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Manager, Locations (Vpsg6)

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

Application Closes: 7 May 2021

Role: Manager, Locations (until 31 Decemeber 2021)

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Position Summary:

Provide overall epidemiological oversight to the Locations Pod Leads, epidemiologists and other team members.

Inform and oversee surveillance of active cases, contacts, and outbreaks across Victoria.

Design, oversee and conduct epidemiological analysis within the scope of the Locations Pods.

Coordination and management of the functions performed by the Location Pods.

Maintain situational awareness of the evolving epidemiological issues state-wide.


  • Lead a team of epidemiologists and project leads in the design and conduct of epidemiological analyses to inform COVID-19 prevention and control efforts.
  • Oversee the surveillance and reporting of cases, contacts and outbreaks across Victoria from the Locations Pods to the wider DIME team and response.
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to ensure all DIME activities are properly planned and delivered.
  • Provide epidemiological advice and reporting to Senior Manager, Investigation and Analysis and to CCOM Leadership to inform and support COVID-19 outbreak management.
  • Decision making and resolution of operational issues escalated by Pod Leads, and escalation of issues as necessary.
    • Monitor team performance resolve issues and escalate issues as necessary.
  • With assistance of reporting expertise from across the DIME team, develop and oversee reporting and categorisation of outbreaks.
  • Design and oversee epidemiological analysis of cases, contacts, and outbreaks to inform and support COVID-19 surveillance and outbreak management in Victoria.
  • Liaise closely and maintain relationships with CCOM leads and stakeholders to optimise the daily operations of the Locations Pod teams.
  • Write and update documentation (e.g. Standard Operating Procedures) relevant to the Outbreak Epidemiologists to ensure they are up to date and complete.
  • Work closely with other members of the COVID-19 division to identify and resolve issues relating to case, contact, and outbreak management.
  • Work closely with the Locations Pod Leads to design and implement robust epidemiological analysis and reporting tools to support COVID-19 outbreak management.
  • Actively participate in and Investigation and Analysis Team meetings.


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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