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Policy Officer

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Application Closes: 1 June 2021
Role: Policy Officer (until 31 December 2021)
Number of vacancies available: 1
Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Policy & Liaison Lead, this role will be a member of a multi-disciplinary team developing COVID-19 pathology and testing policy and strategy. This position is responsible for supporting the development of public policy and key strategic projects to strengthen COVID-19 pathology and testing strategy and systems. The position will also support strategic communications for the COVID-19 Pathology and Reform area, including brief writing, formal correspondence, and strategic reporting requirements of the area.


  • Build constructive relationships within COVID19 Engagement and Delivery, Public Health and across government to develop coordinated approaches to policy, strategy and communications.Support strategic projects that work with other parts of the response to strengthen the pathology and testing system and strategy.
  • 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.
  • Identify, resolve/mitigate, monitor and escalate risks and issues as required.
  • Develop detailed options analysis to support policy and strategy developments.
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of key pathology and testing strategies, and includes some data analysis and interpretation
  • Contribute to policy papers, guidelines, testing protocols related to Pathology and COVID-19 testing.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with department's 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
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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