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Principal Policy And Strategy Officer (Vpsg6)

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 31 December 2021

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $124,033 - $165,983

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/DH/CR/1529237

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: 2 May 2021

Role: Principal Policy and Strategy Officer (until 31 Decemeber 2021)

Number of vacancies available: 1

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

Position Summary:
We provide the public health advice and policy analysis for the Chief Health Officer (CHO) and Government. Our work is based on the published international evidence, plus the local epidemiology and experience. We are a mix of medical, other clinical and VPS, all with public health qualifications. We led the development of the strategy behind the Roadmap for Reopening, working in close partnership with Directions Policy team.

Our policy development means the decisions and advice are grounded in thinking and evidence. We also provide advice and leadership via public speaking engagements at roundtables, also in partnership with other government colleagues, plus contribute to the development of their advice, guidance, communications and checklists - all supporting Victoria to respond safely and appropriately to the health emergency.

Provide high quality business intelligence, authoritative advice and sound public health policy recommendations to senior management and government based on comprehensive research.
Oversee the development of public health policies and initiatives that meet government and departmental objectives within resourcing, timeline and budget parameters.
Review and report on high priority issues, risks and trends and prepare and present comprehensive reports, ministerial briefs and cabinet and agency submissions on complex issues.
Pro-actively build and maintain effective working relationships and facilitate 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 Victorian Public Sector
Maintain an understanding of Commonwealth and State legislative and policy reform directions to influence policy development.
Represent the department on key stakeholder committees and groups concerned with achieving government and departmental objectives, lead relevant committee and governance processes.
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.

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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