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Deputy Chief Health Officer (See Advertisement)

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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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.


The Deputy Chief Health Officer is a senior clinical leadership role providing authoritative advice and leadership in supporting the Chief Health Officer, Deputy Secretary, Secretary and staff. The role may act in place of the Chief Health Officer for periods of leave and rostered weekend relief. As the Deputy Chief Health Officer, you will participate in emergency management activities, contribute to the coordination of the prevention and response to public health incidents and represent the department on state and national committees as required. 

Coordination of technical activities and the delivery of successful public health outcomes is a critical element of the role and requires an exceptionally high level of attention to detail, critical evaluation, communication and negotiation skills.

The Deputy Chief Health Officer (DCHO) leads a team of public health professionals who operationalise public health responses (including to COVID-19 outbreaks), and the investigation of associated outbreaks on behalf of the Chief Health Officer.

The role may require regular or ad hoc participation in a stand-by roster and is required to be placed on a shift-based 7-day roster.


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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