Senior Logistics Officer (VPSG5)

Job posted: 10/09/2021
Applications close: 24/09/2021 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 31 December 2021

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $102,637 - $124,183

Occupation: Procurement

Reference: VG/DH/CR/1565735

Reference: VG/DH/CR/1565735

Occupation: Procurement

Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183

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: 24 September 2021

Role: Senior Logistics Officer (until 31 December 2021)

Number of vacancies available: 1

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

Position Summary: 

The COVID-vac group is responsible for managing and coordinating the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination to the state of Victoria. Operating as a dynamic multi-disciplinary team, the group will work closely with key internal and external stakeholders to deliver an effective and efficient immunisation campaign.

Reporting to the Logistics Pharmacist, the Logistics Officer will aid in the management of vaccine and consumables transfers across Victoria ensuring consistent supply and cold chain maintenance for both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines in line with the Victorian COVID-19 Vaccination Guidelines.


  • Assist in the transfers of vaccine across the state through engagement with key suppliers and ensuring adherence to the Victorian COVID-19 Vaccination Guidelines.
  • Monitor vaccine stock on hand across the state to ensure supply is maintained in all catchments, expiries avoided, and wastage reduced.
  • Undertake a range of administrative functions to support the operation of the COVID-19 Vaccine Procurement team as required and participate in the development and implementation of new processes and systems.
  • Work with the Manager Procurement and Logistics Pharmacist to set and achieve key performance indicators and standards.
  • Develop open and effective communication strategies including collection of highly complex, contentious, or sensitive information on matters of staff or business.
  • Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role and work unit impact clients and the department's ability to deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, effective support and services.
  • Maintain effective working relationships, liaise efficiently and professionally with all levels of staff.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Comply with the Financial Management Act 1994 (Vic) and other relevant legislation, regulations and government directives, policies and guidelines.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.


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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Senior Logistics Officer (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / 31 December 2021

Job classification:



Jae Kha | jae.kha@health.vic.gov.au

Senior Logistics Officer (VPSG5)