Epidemiologist (VPSG4)

Job posted: 04/06/2021
Applications close: 18/06/2021 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 31 December 2021

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $87,640 - $99,438

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: VG/DH/CR/1539888

Reference: VG/DH/CR/1539888

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: $87,640 - $99,438

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

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.

Application Closes: 18 June 2021

Role: Epidemiologist (until 31 December 2021)

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Position Summary: 

  • Situated within the Reporting and Portfolio Partnerships (RAPP) team within the COVID-19 Public Health Division, the Epidemiologist position plays a critical role in providing the knowledge and expertise of the TREVI data across the multiple teams and areas of the Public Health Response for COVID-19.
  • Works alongside the Principal and Senior Epidemiologist to liaise with teams to ensure that there is broad visibility and understanding of the work occurring across the branch to achieve Data, Intelligence, Modelling and Epidemiology (DIME) Branch objectives.
  • Engages to understand and deliver on DIME requirements.
  • Supports Principal and Senior epidemiologists to provide technical epidemiological advice and support to the DIME Branch and external stakeholders.
  • Works across the DIME branch to ensure consistency across data and reporting.
  • Provides technical advice to support all ad-hoc data and information requests that come through the Public Health Intelligence inbox.


  • Provide technical support and guidance to all teams across the DIME Branch.
  • Engage with and support teams across the DIME Branch with their reporting to ensure reporting products are accurate and consistent.
  • Provide advice on how to answer specific questions with the data available to the DIME team.
  • Support regular data quality audits to ensure timely and accurate reporting.
  • Promote and drive ongoing improvements to data quality and processes.
  • Work with the Principal and Senior Epidemiologist to develop and maintain data collection, data reporting, and notification workflows for visibility across the DIME Branch.


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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Epidemiologist (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time / 31 December 2021

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Lynda Ross | lynda.ross@health.vic.gov.au

Epidemiologist (VPSG4)