Local recruitment: Project Officer, Rural Water Projects

Victoria Government

Melbourne VIC, Australia 🇦🇺

Job type: Full time / Until 25 August 2023

Job classification: VPSG4

Contact: Courtney Whitford | (03) 8508 3335

Job attachments:

50927680 VPSG4 Project Officer, Rural Water Projects – PD.docx

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until 25 August 2023

Organisation: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Salary: $91,418 – $103,725

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/-/50927680/-

We are seeking a Project Officer with project governance experience and excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to form collaborative relationships with a variety of stakeholders.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a small high-achieving and supportive team that oversees over $650 million of rural water infrastructure projects, feasibility studies and business case projects across Victoria.

The Project Officer will be part of a team which is responsible for initiating and overseeing rural water infrastructure projects which support modernised infrastructure, improved water efficiency and increased resilience to changes in water availability across Victoria, as well as securing funding for future rural water infrastructure investment to address future water security, reliability, and access.

The role is responsible for coordinating, facilitating and providing project support for rural water infrastructure projects and feasibility studies including ongoing monitoring of funding and reporting. There will be an opportunity in this role to get out of the office on regional visits to see projects under construction and engage with other elements of the team’s diverse work program.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • An appropriate qualification in engineering, science, natural resource management or an approved equivalent is highly desired.
  • A current Victorian Driver’s Licence is required.

This is a fixed term position available until 25 August 2023. The work location for this position is 2 Lonsdale St, Melbourne with hybrid work arrangements available.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday, 05 April 2023.

Other relevant information:

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.  Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination status as up to date (3 doses) or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development