Principal Finance Officer

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Finance
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/SP/375630
Closing Date: 22-Aug-2017
Salary Range: $113,156 - $151,426
Job Duration: Until December 2018
Attachments: 2017-08-08 - PD - VPS6 Principal Finance Officer.doc (Word, 953KB)
Job Specification

2017-08-08 - PD - VPS6 Principal Finance Officer.pdf (PDF, 154KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Rebecca McTernan
(03) 9096 6929

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Position Summary:


This role provides an opportunity to contribute to the development of national health reform of strategic significance to Victoria. You will provide advice and input to the development and negotiation of the new National Health Agreement. This will involve working closely with the Departments of Premier and Cabinet and Treasury and Finance, as well a range of program areas within the Department of Health and Human Services.

Are you


  • Interested in contributing to system level health reform in partnership with the Commonwealth and other state governments?
  • Skilled in analysing and advising on financial and performance data and information?
  • Enthusiastic about working as part of a team to help develop recommendations to tackle complex issues?



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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