Principal Public Health Medical Officer, Case, Contact and Outbreak Management (VPSG6.1)

Job posted: 10/11/2020
Applications close: 24/11/2020 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

1 day remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until 30 June 2021

Organisation: Department of Health and Human Services

Salary: $122,502 - $143,219

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Reference: VG/DHHS/CD/1492437-2

Reference: VG/DHHS/CD/1492437-2

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Salary Range: $122,502 - $143,219

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: Tuesday 24 November 2020

Role: Fixed term contract until 30 June 2021

Number of vacancies available: 10

Office Location:
 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 

Position Summary:

The successful applicant will play a key role in relation to developing, delivering and improving investigation and control activities in Victoria's Health Protection activities.

This position will be responsible for providing authoritative public health advice, information and direction to departmental officers, management, key stakeholders and members of the community. This job offers an excellent opportunity for those wishing to develop skills in health protection policy and planning (communicable diseases, environmental health, and food safety), preventative health and public health emergency management.

This position is required to participate in an on-call roster and provide response outside of standard business hours.

Are you:

  • A Medical Practitioner registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority with an interest in public health issues?
  • Skilled and experienced in developing and leading public health and health protection activities?
  • Proactive in taking the initiative with a commitment to continuous improvement?



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.

Principal Public Health Medical Officer, Case, Contact and Outbreak Management (VPSG6.1)

Job type:

Full time / Until 30 June 2021

Job classification:



Stephanie Georgiadis | stephanie.georgiadis@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Principal Public Health Medical Officer, Case, Contact and Outbreak Management (VPSG6.1)