Epidemiology and Technical Officer, Data Provision Team (VPSG5)

Job posted: 09/10/2020
Applications close: 23/10/2020 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 31/03/2021

Organisation: Department of Health and Human Services

Salary: $98,396 - $119,052

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/DHHS/CD/1488362

Reference: VG/DHHS/CD/1488362

Occupation: Projects

Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052

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: Friday 23 October 2020

Role: Fixed term until 31 March 2021

Position Summary:

  • Exciting and challenging role
  • CBD Location

A fantastic opportunity exists for a reporting manger to join our high performing, supportive team which has recently expanded due to growth within the cluster. Within this role you will be accountable for driving the development of new and improved surveillance reporting. This is a busy and rewarding role within a fantastic team who have a great culture of comradery.

Within this role you will participate in the routine epidemiological analysis and reporting of COVID-19 data to our various stakeholders. You will provide oversight and engage in activities aimed at maintaining and improving the quality of COVID-19 surveillance data as well as contribute to the ongoing improvement of systematic data reporting, including making updates to Standard Operating Procedures.

To succeed in this role you will possess a Masters or higher qualification in epidemiology and/or data science. You would have experience working with epidemiological data  and have strong analytical skills. Experience with R and/or STATA and PowerBI is very highly regarded. You will also have demonstrated strategic problem solving & decision making skills. Key to your success will be driving surveillance and reporting in this complex environment.

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.

Please refer to the Job Card for more information on this role's objectives and responsibilities. 

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.

Epidemiology and Technical Officer, Data Provision Team (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / 31/03/2021

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Tatiana Ashby | tatiana.ashby@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Epidemiology and Technical Officer, Data Provision Team (VPSG5)