

To thrive in this role, you will have experience in the procurement of complex services contracts and provision of commercial advice, including an understanding of Microsoft Excel for contract value calculations and commercial evaluations. 

You will also have experience in achieving successful commercial outcomes through effective procurement processes and, ideally, have a sound understanding of departmental procurement guidelines.

For more information on what you will do on the job, and to learn more about the skills we're looking for, please read the position description attached.

To discover some of the benefits of working for the Department of Justice and Community Safety, click here.

Apply now! Applications close Sunday August 14.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, click here or email aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au.

Applications will be regularly reviewed up until the closing date, so please do not delay in submitting your application.

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

Important Information

During the COVID-19 pandemic all our assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using online tools to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our candidates and staff.  No face-to-face contact is required, and induction training will also be completed online for those who are successful in securing a position with us. 

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. 


For this particular vacancy, priority consideration will apply to Victorian Public Service (VPS) employees who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) platform. 

Senior Procurement Officer (VPSG5)

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Christie Enright | Chistie.Enright@justice.vic.gov.au

Senior Procurement Officer (VPSG5)