Senior Policy Officer

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/281329A
Closing Date: 21-Jan-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: Until 30/06/2020
Attachments: 2018-01-02 281329 Senior Policy Officer PD v02.pdf (PDF, 85KB)

2018-01-02 281329 Senior Policy Officer PD v02.doc (Word, 983KB)

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Contact: Ian Dobson
03 9096 8153

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: x1

Office Location(s):
 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Manager, Non Admitted Funding Policy, the Senior Policy Officer, Non Admitted Funding Policy will fulfil a key role in the Funding Policy and System Integration Unit, focused on issues associated with the management of National Health Reform, in particular the roll out of Activity Based Funding.  

The position contributes expertise to projects with a focus on Non Admitted health system activity.  This will include analysing health service activity and cost data to inform funding policy development.  The position collaborates with a range of program and data areas in the department to guide funding policy development and stakeholder communications, and where relevant, successful implementation of assigned projects. 

The position's current work is focused on developing and improving  local non-admitted public hospital services funding policy.  The focus of the role can vary over time as priorities within the unit change.

Are you

  • A strategic thinker with strong analytical skills, able to advise on funding policy design and implementation
  • Able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and build productive relationships with a broad range of stakeholders
  • A team player with drive and commitment.



How to Apply:


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

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