First listed on: 05 October 2021

Water Sector Senior Health Scientist



The position is an authorised officer responsible for administration of the Safe Drinking Water Act 2003 and associated regulations. The position has a regulatory function and liaises with the Victorian water agencies. Responsibilities include matters relating to water agencies compliance, response to issues affecting the safety or aesthetics of drinking water and overseeing risk management from catchment to tap for drinking water supplies. The position provides authoritative, scientific, evidence-based and informed advice and makes recommendations regarding human health risks from water related issues including microbial and chemical risks. This position will be responsible for reviewing scientific literature and keeping abreast of emerging risks related to drinking water to inform a proactive and preventive public health response.

The position is also responsible for providing leadership within the Water Sector Risk and Prevention team and develops and implements drinking water related policy and initiatives and monitors, assesses and reports on issues, incidents, investigations and emergencies regarding drinking water quality and human health risks. The role also provides stand-by duty out-of-business hours on a rotating roster responding to water quality incidents and emergencies.


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

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