Technical Officer

$60,942 - $63,894 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 26 Nov, 2021
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency

Closes: 08 December 2021

Classification: Technical Officer Level 1
Salary: $60,942 - $63,894 plus superannuation
Position No: 42946 - 01Z9Z
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 26 November 2021
Contact Officer: Sally Smith on or (02) 5124 7082

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together

Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by 29 October and be fully vaccinated by 1 December 2021.

In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.


Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website:

ACT Pathology is a division of the Canberra Health Services with laboratories located at both the Canberra Hospital and Calvary Public Hospital operating 24 hours, 7 days a week all year round and Collection Centres located at eight other sites. Pathology provides diagnostic and consultative services to medical specialists and general practitioners and their patients in hospital and in the community.

The Molecular Pathology laboratory is a tertiary facility performing highly complex time-consuming investigations in the areas of Molecular Microbiology.

The successful applicant will be required to work evening and/or overnight and weekends.


CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs,
  • Self-Motivated,
  • Good written and oral communication skills and the ability to liaise with a diverse range of clients,
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • The successful applicant will need to be available for evening/overnight and weekend work and participate in a rotating roster.


  • An associate diploma, science degree or equivalent medical laboratory science qualification,
  • Experience in a diagnostic pathology laboratory would be advantageous.

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Obtain a compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

Note: This position is a temporary vacancy for six months with possibility of extension and/or permanency. A merit list will be established for any future similar positions that become available. The successful applicants may be selected based on written responses and referee reports only.

Job Closing Date

08 Dec, 2021