23614, several

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 17 December 2019

Classification: Health Professional Level 2
Salary: $65,216 - $89,528
Position No: 23614, several
Directorate: ACT Health
Advertised (Gazettal date): 03 December 2019
Contact Officer: Natasha Waters on natasha.waters@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 9176

Details: The Health Protection Service (HPS) manages risks and implements strategies for the prevention of, and timely response to, public health incidents. This is achieved through a range of regulatory and policy activities relating to areas such as food safety, communicable disease control, environmental health, emergency management, pharmaceutical products, tobacco control and analytical services. The ACT Government Analytical Laboratory provides scientific data to support the activities of various Health Protection Service sections and ACT government agencies. This data is used to formulate policy, conduct prosecutions under various ACT and Commonwealth legislation and determine compliance with both National and ACT Standards and Guidelines. We are seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented individual to join the small Microbiology Laboratory team to undertake sample analysis of food, water and environmental samples. Working within an ISO 17025 accredited facility the successful applicant will also be an active participant of the quality system; performing quality assurance tasks, internal audits and document reviews. To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will possess the following attributes: technical knowledge and skills in the field of microbiological analysis, well developed organisational skills, well developed communication skills, high degree of drive and adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs. The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in science (a major in Microbiology is highly desirable), or relevant experience deemed appropriate by the Contact Officer. Prior to employment you will need to under-go a pre-employment National Police check.
Note: There is one permanent position and two temporary positions available. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months.
How to Apply: Please provide a written response against each of the selection criteria along with your curriculum vitae and the names of at least two referees.
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