Briefings and Correspondence 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 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.

Job Details
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Department: Department of Health
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/CR/1595826
Closing Date: 18-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Briefings and Correspondence Officer Correspondence Divisional Coordination COVID-19 Response.docx (Word, 131KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Margaret Cannington

Position Details


This role will primarily be responsible for drafting Ministerial and departmental correspondence for matters relating to the public health response to COVID-19

Application Closes: 18th January 2022

Role: Briefings and Correspondence Officer

Number of vacancies available: 2, Fixed Term until 30/06/2022

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Research and draft correspondence replies for the Minister for Health, the Deputy Secretary and other Executives, which will involve working with internal DH stakeholders.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of policies and processes to ensure up-to-date information is included in replies.
  • Support in the operational efficiency and continuous improvement of the team.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provide support in drafting a variety of other government documentation as directed, including briefs, letters, Parliamentary questions and PPQs.


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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