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May

Project Officer (Vpsg4)

Department of Justice and Community Safety - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

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JOB DESCRIPTION

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?

  • Join a dynamic and flexible team working as a Project Officer in the Community Safety Building Authority (CSBA)
  • 1x Fixed term, until 30 November 2022
  • VPS Grade 4 role ($87,640 - $99,438) 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 and design.

The CSBA has three business units - the Office of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Major Projects and Program Delivery.

Major Projects is responsible for the delivery of major, high-value and/or high-risk infrastructure projects across the Justice and Community Safety Sector. It is predominantly responsible for new build projects across the Corrections & Justice Services and Youth Justice portfolios.

Program Delivery is responsible for the development and delivery of a range of new build, expansion and upgrade projects for groups across DJCS including Corrections & Justice Services, Youth Justice and Justice Health, as well as external entities such as Court Services Victoria. Project Development and Advice sits within the Program Delivery unit and develops new capital projects and provides advice across the whole of the CSBA.

This role will contribute to a variety of complex construction projects, including major business initiatives, the procurement of contracted services and products, investment proposals, and infrastructure projects.

Duties include preparation of project plans, monitoring and reporting on project status, contributing to risk and issue management, effective stakeholder liaison, engagement of consultants and contractors, fulltime site attendance during construction, contract administration, financial reporting and project governance. The role may involve working on more than one project concurrently. Therefor your work location will be, Melbourne CBD, Chisholm Road Prison, Lara, VIC 3212 and Ravenhall, 3023

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.

About the Role

The Project Officer will be responsible for preparing project plans, monitoring and reporting on project status, contributing to risk and issue management, establishing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, participating in and facilitating project meetings, and preparation of a range of project documents including business cases and support for other investment decisions (e.g. contract variations).

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Demonstrated expertise or knowledge of the principles and processes of project procurement and contract management, project lifecycle stages and project management software.
  • Superior interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish effective relationships with stakeholders in order to develop and negotiate innovative solutions to complex issues
  • Excellent problem solving and organisation skills.

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.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency




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