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Principal Advisor, Water Quality (VPS6)

Job posted: 02/08/2022
Applications close: 23/08/2022 (Midnight)
13 days remaining

13 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Fixed Term until 30/06/2023

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $127,467 - $170,579

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/DH/PH/682973

Reference: VG/DH/PH/682973

Occupation: Projects

Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579

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.

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position supports the Manager, Water and provides leadership and expertise to the Water Unit to support regulatory functions aimed to protect public health from hazards in water; providing technical specialist expertise in the assessment and management of potential health risks. This position is responsible for providing advice to the Manager Water, Deputy Chief Health Officer and Chief Health Officer on issues of public policy and strategic risk management relating to water quality and public health. A key focus of this role is to forecast and assess emerging threats to the provision of safe drinking water and climate change related threats to water quality, and devise strategies to proactively manage these threats. This role will be responsible for engaging with international and national research organisations and other health regulators to establish best practices for managing water quality risks.

Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients.  As it is an essential element of any role within the department that employees be able to attend work onsite and to do so safely, employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.  This requirement applies unless they have a medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID -19.  Therefore, the department will ask any prospective employee, who has been identified as the preferred candidate for a role within the department, to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to any offer of employment being made.  If a prospective employee has a relevant medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, they should contact the department to discuss their individual circumstances.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through https://www.vic.gov.au/jobs-and-skills-exchange rather than via external advertisement.

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 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.

Principal Advisor, Water Quality (VPS6)

Job type:

Full time / Fixed Term until 30/06/2023

Job classification:

VPS6

Contact:

Suzie Sarkis | suzie.sarkis@health.vic.gov.au

Principal Advisor, Water Quality (VPS6)