Project Officer

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/RHPEM/138849
Closing Date: 21-Aug-2017
Salary Range: $79,955 - $90,716
Job Duration: Until 06/05/2018
Attachments: 2017-08-09 RHPEM138849 VPS4 Project Officer Final PD.doc (Word, 943KB)
Job Specification

2017-08-09 RHPEM138849 VPS4 Project Officer Final PD.pdf (PDF, 148KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Sandra Falconer
(03) 9096 5105

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1x Fixed Term Until 06/05/2018

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne  Vic 3000

Position Summary:



Project Officer


The Environmental Health Policy & Risk Management program supports Victoria's Chief Health Officer in providing specialist expertise on the public health impacts of environmental hazards. This work is often at the ‘leading edge' of the field, dealing with unusual, unprecedented and undefined hazards and scenarios. It relies on a team of public health experts with strong problem solving and conceptual and analytical abilities to provide advice on risk management measures, policy options and program design for complex and emerging issues.


This position supports the department's investigation of notified cases of elevated blood lead levels, advice to the community and local government about environmental health risks, assessment of planning referrals for public health risks, and the work of the Environmental Health program as required.


Are you


  • Interested in applying your scientific skills to environmental health policy and issues?
  • A self-starter who can effectively manage competing priorities.
  • A team player who enjoys working and consulting with others.

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.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role, or click here to obtain step-by-step guidance on how to register and apply online.

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