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Policy Officer, Covid-19 Pandemic Legislation (Vpsg4)

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 31 December 2021

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $87,640 - $99,438

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/DH/CR/1526963

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: 20 April 2021

Role: Policy Officer, COVID-19 Pandemic Legislation

Number of vacancies available: 2

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

Position Summary:
The purpose of the role is to lead the development of new pandemic legislation to be developed as a Part to the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008. This legislative reform will support the ongoing management of the Victorian Government response to COVID-19, as the State moves out of the critical response period for this pandemic. It will guide all future pandemic responses for Victoria. You will work very closely with key parts of the Department of Health, public health and legal experts and other government departments.

Responsibilites:
Contribute to the development and provision of advice and sound policy recommendations to senior management and government.
Undertake research and contribute to the development of a range of policy and initiatives within resourcing, timeline and budget parameters.
Assist the monitoring and reporting on high priority issues, risks and trends and assist to prepare and present comprehensive reports, ministerial briefs, cabinet and agency submissions on complex issues.
Support effective working relationships and the flow of information across the department and with key external stakeholders.
Strong emphasis on working collaboratively and flexibly across the team to deliver a range of products including cabinet submissions, directions changes, and policy papers
Collaboration with stakeholders in DHHS and across the VPS to coordinate whole of government responses to fast moving policy issues
Oversee business as usual activities such as PAEC processes, questions on notice, PPQ, review of communications products, providing policy analysis on work underway across the VPS
Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
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.
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.

HOW TO APPLY:
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

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency




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