Epidemiologist 4, Data Surveillance and Epidemiology (VPSG4)

Job posted: 12/10/2020
Applications close: 26/10/2020 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 31/03/2021

Organisation: Department of Health and Human Services

Salary: $85,279 - $96,759

Occupation: Research

Reference: VG/DHHS/CD/1488836

Reference: VG/DHHS/CD/1488836

Occupation: Research

Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

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.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians.

The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination.

Applications Close: Monday 26 October 2020

Role: Fixed term until 31 March 2021

Number of vacancies available: 4

Office Location(s):
Work from home opportunity  

Position Summary:

  • Exciting and challenging role
  • 6 Month Contract
  • Work from home initially

A fantastic opportunity exists for an epidemiologist to join COVID-19 Division team. You will form part of a high performing, supportive team which has recently expanded due to growth within the cluster. Within this role you will be responsible for investigating links between cases and transmission dynamics in clusters. This is a busy and rewarding role across two shifts (8am start or 12 noon start) within a fantastic team who have a great culture of comradery.

Within this role you will be responsible for maintaining situational awareness of evolving epidemiological issues pertaining to cases, outbreaks and contacts. You will undertake epidemiological analysis of outbreaks including preparing appropriate visualisations, reporting and providing advice on outbreak evolution. An important part of your role will involve working with the embedded Outbreak Surveillance Officers to ensure timely creation of exposure sites and linkage to all relevant cases and contacts.

To succeed in this role you will have a relevant tertiary qualification combined with experience working as an epidemiologist in a public health department and/or emergency response setting. You will have a proven track record in leading teams with sound analytical skills. You will possess the ability to use judgement, initiative, and critical thinking while managing competing priorities. Knowledge of the department and its operating processes and information systems would be also advantageous. 

This is a busy and rewarding role within a dynamic cohesive team who will do what it takes to get the job done. It's a fantastic opportunity to make a difference in a team who pride themselves on their culture of growth, learning and improvement.

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 review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and pre-employment screening processes.  Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

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.

Epidemiologist 4, Data Surveillance and Epidemiology (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time / 31/03/2021

Job classification:



Tania Wilson | tania.wilson@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Epidemiologist 4, Data Surveillance and Epidemiology (VPSG4)