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Senior Program Officer (Vpsg5)

Department of Transport - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


The Department of Transport brings together all transport modes to design, plan, build and operate Victoria's transport system. Our job is to further integrate the transport network and improve the delivery of services to Victorians for simpler, quicker and safer journeys that connect people and places and support Victoria's prosperity and liveability. We are excited to offer this opportunity for you to become part of the Department that delivers more choice, connections and confidence in our travel, ensuring the whole transport network works as one to deliver better services and outcomes.

Senior Program Officer

  • Annual Salary Range: $101,120 - $122,348 per annum plus superannuation
  • Tenure: Fixed Term (initial 3 years with potential to extend)
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Usual Work Location: Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)

About the Team

This role sits within the Workplace Transformation and Reform branch within the People and Business Services Division provides business enabling people and corporate services functions, to drive a high-performance culture and to support integrated operations.

About the Opportunity

The Senior Program Officer role will be responsible for supporting the ongoing development, delivery, evaluation and reporting of the COVID recovery activities and the Departmental Workplace Transformation and reform program, in collaboration and alignment with whole of Victorian Government guidance and initiatives.

This role will be required to oversee and report on the approved program and will include project cost monitoring and analysis, procurement, change and communications activities, project management, implementation and daily management of activities.

What we're looking for

  • Creativity and innovation - Generates new ideas; Draws on a range of information sources to identify new ways of doing things; Actively influences events and promotes ideas; Translates creative ideas into workplace improvements; Reflects on experience and is open to new ways to improve practice.
  • Flexibility - Adaptable; Open to new ideas; Accepts changed priorities without undue discomfort; Recognises the merits of different options and acts accordingly.
  • Planning and Organising - Sets clearly defined objectives and priorities and operates accordingly, reviewing and adjusting as required; Identifies processes, tasks and resources required to achieve a goal; Establishes systems and procedures to guide work and track progress; Recognises actual and potential barriers and finds effective ways to deal with them.
  • Verbal and written communications - Confidently conveys ideas and information in a clear and interesting way; Clearly understands the target audience and the objectives of the communication; Uses audience feedback to refine communication and ensure communications are understood; Handles difficult and sensitive communications well. Prepares complex briefs, letters, emails and reports using clear, concise and grammatically correct language; Edits written communications to ensure they contain the information necessary to achieve their purpose and meet audience needs; Ensures appropriate style and formats are used.
  • Conceptual and Analytical ability - Deals with concepts and complexity comfortably; Uses analytical and conceptual skills to reason through problems; Has creative ideas and can project how these can link to innovations.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Detects the underlying concerns, interests or emotions that lie behind what is being said and done; Presents as genuine and sincere when dealing with others; Projects an objective view of another's position; Uses understanding of individuals to get the best outcomes for the person and organisation.


  • Project management qualification and/or training
  • Change management qualification and/or training
  • Tertiary qualification in Business or related subject matter

Culture and Benefits

The Department of Transport is committed to building a culture of developing our people to achieve great outcomes for the Victorian transport network. We are proud of our commitment to flexible work arrangements that support different ways of working, helping employees balance work and life. We are focused on providing a workplace environment that is rewarding, enjoyable, healthy and productive for all employees, where contributions are valued and recognised, expectations are clear, and treatment is fair and equitable. More information on the PD attached.

How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and if you wish a covering letter. Applications close 11.59pm on Sunday, 9 May 2021.

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Herna van Reenan, Manager Workplace Transformation and Reform on 0459 852 250.

Preferred applicants may be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Transport will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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