Location: Melbourne | CBD
Job type: Full time
Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Salary: $70,791 – $85,956
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 young people and recognises that young peoples’ 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?
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.
CSBA provides end-to-end project 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.
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 team within CSBA includes specialists in community safety infrastructure, project management, engineering, cost management, commercial management, planning and design.
CSBA has three business units – the Office of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Major Projects and Program Delivery. The Office of the CEO incorporates Safety, Commercial & Legal, Reporting & Administration, and Governance & Assurance functions. The Major Projects unit 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. The Program Delivery unit 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 but develops new capital projects and provides advice across the whole of CSBA.
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
Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, the Project Support Officer will be responsible for providing secretariat support to high-level stakeholder/executive groups, co-ordinating meetings and workshops, developing and maintaining project administration systems, liaising with project stakeholders, preparing a range of project documents and assisting in risk and issue management.
In addition, this role ensures that administrative support is maintained for project teams and is responsible for undertaking a range of administrative activities involving exposure to commercially and politically sensitive information, in a complex project delivery environment.
As our ideal candidate, you will have:
Experience with the Project Management Excellence framework is desirable
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Superior problem solving and organisational skills.
Relevant qualifications or experience within a dynamic project environment is desirable.
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.