Senior Emergency Management System Strategy & Reporting Officer

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of all Victorians. We’re focused on supporting Victorians to be as healthy as they can; whether through alerting them to seasonal risks like thunderstorm asthma, notifying them of contact with communicable diseases, safeguarding their drinking water, developing the best health, wellbeing and care facilities in the world, being at the forefront of mental health and wellbeing treatment or accelerating medical research. It’s all part of the way we partner with the community to help every individual lead a healthy life.
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Department: Department of Health
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Emergency Management
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1805119
Closing Date: 16-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 720549 VPS5 Senior Emergency Management System Strategy & Reporting Officer.pdf (PDF, 402KB)
Position Description

720549 VPS5 Senior Emergency Management System Strategy & Reporting Officer.docx (Word, 156KB)
Position Description

Contact: De Gilby
de.gilby@health.vic.gov.au

Position Details

About the role: 

  • The Senior Emergency Management System Strategy Officer is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the department's emergency management strategic framework, planning, and roadmap across the Emergency Management phases (Prevention, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery) and reporting requirements.

  • They also play a vital role in facilitating the fulfillment of the department's legislative obligations and responsibilities for emergency management.

  • The role will collaborate across the Emergency Management branch and the department to ensure that all emergency management functions, systems, and processes align with the strategic direction of emergency management.

About us: 

At the Victorian Department of Health we want a future where Victorians are the healthiest people in the world. A Victoria where our children and people thrive, our workplaces are productive and safe, and our communities are more connected.  

We see it as our job to support Victorians to stay healthy and safe. And to deliver a world-class healthcare system that ensures every single Victorian can access safe, quality care that leads to better health outcomes for all. 

How you'll make a difference:

  • Work across the Emergency Management branch and the department to ensure all emergency management functions, systems and processes aligns with the Health Emergencies Subplan, health doctrine and readiness response.
  • Lead projects from the emergency management work programme which support the enhancement of the departments and health sectors' capability and capacity to respond to health emergencies, including the state of readiness reporting framework.
  • Ensure system strategy planning and reporting is achieved through collaboration and consultation across the department, health system and emergency management sector
  • Provide high quality advice and intelligence to inform the departments. thinking on emergency management strategies and frameworks and sound recommendations to senior management and government based on comprehensive research.
  • Assist with the implementation of guidelines, procedures, systems and standardised practices for emergency operations
  • Provide advice and lead consultative processes to assist in building capability and capacity, and inter-operability for emergency management across the department and the health and emergency management sectors.
  • Research and review other organisations within and external to the State with the intent of establishing best operational practice
  • Represent the department and develop strategic stakeholder relationships with industry, inter- and intra-government, not-for-profit bodies and community services organisations concerned with achieving government and departmental objectives.
  • Participate on the standby roster for the emergency management specialist 24-hour, seven day per week capability.
  • Participate on the State Emergency Managment Centre roster in the event of a state or regional tier incident or emergency response.

To learn more please click ‘Apply' to view the Position Description on the Careers.vic website. 

What we offer: 

  • The opportunity to perform meaningful work, making direct contributions toward enabling Victorians to be the healthiest people in the world.
  • A wide range of growth and development opportunities within the department and wider Victorian Public Service & Sector.
  • A strong commitment to work-life balance, including a diverse array of flexible working arrangements.

How to apply: 

Applications should include a resume and a cover letter. Click the ‘Apply' button to view further information about the role including key contact details and the advertisement closing date. 

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. We continue to build an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of all Victorians. 

All roles can be worked flexibly and we encourage applications from Aboriginal people, people with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Please contact us if you require any adjustments to participate in the recruitment process at inclusion@health.vic.gov.au. For more information on our commitment to inclusion and diversity see inclusion and diversity at the Department of Health.

Preferred applicants may be required to complete a police check and other pre-employment checks including proof of 3 vaccinations (including booster) against COVID-19. Information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence, in line with our Privacy Policy

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for employees who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform. As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through the JSE. 


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