Trainee Public Health Officer (Non-Medical)

Trainee Public Health Officer
REQ121314 Requisition #

Role Title: Trainee Public Health Officer

Employment Type:  Temporary - Full-Time (3 year program)
Role Classification:  Clerk Grade 7/8
Remuneration:  $97,152 - $107,541 pa (
plus superannuation and annual leave loading)
Hours per Week: 35

Location: St Leonards
Requisition ID:  REQ121314

Closing Date: 11:59pm, 30 September 2019

About this role:

Trainees gain advanced level experience in all aspects of public health policy and practice through supervised work placements as part of the NSW Public Health Training Program. Several traineeships are available to commence in February 2020.


Applicants must hold a masters or doctoral degree in public health or a public health field; and have a minimum of three years of full-time equivalent health related employment.


To be considered for an interview your application must include the following attachments:

  1. a response to the three targeted questions (no more than 2 pages)
  2. an up to date resume/CV including your health related experience (no more than 5 pages)
  3. a full academic transcript for your public health qualification
  4. evidence of your right to work in Australia for the duration of the traineeship (e.g. Australian or New Zealand passport or Australian birth certificate, citizenship certificate, or permanent residency visa).

If your application does not include all of these attachments, you will not be considered for interview.

This role is classified as Risk Category A under the NSW Health Policy Directive Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases (PD 2018_009). Successful applicants are required to provide evidence of protection against the infectious diseases specified in the policy directive and comply with the requirements of the policy directive at their own cost prior to appointment.

Where you'll be working:

You will undertake supervised work placements in a range of locations within the NSW health system. You may be offered the opportunity to complete a rural placement, however most work placements are within the Sydney metropolitan area.

What you'll be doing:

You will complete projects and activities that support the application of evidence based research in all aspects of public health policy and practice in order to meet organisational priorities. The role forms part of the public health emergency surge capacity for NSW Health during public health incidents and aims to build the capacity of the population health workforce in NSW.

Need more information?
  1. Click here for the Role Description
  2. Find out more about applying for this position
  3. All applicants must attach a response to the targeted questions (1-2 pages) and your CV (no more than 5 pages)
  4. Please note that you cannot apply for this role using iworkfornsw, please click here to access the advert through the Health Career Portal.

For role related queries or questions contact the Population Health Training team on (02) 9391 9942 or email

If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Hana Maalla on

Targeted Questions (1-2 pages)

If you do not include responses to the below questions your application will not be considered.


1) Describe how your past work experience has provided you with an understanding of the complexities involved in developing or implementing robust public health solutions within the context of the Australian health care system.

2) Provide an example of how you have actively applied your public health knowledge, skills and experience to develop and implement a project, report, or policy. Please include the background and the steps you undertook to ensure it was successfully implemented.

3) Provide an example of a challenging stakeholder relationship that you have managed, which required consultation/negotiation/influence to achieve an outcome. Please include the background, reasoning and outcome.


The Ministry of 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, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be one of the following:
•  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

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.


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


Applications Close: Monday, 30 September, 2019

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