Authorised Officer - Regional Horsham

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 Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. 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. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

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Department: Department of Health
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Horsham - Wimmera area
Reference: VG/DH/CR/1586009
Closing Date: 06-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930
Job Duration: 31 March 2022
Attachments: Authorised Officer - VPS4 Region - Horsham.docx (Word, 164KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Andrew Duma

Position Details

Application Closes: 6 December 2021

Role: Authorised Officer - Regional Horsham (fixed term unitl 31 March 2022)

Office Location(s): Regional Horsham

Position Summary:

Our successful Authorised Officers will have great interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse range of individuals in the community with unique backgrounds and skills. You will be a great team player but able to work independently and manage priorities to get the job done successfully. You will be detail oriented and experienced in managing and documenting information.

You will have experience in a similar field operations or service role in high risk or related industries and/or regional areas. You might have worked previously in a law enforcement or regulatory role such as armed forces, police, or inspectors. You will be able to demonstrate respect and empathy for individuals required to comply with COVID-19 restriction guidelines.

The role of all Authorised Officers involves:

  • Administration of, and ensuring compliance with, the Directions issued by the Chief Health Officer, pursuant to s200 of the Public Health and Well Being Act 2008.
  • If required, working with Victoria Police to undertake education and enforcement activities for alleged breaches of the Deputy Chief Health Officer or the Chief Health Officer Directions

In addition to these mandatory obligations, Authorised Officers must:

  • Act compatibly with, and consider the Charter of Human Rights
  • Work collaboratively with managers, team members and other department staff to support the shared objectives of Department of Health and the Compliance and Enforcement Branch.
  • Facilitate any reasonable requests for communication
  • Make every effort to assist a person to comply

These roles will be appointed at VPS Level 4 and provided with support from senior staff to undertake their duties as well a range of employee supports available.

Successful individuals will be required to undertake training immediately and be available to work on a rotating 7-day roster following commencement.


  • Prepare operations and practice initiatives to meet the strategic directions for managing and delivering high quality services.
  • Attend appropriately to each individual enquiry by taking a helpful approach, establishing its purpose, assessing the service required and providing the appropriate response.
  • Communicate effectively and positively to deliver a high quality service to the community, internal and external stakeholders by maintaining a welcoming and professional manner and providing information or referral to the relevant subject matter expert.
  • Contribute detailed advice, recommendations and program options and solutions to complex and sensitive issues.
  • Interpret and support the implementation and delivery of practical and policy initiatives.
  • Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role and work unit impact clients and the department's ability to deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, effective support and services.
  • Providing information and observing individual's requirements to isolate and how and where to seek additional services and support.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role and work unit impact clients and the department's ability to deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, effective support and services.

Essential Information:

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients.  As it is an essential element of any role within the department that employees be able to attend work onsite and to do so safely, employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.  This requirement applies unless they have a medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID -19.  Therefore, the department will ask any prospective employee, who has been identified as the preferred candidate for a role within the department, to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to any offer of employment being made.  If a prospective employee has a relevant medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, they should contact the department to discuss their individual circumstances.


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

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health <>

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