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Aboriginal Health Policy Officer (525397)


Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin



$95,033 to $107,840 pro rata, per annum


General Stream Band 6


Health and Human Services (Tasmanian State Service) Award

Period of employment / Hours:

Permanent part-time day work (60.8 hours per fortnight)

Please note: Other permanent full-time and part-time vacancies, and fixed term full-time and part-time vacancies, that may arise in the near future may also be filled from this selection process.


Public Health Services – Health Improvement – Statewide


The Aboriginal Health Policy Officer will undertake the duties of the role on a statewide basis with limited supervision from the Manager Healthy Communities or Senior Program Coordinator - Healthy Communities. The occupant will:

  • Coordinate evidence informed policy, systems and service development through collaboration, research, planning and evaluation across the Agency, government and community sectors.

  • Provide timely and accurate reports, briefings and ministerial correspondence on issues relating to Aboriginal people’s health and wellbeing.

  • Represent the State and Agency at State and National forums as appropriate.

  • Comply at all times with policy and protocol requirements, in particular those relating to mandatory education, training and assessment. 

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Essential Requirements:

  • Aboriginality. The Head of the State Service has determined that this is an Aboriginal Identified position and that the person nominated for this position is to meet the Tasmanian Government’s eligibility requirements in accordance with Employment Direction No 10: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tagged and Identified Positions.

  • The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:
  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
    1. crimes of violence
    2. sex related offences
    3. serious drug offences
    4. crimes involving dishonesty
  2. Identification check
  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.


This is an Aboriginal Identified position which has duties that primarily relates to; and can only be filled by Aboriginal people.

There is an Aboriginal Eligibility process that you will need to go through to confirm your eligibility to be employed in an Identified position. You only need to verify your eligibility once. When you have completed the eligibility process, your verification is kept in a central database and we can refer back to this without you needing to provide it each time you apply for an identified position.

Aboriginal eligibility requires that you

  • have Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander ancestry, and;
  • self-identify as an Aboriginal person and/or Torres Strait Islander, and;
  • are recognised as an Aboriginal person and/or Torres Strait Islander by the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community in which you live or have lived.

If you haven't been through the eligibility process before, you will need to submit the Eligibility Form (attached below). If you have any questions about the Eligibility Form or your eligibility in general, you can contact the Office of Aboriginal Affairs on 03 6165 8366 or OAA@communities.tas.gov.au.

Eligibility Form:


Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

 525397 Aboriginal Health Policy Officer Band 6 (December 2020) HAHSA.pdf

 525397 Aboriginal Health Policy Officer Band 6 (December 2020) HAHSA.docx

Applicant Guide

 Department of Health Applicant Guide.pdf

 Department of Health Applicant Guide.docx

For more information (Contact Officer)

Christy Measham
Email: christy.measham@health.tas.gov.au 
Phone: (03) 6166 6843


How to apply: 

Online applications are preferred - please click the blue 'Apply Now' button. 

If you apply online: - Please do not send a hard copy application as well. - You do not need to upload an Application for Employment form.

- OR -

Complete the following application form and post your application to us at:

Recruitment Services - Human Resources

Department of Health

GPO Box 125


Application for Employment (Word).docx

Application for Employment (PDF).pdf

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