When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focused organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live. We offer many different employment opportunities in locations around Western Australia. You will have a chance to make a real difference to your local communities and to the lives of those you work with.
About the role
As part of the Strategic Projects team you will join a dynamic, specialist area that services the Department of Justice’s portfolio of strategic projects and initiatives. The Strategic Projects area monitors and tracks all the Department’s strategic projects and initiatives, as well as provides advice, consultancy, and project support to business areas on project and program delivery.
As a Senior Project Officer for the Strategic Projects area you will assist business areas across the Department in the planning and delivery of major and complex projects and programs. You will provide project management guidance and advice to stakeholders, as well as track and monitor the Department’s strategic projects portfolio.
We are looking for individuals with a demonstrated ability in achieving results, and have:
- Experience in contributing and managing medium-large scale complex projects that involve significant business change.
- Experience in analysing large and complex data and information, and can use their problem solving abilities to develop strategic recommendations and effective solutions.
- Highly developed communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills, including the ability to write and prepare quality reports and project documentation and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
All employees are required to undergo employment screening, which includes a National Criminal History Check and other checks that may be relevant to the position requirements.
How to apply
Please ensure you review the attached JDF for further information about the work-related requirements of the position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.
We require you to submit:
A current comprehensive CV including the contact details of two (2) referees and a statement addressing the following essential work-related requirements (selection criteria):
Project Skills - Demonstrated experience in contributing and managing medium-large scale projects which are complex and/or involve significant business change. This includes: developing project plans; setting and meeting priorities and deadlines; identifying, analysing and recommending strategies to mitigate project risks; managing project resources; and reporting on project activity and progress.
Analytical and Problem Solving – Analysing large and complex data and information to understand business impacts and develop options to best meet the Department’s requirements. Developing recommendations and applying strategic thinking and effective solutions.
Communication, Negotiation and Interpersonal – Writing and preparing quality reports, correspondence and project documentation. Communicating effectively with staff and external stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes. Operating as a flexible member of a project team.
Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.
To submit your application click the “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
The Department of Justice uses recruitment pools to build a bank of talent for future opportunities. When part of a pool you may be offered a permanent or temporary position, however an appointment is not guaranteed.
This pool will be open for a period of 24 months from the date of first appointment. Permanent and fixed-term full-time appointments may be offered as vacancies arise.
Currently there is currently one (1) fixed term contract available for immediate filling.
If required we may choose to supplement the field of applications by conducting a Candidate Search.
Equity and Diversity
The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce as a part of EEO Management Plan and its Aboriginal Workforce Development Strategy. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from a diverse field, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, young people and people with disability including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Tina Davies, Assistant Director Strategic Projects, on 9264 9659 for a confidential discussion.