Water Sector Liaison Officer (VPSG4)

Job posted: 22/07/2021
Applications close: 12/08/2021 (Midnight)
19 days remaining

19 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Ongoing

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $87,640 - $99,438

Occupation: Science

Reference: VG/DH/PH/148047

Reference: VG/DH/PH/148047

Occupation: Science

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.


The position is an authorised officer responsible for administration of the Safe Drinking Water Act 2003 and associated regulations. The position has a regulatory function and liaises with the Victorian water agencies. Responsibilities include matters relating to water agencies compliance, response to issues affecting the safety or aesthetics of drinking water and overseeing risk management from catchment to tap for drinking water supplies. The position provides scientific, evidence-based and informed advice regarding human health risks from water issues relating to microbial and chemical risks.

The position also develops and implements drinking water related policy and initiatives and monitors, assesses and reports on issues, incidents, investigations and emergencies regarding drinking water quality and human health risks. The role also provides stand-by duty out-of-business hours on a rotating roster responding to water quality incidents and emergencies.


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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Water Sector Liaison Officer (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time / Ongoing

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Water Sector Liaison Officer (VPSG4)