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Technical Writer And Instructional Designer (Vpsg4)

Victorian Electoral Commission - Melbourne, VIC

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• VPS Grade 4
• Two positions available – one ongoing and one 12-month fixed term
• Do you have experience translating end-user needs into written work instructions?About the VECAt the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) we are not just about elections, we are about enabling all Victorians to actively participate in their democracy. The VEC conducts State and local council elections and is responsible for promoting public awareness and understanding of electoral issues in the Victorian community. Our goal is to be change ready and responsive to legislative changes and community expectations in a dynamic and complex operating environment.

Our vision is for all Victorians actively participating in their democracy. Apply now to make a meaningful contribution to the democratic process.

About the role

In this newly created role, the Technical Writer and Instructional Designer will work as part of a team to design, deliver and maintain a suite of work instruction products and tools that direct and support election staff to perform their roles at election venues. These products and tools include handbooks, manuals, guides, checklists, forms and any other hard copy or electronic documentation to support end-users in the conduct of their role. The role will require significant engagement and collaboration with subject matter experts and stakeholders, as well as end-users.

We have one ongoing position and one fixed-term (12 months) position available.

What you'll bring to the role

You have demonstrated experience working in a technical writing and instructional design role and delivering a variety of work instruction products. You have an ability to dissect and transform complex information and processes to clear and concise written documentation.

You have an ability to work on and deliver a number of simultaneous tasks/projects with inflexible deadlines and be able to work autonomously with limited guidance and/or as part of a team.

You will be required to employ your strong interpersonal skills to frequently engage with subject matter experts across the VEC. You have a track record of delivering work with the end-user in mind.

The VEC's core values drive the way we work to achieve our vision. We are looking for somebody who can model our five values of: Independence, Accountability, Respect, Collaboration and Innovation.

Why the VEC is a great place to work

We provide a values driven workplace culture with a passion for excellence and innovation in the services we provide. We offer a supportive environment that encourages professional development and provide opportunities to broaden your experience though internal working groups and committees across VEC branches.

We have wellbeing programs and initiatives which aim to promote a culture of positive wellbeing, including an Employee Assistance Program and a social club. 

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in our workplaces with the people we employ, and at the ballot box with the people we serve. We aim to create a workplace that is inclusive, equitable, and safe for all.

We understand that candidates may need adjustments in the recruitment process and/or workplace. For any questions or requests for accommodations, please e-mail hr@vec.vic.gov.au

How to apply

All applicants must submit:

  • a current CV and
  • a separate document with responses to Key Selection Criteria 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 and 4.5 as listed in the position description.

Applications should be lodged online via the Apply Now button.

Applications close at 11:59pm on 16 May 2021.

The VEC is an equal opportunity employer*. We highly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people to apply. As a ‘Child Safe' organisation the VEC is also committed to the health, wellbeing and safety of children and young people. This commitment is taken seriously, and all employees are expected to be aware of and comply with this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to satisfy character clearance requirements, including but not limited to national police check and working with children check.

* In accordance with Section 17A of the Electoral Act 2002, the VEC may ask applicants for disclosure of specific political activities that could compromise the perceived independence of the organisation. Please read the Disclosure of Political Activities Fact Sheet before applying.