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Water Sector Senior Health Scientist

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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Work Type:    Ongoing - full time
Job Function:    Health and Allied Health
Classification:    VPSG5
Work Location:    Melbourne - CBD
Reference:    VG/DH/PH/65499
Closing Date:    26-Oct-2021
Salary Range:    $102,637 - $124,183
Job Duration:    N/A
File Attachment:    2021-10-05 Senior Water Sector Health Scientist - PH.pdf (PDF, 193KB)
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2021-10-05 Senior Water Sector Health Scientist - PH.docx (Word, 164KB)
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Contact:    Carmela Luisetto, Manager
     0408 395 406, Carmela.Luisetto@health.vic.gov.au

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Water Sector Senior Health Scientist

The position is an authorised officer responsible for administration of the Safe Drinking Water Act 2003 and associated regulations. The position has a regulatory function and liaises with the Victorian water agencies. Responsibilities include matters relating to water agencies compliance, response to issues affecting the safety or aesthetics of drinking water and overseeing risk management from catchment to tap for drinking water supplies. The position provides authoritative, scientific, evidence-based and informed advice and makes recommendations regarding human health risks from water related issues including microbial and chemical risks. This position will be responsible for reviewing scientific literature and keeping abreast of emerging risks related to drinking water to inform a proactive and preventive public health response.

The position is also responsible for providing leadership within the Water Sector Risk and Prevention team and develops and implements drinking water related policy and initiatives and monitors, assesses and reports on issues, incidents, investigations and emergencies regarding drinking water quality and human health risks. The role also provides stand-by duty out-of-business hours on a rotating roster responding to water quality incidents and emergencies.


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.

For further information please visit the Department of Health <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-health>

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