NSW Health Careers

Project Officer - Priority Populations - Targeted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Position

Project Officer
Health System Support Group
REQ366015 Requisition #

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Health Manager Level 2
Remuneration: $102,640.00 - $121,739.00, plus Superannuation
Location: 1 Reserve Road, St Leonards
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ366015
Closing Date: 5 February 2023 (11:59PM)

This is a Targeted Aboriginal Position in accordance with Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014 - Section 26: Employment of eligible persons.  Preference will be given to suitable applicants of Aboriginal descent. Exemption is claimed under Section 21 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.  Aboriginal applicants must demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the Selection Criteria.  Applicants can upload their Confirmation of Aboriginality as an attachment to their application.

In the event there are no suitable Aboriginal applicants, mainstream applications will be considered.

Where you'll be working 
The Centre for Population Health (CPH) aims to promote health and prevent morbidity and mortality caused by modifiable risk factors. The CPH portfolio encompasses blood borne viruses, sexual health, tobacco and obesity. The strategies used to address these issues include state-wide policy and planning, legislation and regulation, program development, resource allocation, performance monitoring, research and evaluation. 

The CPH works closely with service provider organisations such as Local Health Districts (LHDs) to manage and support the local delivery of agreed policies, programs and services across the state. Programs and services funded by the CPH are delivered in government, non-government, community and clinical settings.

The CPH approach is characterised by a focus on evidence-informed programmatic and system-level interventions that improve health, reduce health inequity, create healthy environments, promote community action, enable personal health-seeking and recognise the social determinants of good health.

The Prevention Programs Unit provides statewide leadership in health promotion and service development aligned to the Healthy Eating and Active Living Plan, to reduce overweight, obesity and chronic disease.  The Priority Populations Team provides statewide leadership in health promotion and service development to reduce overweight and obesity in NSW with a focus on priority populations (Aboriginal and Ageing).

The role of the Priority Populations Team is to:

  • Provide tailored community based health lifestyle programs for key population groups at risk of chronic disease and ill health.
  • Focus on:-
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
    • Older adults

For more information go to www.health.nsw.gov.au

What you'll be doing 
The Project Officer is responsible for managing projects related to the delivery of key statewide prevention programs.
The Project Officer:

  • undertakes and manages all aspects of allocated projects including planning, monitoring and reporting; and
  • contributes to the monitoring and evaluation of prevention programs as required.

The Project Officer will be part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team that achieves outcomes and contributes to the delivery of the Centre's strategic and business priorities. Your ability to use collaborative tools and digital technologies to solve problems and improve services will be very valuable. Your ability to navigate complex systems and processes and strong stakeholder engagement skills will strengthen your application. 

Candidate Assessment 
You may be asked to undertake further assessments as part of the recruitment process for this position, which may include, but is not limited to, psychometric assessment (e.g. personality and cognitive abilities assessments) and/or particular work tasks.

How to apply 
Your application to be considered should include:

  • Responses by addressing the selection criteria below
  • An up-to-date resume of no more than five (5) pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role.
  • 2x referees will need to be supplied prior to an offer being made.
  • Application must be lodged electronically.  Please go to https://jobs.health.nsw.gov.au/ and search Job Reference Number REQ366015 to submit your application.

Selection Criteria 

  1. Sound knowledge of obesity, chronic disease prevention and health promotion issues, specifically related to priority population.
  2. Demonstrated organisational skills, the capacity to successfully complete several tasks concurrently and to achieve competing deadlines.
  3. Effective oral, written communication and interpersonal skills.
  4. Demonstrated ability to prepare complex reports and submissions, which include reporting data.
  5. Ability to work flexibly and effectively across program areas within the Centre for Population Health if required.


Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Jaimee Vandermade on Jaimee.Vandermade@health.nsw.gov.au.


Our Commitment to Diversity  
NSW Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQ+, those with special needs and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

For more information, visit our Aboriginal Workforce Page or contact our Access and Inclusion Team.

Aboriginal Workforce contact email: HSNSW-AboriginalCareers@health.nsw.gov.au

Access and Inclusion Team contact email: HSNSW-DisabilityEmployment@health.nsw.gov.au


Things to consider when submitting application:  
To be eligible for employment in the role you must be one of the following.  You can only be offered employment in this role for the duration that your current visa allows you to work in Australia, and you can only be offered ongoing employment if you have a permanent visa that allows you to work in Australia: 

  • an Australian Citizen, or
  • a permanent resident of Australia, or
  • a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or
  • a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia


COVID-19 Vaccination Compliancy 
All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.


To learn more about working at the NSW Health, please visit our career portal.


Applications Close: 5 February 2023 (11:59PM)



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