Public Health Officer

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(Multiple positions)

The Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Unit (CDPCU) seeks to improve and protect the health of Victorians by reducing the morbidity and mortality of communicable diseases. The unit’s objectives are to monitor, prevent and control current and emerging communicable diseases within the Victorian community through the implementation of targeted strategies based on surveillance and risk assessment.

Further information on Communicable Diseases is available at:

The Public Health Officer position contributes to achieving the objectives of the CDPCU as described above.

Are you

  • An environmental health officer or qualified health professional with an interest in public health?
  • Do you enjoy teamwork as well as taking initiative?
  • Do you enjoy working in a fast paced, responsive environment?

Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. As it is an essential element of any role within the department that employees be able to attend work onsite and to do so safely, employees are required to be up-to-date with their vaccinations against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment. This requirement applies unless they have a medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID -19. Therefore, the department will ask any prospective employee, who has been identified as the preferred candidate for a role within the department, to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to any offer of employment being made. If a prospective employee has a relevant medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, they should contact the department to discuss their individual circumstances.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through rather than via external advertisement.

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 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

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