Public Health 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
Careers Logo
Department: Department of Health
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPS4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/PH/70015513X3
Closing Date: 03-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 700155133010050730100178 - VPS4 - Public Health Officer - Position Description - 05.09.2022 (00.docx (Word, 164KB)
Job Specification

700155133010050730100178 - VPS4 - Public Health Officer - Position Description - 05.09.2022 (00.pdf (PDF, 266KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Nicole Hughes
Nicole.m.hughes@health.vic.gov.au

Position Details

POSITION SUMMARY:

(Multiple positions)

The Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Unit (CDPCU) seeks to improve and protect the health of Victorians by reducing the morbidity and mortality of communicable diseases. The unit's objectives are to monitor, prevent and control current and emerging communicable diseases within the Victorian community through the implementation of targeted strategies based on surveillance and risk assessment.

Further information on Communicable Diseases is available at: http://www.health.vic.gov.au/ideas/

The Public Health Officer position contributes to achieving the objectives of the CDPCU as described above.

Are you

  • An environmental health officer or qualified health professional with an interest in public health?
  • Do you enjoy teamwork as well as taking initiative?
  • Do you enjoy working in a fast paced, responsive environment?

Mandatory Vaccination Policy

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 up-to-date with their vaccinations 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.

HOW TO APPLY:

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

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through https://www.vic.gov.au/jobs-and-skills-exchange rather than via external advertisement.

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 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 <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-health>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.


From here...