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Authorised Officer (Vpsg4)

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: 1 July 2021

Role: Authorised Officer (until 30 July 2021)

Number of vacancies available: 100

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

Position Summary: 

The Department of Health is currently inviting expressions of interest from job seekers excited to join us in helping to keep Victorians safe as we continue to manage the challenges of COVID-19 in our communities. We have a number positions available starting immediately through to 31 July 2021.

Authorised Officers (AO) will undertake the crucial task of monitoring and maintaining COVID-19 restrictions. You will help ensure individuals that are self isolating comply with the requirements of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008. We are accepting applications from today, so as soon as you apply, we can consider your application.


The role of all Authorised Officers involves:

  • Administration of, and ensuring compliance with, the Directions issued by the Chief Health Officer, pursuant to s200 of the Public Health and Well Being Act 2008.
  • If required, working with Victoria Police to undertake education and enforcement activities for alleged breaches of the D/CHO directions

In addition to these mandatory obligations, Authorised Officers must:

  • Act compatibly with, and consider, the Charter of Human Rights.
  • Work collaboratively with managers, team members and other DH staff to support the shared objectives of DH and the Compliance and Enforcement Cell.
  • Facilitate any reasonable request for communication.
  • Make every effort to assist a person to comply.

Home Engagement Program

  • The Household Engagement Program (HEP) is commonly referred to as the door-knocking program in the State of Victoria. In response to coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2); Authorised Officers are deployed to visit diagnosed persons and close contacts to ensure compliance with the Diagnosed Persons and Close Contacts Directions that are in place to protect public health.
  • Authorised Officers are providing information and observing individual's requirements to isolate and how and where to seek additional services and support.
  • Authorised Officers are currently working with Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel to facilitate these visits. The ADF personnel operate in a support capacity picking up/dropping off officers from their premises, transport PPE and documents required in the operation.
  • Records of each visit and observation are maintained using predetermined criteria and are escalated where concerns to welfare/serious health are observed. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Teams, suing iPad technology and inputted data into specifically designed apps.
  • Authorised Officers will undertake training prior to being deployed in the field.


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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