Principal Project Officer

Division: Commissioning & Sector Engagement
Position No: 011530
Salary: PSCA 2019 Level 7 $117,725 - $126,033 Gross pa
Work Type: Fixed Term - Full Time
Location: East Perth
Closing Date: 2020-01-23 4:00 PM (YYYY-MM-DD)

The Department of Communities brings together the services and functions of disability services, child protection and family support, housing, community initiatives and regional services reform.

The Department of Communities’ Strategy and Reform Unit are responsible for the delivery of the Out-of-Home Care reform as outlined in Building a Better Future: Out-of-Home Care Reform in Western Australia. April 2016. Further inform on the Out-of-Home Care reform program can be found at

The Department of Communities will relocate its head office to the new purpose-built Kings Square, Fremantle, that is set to accommodate 1500 State Government employees. This move is currently scheduled for April 2020 with Strategy and Reform due to move in May. 

The Opportunity

The Principal Project Officer will be part of the dedicated, multi-disciplinary and visionary team working to lead the development and implementation of the OOHC reforms. This role will support the Strategy and Reform Unit to project manage, track and deliver all aspects of this complex project.

The Department of Communities has worked in partnership with the community services sector to develop a suite of reforms in the Out-of-Home Care (OOHC) sector. 

The reforms outlined in ‘Building a Better future: Out-of-Home Care Reform in Western Australia’, will realign and re-orientate the focus of the OOHC system, including the service models, standards and legislation. 

The reforms are aligned to deliver:

  • a system focused on the needs of the child;
  • a coordinated and flexible service system;
  • a safe system held to high quality standards; and
  • a legislative framework supporting best outcomes for children and families.

This position is available to 30th June 2020, with the possibility of an extension for up to 3 years, on a part time and full time basis.

Join the Department of Communities

Apply online by clicking the ‘Apply for Job’ button (above and below) and provide the following documents in Word or PDF format only:

  1. A current comprehensive resume/CV.
  2. A two (2) page written application addressing all the essential selection criteria as stated on the JDF.
  3. Provide an example of a completed project plan.
  4. An application form (for hard copy applications only).

For technical difficulties while applying online or general recruitment enquiries please contact Phoebe Plesko 08 6551 8331 on email

Equity and Diversity

The Department of Communities embraces diversity and firmly believes that the best services come from a workplace, where varied viewpoints are welcomed and encouraged every day.  We are committed to creating an equitable and diverse workforce, where we encourage applications from people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds women and youth.

Lodgement is ststem generated, any submissions on or after 4:00pm will not be accepted


- Information for Applicants.pdf
- 011530 - principal project officer - level 7 - new 2019.pdf
- Application Form

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