Policy Officer, Medically Supervised Injecting Rooms unit (VPSG4)

Job posted: 11/06/2021
Applications close: 27/06/2021 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / to 31/12/2021

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $87,640 - $99,438

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/DH/MH/542536

Reference: VG/DH/MH/542536

Occupation: Policy

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.

Policy Officer

Full time. Fixed term to 31/12/2021.

Salary range: $87,640 to $99,438 plus Super


We are looking for exceptional individual to join the Medically Supervised Injecting Room unit in the Mental Health Division's Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) System Operations and Commissioning Branch.

The Policy Officer provides policy and program advice on matters relating to the Medically Supervised Injecting Room trial, coordinating key project components and liaising with stakeholders.

Are you?

  • A strong communicator who can effectively support commissioning and policy decisions and engage multiple stakeholders?
  • A strategic thinker with strong analytical skills who can provide advice on complex issues?
  • Experienced in working in dynamic environments and able to adapt to changing and often challenging priorities?



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>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Policy Officer, Medically Supervised Injecting Rooms unit (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time / to 31/12/2021

Job classification:



Jessie Richardson | 9096 7362 or jessie.richardson@health.vic.gov.au

Policy Officer, Medically Supervised Injecting Rooms unit (VPSG4)