Senior Program Officer | Melbourne - CBD
|Position Type:||Fixed term - full time|
|Attachments:|| Position Description - Senior Program Officer - YJ0510.pdf (PDF, 174KB)
|Application Close Date:||29-Oct-2020|
- Fixed-term full time until 30 June 2021, working from home and CBD location
- Salary range $99,872 - $120,838 plus superannuation
- Drive high profile reform projects to support the Youth Justice workforce
The Department of Justice and Community Safety is responsible for the supervision of children and young people in the criminal justice system.
Youth Justice is responsible for overseeing services responding to these children and young people, providing strategic advice and delivering outcomes to address youth crime and reduce offending.
A significant program of reform is underway to build a safe, effective and stable Youth Justice workforce.
About the role
In this role, you will be part of a team working within a complex and dynamic environment, responsible for leading the development and implementation of key workforce reform initiatives, targeted at both the Youth Justice community and custodial based workforces. These reforms will provide a significant contribution to building a safe, effective and stable Youth Justice system.
The Senior Program Officer – Workplace Reform, will support the planning, implementation and monitoring of high profile, high priority workforce initiatives, including the delivery of an end to end workforce plan and the introduction of a vocational qualification for youth justice custodial staff.
In this role, you will also contribute to the development of key policy and project documentation, including high quality briefings for senior executives.
To be successful in this role you will have:
- prior experience planning, monitoring and delivering complex service development projects.
- proven experience in managing projects in an agile working environment, with a commitment to monitoring and reporting, tracking risks and suitably escalating issues.
- sound judgement, the ability to develop and maintain effective key stakeholder relationships, using influence and negotiation skills to support the provision of clear advice and effective, timely actions.
- the ability to understand new subject matter quickly, demonstrate appropriate initiative, and write accurate, timely and audience-appropriate documentation
- sound knowledge of and/or experience in Victorian government administrative processes.
- knowledge and/or experience relating to the youth justice environment and trending issues is desirable but not essential.
A tertiary level qualification in a relevant field is desirable.
For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role, please refer to the attached position description.
Why work with us?
At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we provide every person with the means to achieve their potential through ongoing learning and development opportunities in a diverse, equitable and supportive environment.
We look for people who are prepared to do their very best in line with our values and behaviours. Our values shape and influence how we recruit, train and develop our staff and build relationships with stakeholders.
We will also provide you with professional development opportunities, an employee assistance program, access to job opportunities across the Victorian Government, salary packaging and much more.
How to apply
Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience for the position.
Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Please note: there are no Key Selection Criteria (KSC) questions required for this application and you do not need to separately address any KSC.
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.