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Senior Project Officer (Vpsg5)

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


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: 6 May 2021

Role: Senior Project Officer (until 31 December 2021) 

Number of vacancies available: 1

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

Position Summary:

Reporting to the New Testing Methods Lead, this role will be responsible for delivering key projects for COVID-19 related innovative testing priorities to the Department of Health, other government departments and affiliated agencies. This position also plays a key role in liaising with Pathology Leads and other relevant cells to determine the Department's position on clinical testing and surveillance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • End-to-end management of key projects to ensure the key deliverables and priorities or the pathology team are met within budget and expected timelines
  • Review existing national position statements and undertake literature scanning as required in line with Pathology Cell priorities.
  • Raise awareness of emerging and identified gaps in departmental policy with existing and new testing approaches in diverse health care and community settings
  • Liaise with Pathology Leads and other relevant cell and agencies to support the development of policy option papers as well as testing strategies, protocols and guidelines related to various testing methods and events as required.
  • Undertake all project activities in accordance with departmental processes and identify problems and risks that arise in project implementation.
  • Utilise sound judgment when monitoring and overseeing the delivery of projects to escalate critical risks where required.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with department's requirements.
  • Identify, resolve/mitigate, monitor and escalate risks and issues as required.


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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