29623 - 01JH0


Senior Project Officer
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 28 May 2019

Classification: Senior Officer Grade C
Salary: $104,630 - $112,626
Position No: 29623 - 01JH0
Directorate: ACT Health
Advertised (Gazettal date): 14 May 2019
Contact Officer: Vojkan Stefanovic on vojkan.stefanovic@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 9086


About us
The ACT Health Directorate is responsible for the stewardship of the health system in the ACT. ACT Health provides a strong policy and population health capability based on a foundation of world‑leading health and medical research.
ACT Health develops strategies and sets the direction to ensure services meet community needs and expectations, delivers improved health outcomes, and that the health system is innovative, effective and sustainable now and in the future.
ACT Health has responsibility for:
  • Developing strategic policy and stewardship of the health system, including working with the Commonwealth on key health improvement initiatives.
  • Managing demand for and supply of health services across the territory.
  • Improving the health and wellbeing of the ACT population by promoting healthy behaviours and lifestyles and through ongoing monitoring and evaluation of health programs and policy.
  • Preventing, and providing a timely response to, potential public health incidents.
  • Leading the health workforce and clinical training strategy including building strong partnerships with key academic institutions and training providers,
  • Commissioning and managing multi-million dollar contracts for the provision of health services, including partnerships with community sector organisations, peak bodies and advocacy groups,
  • Managing a portfolio of infrastructure programs to ensure the ACT has world class, sustainable, fit for purpose clinical and patient care facilities,
  • Monitoring and enforcement of public health regulations, and
  • Providing public health advice.
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.
Overview of the work area and position
The Public Health Regulation and Projects (PHRAP) section is responsible for the development and implementation of a wide range of policy and regulation items relating to environmental health e.g. food safety, recreational water quality, insanitary conditions, tobacco control and smoke-free, e cigarettes and other matters that may impact upon public health.
In undertaking such a broad body of work, the PHRAP section engages in a number of activities including the development of public information, policy and legislation, consultation material, Ministerial briefings and contributing to related national public health initiatives. PHRAP also regulates health care facility licenses in the ACT and provides policy support to Communicable Disease Control, Environmental Health and Pharmaceutical Services Section.
Desirable skills include demonstrated experience in policy development (particularly in public health, legislative and/or regulatory environments), demonstrated experience in drafting Government correspondence (such as briefings, cabinet submissions, etc), ability to produce high quality, accurate work within tight deadlines, and a strong capacity to liaise effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
Eligibility/Other Requirements
Desirable
  • Skills include demonstrated experience in policy development (particularly in public health, legislative and/or regulatory environments).
  • Demonstrated experience in drafting Government correspondence (such as briefings, cabinet submissions, etc)
  • Ability to produce high quality, accurate work within tight deadlines, and a strong capacity to liaise effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
Note
This is a temporary position available from 1 July 2019 to 20 December 2019 with the possibility of extension.

How to Apply
Applicants must apply online via the Health website here.

Note

This is a temporary position available from 1 July 2019 to 20 December 2019 with the possibility of extension.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services
Leaders and Senior Management
Policy, Programs and Projects

Documents

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