Senior Operations Officer, Emergency Management

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: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Emergency Management
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/DH/PH/375418B
Closing Date: 30-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: VPS5 Senior Operations Officer_PD.docx (Word, 166KB)
Job Specification

VPS5 Senior Operations Officer_PD.pdf (PDF, 184KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Merita Tabain

Position Details

VPS 5 Senior Operations Officer, Emergency Management

4X Ongoing positions full time 

Location:- Flexible (North, South, East and West Regions of Victoria – applicants must be willing to travel across Metro and Regional areas as required)

Salary Range:- $102,637- $124,183 per annum plus superannuation


The Senior Operations Officer contributes to the effective and efficient planning, monitoring, and delivery of the Department of Health's emergency management preparedness, response, relief and recovery obligations. Working as part of the Public Health Division the role supports the Emergency Management Branch at a regional level to ensure appropriate systems, processes and procedures are in place to allow 24/7 readiness to meet departmental operational responsibilities before, during and after emergencies. This includes actively participating in and maintaining a 24/7 Operations roster and working closely with key emergency management stakeholders including: central Emergency Management Branch, health services, Local Public Health Units, emergency agencies and local government.

The role provides program management and strategic support and implementation for a range of policy and business systems that allow the department to build resilience to disruptions to essential services; ensuring the department meets its responsibilities for critical planning, preparedness, and infrastructure activities under the Emergency Management Act 2013.


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.

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