Manager, COVID Surveillance Operations (Multiple Vacancies)
Department for Health and Wellbeing
Job reference: 772151
Location: 5000 - ADELAIDE BC
Job status: Short Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

  • Department for Health and Wellbeing, Health Regulation and Protection - Communicable Disease Control Branch, COVID Operations
  • Multiclass - Multiple Vacancies - Full Time / Term Contract (temporary up to 30 June 2022)
    • Salary: $93,629 to $99,087 - PO3
    • Salary: $96,357 to $103,485 - AHP3
    • Salary: $107,953 to $112,778 - RN/M3  

The Manager Surveillance Operations:

  • Leads teams to meet organisational objectives and outcomes designed to control the occurrence of communicable diseases by in South Australia, particularly COVID-19.
  • Coordinates the collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting of communicable disease data in South Australia, with a focus on COVID-19.
  • Provides clinical, epidemiological and logistical expertise to the state-wide COVID-19 contact tracing and outbreak response and subsequent control activities.
  • Supports the coordination of the disease surveillance COVID databases design, management and quality control
  • Coordinates and manages the quality improvement programmes and addresses inconsistencies between practice and policy by integrating contemporary “best practice” information into existing systems.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job ref: 772151

Special Conditions

  • The incumbent will be required to work between the hours of 7am and 12 midnight over a 7 day roster.
  • The incumbent may be required to participate in a 24/7 roster.
  • The incumbent may be required to participate in an after-hours on-call roster; some out-of-hours work will be required.
  • Intrastate/interstate travel may be required.
  • Must be ready and willing to assist in managing disease outbreaks within the community which may include travel within South Australia.
  • It is mandatory that no person, whether or not already working in SA Health, may be appointed to a position in SA Health unless they have provided a satisfactory current Criminal and Relevant History Screening, as required by the SA Health Criminal and Relevant History Screening Policy Directive.
  • For appointment in a Prescribed Position under the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act (2016), a current Working with Children Check (WWCC) is required from the Department for Human Services Screening Unit. For other positions, a satisfactory National Police Certificate (NPC) assessment is required.
  • For ‘Prescribed Positions' under the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act (2016), the individual's WWCCs must be renewed every 5 years from the date of issue; and for ‘Approved Aged Care Provider Positions' every 3 years from date of issue as required by the Accountability Principles 2014 issued pursuant to the Aged Care Act 1997 (Cth).
  • Appointment is subject to immunisation risk category requirements. There may be ongoing immunisation requirements that must be met.
  • Depending on work requirements the incumbent may be transferred to other locations across SA Health to perform work appropriate to classification, skills and capabilities either on a permanent or temporary basis subject to relevant provisions of the Public Sector Act 2009 for Public Sector employees or the SA Health (Health Care Act) Human Resources Manual for Health Care Act employees.
  • The incumbent may be required to participate in Counter Disaster activities including attendance, as required, at training programs and exercises to develop the necessary skills required to participate in responses in the event of a disaster and/or major incident.


Business Support Officer

Phone: 7425 5890


Application Closing Date

Thursday, 31 March 2022 - 11.55PM


Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.