Principal Epidemiologist, Reporting and Portfolio Projects (VPSG6)

Job posted: 23/02/2021
Applications close: 10/03/2021 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until 30 June 2021

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $124,033 - $165,983

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: VG/DH/CR/1515089

Reference: VG/DH/CR/1515089

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: $124,033 - $165,983

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: 10 March 2021

Role: Principal Epidemiologist, Reporting and Portfolio Projects (Role until - 30 June 2021)

Number of vacancies available: 1

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

Position Summary: 

  • Situated within the Reporting & Portfolio Projects (RAPP) team, the Principal Epidemiologist position plays a critical role in providing the knowledge and expertise of the CRM data across the multiple teams and areas of the Public Health Response for COVID. Linking up teams ensuring that there is broad visibility and understanding of the work occurring across works alongside the leadership team to achieve Data, Intelligence, Modelling and Epidemiology (DIME) Branch objectives
  • Engages to understand and deliver on DIME requirements
  • Provides technical epidemiological advice and support to the DIME Branch and external stakeholders
  • Works across the DIME B ranch 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 the DIME & RAPP leadership group to ensure any data and reporting changes are documented and communicated appropriately
  • Engage with and support teams across (DIME) Branch with their reporting to ensure reporting product s are accurate and consistent
  • Provide advice on how to answer specific questions with the data available to the DIME team
  • Work with the leadership group and External Data Liaison role to coordinate with the Commonwealth Government and other external public health stakeholders on surveillance methods and reporting.
  • Oversee regular data quality audits to ensure timely and accurate reporting.
  • Promote and drive ongoing improvements to data quality and processes.
  • Collaborate with the leadership group to manage complex or contentious information that requires stakeholder engagement
  • Work with the appropriate lead roles 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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Principal Epidemiologist, Reporting and Portfolio Projects (VPSG6)

Job type:

Full time / Until 30 June 2021

Job classification:



Daniel Carter | Daniel.Carter@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Principal Epidemiologist, Reporting and Portfolio Projects (VPSG6)