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Executive Level 1 - Assistant Director

National Health Funding Body - Hobart, TAS

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Job Reference Number 21-HGNDIV-8009

Classification Executive Level 1

Job Title Assistant Director (Multiple Positions)

Division Health Grants and Network Division

Branch VIC TAS Branch

Section Multiple

Location Hobart, TAS, Melbourne, VIC

Status Ongoing

Employment type Full-time & Part-time

Salary Range $104,562 - $119,255

Contact Officer Name: Jeldai King
Phone: 03 9665 8936
Email: jeldai.king@health.gov.au


To be eligible for employment with the Department of Health applicants must be an
Australian citizen at the time an offer of employment is made

An applicant’s suitability for employment with Health will also be assessed through a

variety of pre-employment check processes, such as:
Satisfactory completion of an Australian Federal Police criminal history check,
and where relevant a Working with Children and Vulnerable People Check.

Completion of a medical declaration and pre-employment medical (where

Providing evidence of qualifications.

Division Responsibilities

The Health Grants and Network Division (HGND) incorporates staff in all State and Territory

offices and in National Office and is responsible for local implementation of a range of

Australian Government health and aged care programs. HGND has a key role in delivering

programs and services, while managing relationships and partnerships with key internal and

external stakeholders. The Division contributes to policy and program development, review

and evaluation of health and aged care programs.

Branch Responsibilities

The State and Territory offices are responsible for local implementation of a range of

Australian Government health and aged care programs. Each State Office has a key role in

delivering programs and services, while managing relationships and partnerships with key

internal and external stakeholders.

Section Responsibilities

The Victorian and Tasmanian offices of the HGND work collaboratively with the other state

and territory offices as well as policy, program, regulatory and corporate areas of the

Department to achieve the Government’s priorities. This recruitment activity will be used to

fill vacancies across the three sections of the Branch:
  • VIC Residential Aged Care
  • VIC In-Home Aged Care and Health Engagement
  • TAS Aged Care and Health Engagement
Functions across these sections include: program delivery; stakeholder engagement;
regulatory oversight; providing support to emergency management activities and inputting
into program and policy development. These sections support COVID-19 response activities
in Victoria and Tasmania and, where necessary, across other jurisdictions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead, manage and provide direction to a team that has multiple functions across a
range of program areas.

  • Build, foster and manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Represent the Department at various stakeholder engagement activities, including
with consumers, service providers, state governments and other Commonwealth


  • Think strategically and display sound judgement in challenging environments to
negotiate and influence outcomes.

  • Support the Policy Program Divisions (PPDs) in meeting program and policy funding

  • Support key COVID response activities.
Key Capabilities

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to build capability and provide support to
staff in an environment of ambiguity, uncertainty and rapidly shifting priorities.

  • Strong management skills including the ability to organise work activities and
complete tasks within timeframes and set parameters.

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with a wide range of
stakeholders to achieve outcomes and to represent the department across a range

of different forums.

  • Well-developed analytical, planning and problem solving skills including the ability to
understand and apply legislation, identify risk and formulate strategies to resolve

complex issues.

  • Ability to work independently, within an environment of change.
Desirable Experience

An understanding of the health and aged care systems and the Aged Care Act 1997 is highly


Application Response (Single page application)

Your application will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate that you possess, or have

the real potential to develop, the required skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications

to perform the role. These requirements are based on the information provided to you as

part of the job advertisement, in line with the APS Work Level Standards.

Applicants are required to provide a statement of claims framed around the key duties and

key capabilities. Your statement of claims should be no more than one page in total with a

font no smaller than size 10. Applications that do not meet these requirements may not

be considered.

Work Environment Description

Responsibilities - As detailed in Section 28 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 while at

work, a worker must:
  • Take reasonable care for his or her own health and safety
  • Take reasonable care that his or her acts or omissions do not adversely affect the
health and safety of other persons

  • Comply, so far as the worker is reasonably able, with any reasonable instruction that
is given by the person conducting the business or undertaking to allow the person to
comply with this Act

  • Cooperate with any reasonable policy or procedure of the person conducting the
business or undertaking relating to health or safety at the workplace that has been
notified to workers

  • Complete all WHS related induction and training
  • Report all work related incidents and/or illnesses to the WHS Section
Description Requirement Additional Information


1. Computer Use Yes

2. Generic screen based Yes

3. Sitting at desk Yes

4. Standing for long periods Yes

Manual Handling

5. Lifting 0-15kg Yes

6. Lifting 15 kg + No

7. Climbing No

8. Bending No

9. Squatting No

10. Reaching No

11. Push/pull No

12. Sequential Repetitive Yes keyboard and mouse use

Movements in short period of time

13. Manual dexterity/manipulation No

Work Environment

14. Work with others towards Yes

shared goals in a team environment

15. Works in isolation from other Yes working from home

staff (remote supervision) arrangements due to


16. Distance walking (ie: Large No

building or inter-building transit)

Description Requirement Additional Information

17. Works outdoors No

18.Works in a call centre No


19. Works in a customer service No


Tasks Involving

20. Exposure to chemicals No

21. Exposure to biological hazards No

22. Working at heights No

23. Requirement to wear personal Yes When directed by Public

protective equipment (PPE) Health orders

24. Requirement for full Colour No


25. Work with energetics and No


26. Exposure to Petrol, Oil, Lubricant No

Products that may cause

dermatological conditions

27. Exposure to extreme No


28. Confined spaces No

29. Exposure to Non-ionising No


30. Excessive Noise No

31. Low Lighting No

32. Dangerous Goods/ Equipment No

33. Exposure to airborne odours No


34. Frequent travel - Vehicle No

35. Frequent travel - Aeroplane No

Description Requirement Additional Information

36. Frequent travel - Seaborne No

Cyclic Workload

37. Peaks & Troughs No

38. Frequent Overtime No

39. Rostered Shift Work No