Senior Project Officer

Job posted: 09/07/2024
Applications close: 23/07/2024 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 2 years

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $106,534 - $128,897

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/733117JL

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/733117JL

Occupation: Projects

Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897

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)


Reporting to the Director, Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Response team (CSERT), you will be part of a small specialist team responsible for the delivery of the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing's strategy for responding to child sexual and criminal exploitation (CSE and CCE). This includes supporting the development of an intelligence function to detect and share information with Victoria Police to respond to child sexual exploitation.

The role supports the work of the Office of Professional Practice's (OPP) CSERT with primary responsibilities relating to:

  • Assisting the implementation of the team's Strategic Plan to enhance joint responses to child sexual exploitation which involves leading and supporting multi-disciplinary projects, maintaining governance arrangements, and providing strategic advice to the Director.
  • coordinating portfolio responses and branch operations (i.e., budget, reporting, governance and risk management responsibilities) where required.

The role operates within a dynamic environment that requires flexibility, the capacity to exercise sound judgement and the ability to take effective, timely action.


  • Overseeing and monitoring project delivery in accordance with relevant legislation and government regulations and guidelines.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and authoritative advice to the Director and prepare and present detailed, comprehensive reports, ministerial briefs, cabinet, and agency submissions on complex matters.
  • Support CSE Response team functions including budget and recruitment processes, governance reporting arrangements and other executive support where required.

Please open the position description to read more.

The department strongly recommends (but does not mandate) that employees maintain their COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with current ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) advice, given their individual circumstances. As of June 2023, DFFH does not require evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status.


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.

Senior Project Officer

Job type:

Full time / 2 years

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Dr Karla Lopez | karla.lopez@dffh.vic.gov.au

Senior Project Officer