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/DHHS/CPHW/283254
Closing Date: 22-Jan-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: 30/11/2018
Attachments: 2017-12-18 283254 PD Senior Policy Officer VPS5.doc (Word, 947KB)

2017-12-18 283254 PD Senior Policy Officer VPS5.pdf (PDF, 92KB)

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Contact: Rebecca Gardner
(03) 9096 0867

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
 50 Lonsdale Street Melbourne VIC 3000 

Position Summary:

The Senior Policy Officer in the Population Health Unit will provide analysis and policy options and solutions to complex prevention issues, with a specific focus on Active Living. The Senior Policy Officer will provide authoritative advice and expert direction, including project management and associated implementation activities, on creating opportunities and environments that encourage people to be as physically active as often as possible throughout their lives. This will include supporting work across government, local government, with public health agencies, researchers, NGOs and communities. The role will contribute to preventive health policy and programs, as determined through ongoing business planning and through responding to emerging priorities over time.

Are you?

• A strong communicator who can effectively lead on policy and engage multiple stakeholders across government and non-government?

• A strategic thinker with strong analytical skills who can provide expert advice on complex issues?

Experienced in working in dynamic environments and able to adapt to changing and often challenging priorities?



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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