Animal Health Officer- Hamilton (SciA)

Job posted: 16/05/2024
Applications close: 30/05/2024 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: South West Region | Hamilton

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Salary: $66,063 - $90,558

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Reference: VG/50958736A

Reference: VG/50958736A

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Salary Range: $66,063 - $90,558

Work location: South West Region | Hamilton

As an Animal Health Officer you will work as a member of the Animal Health and Welfare Branch, to ensure the delivery of major animal health projects that include disease surveillance; livestock legislation and enforcement management; emergency preparedness and response; and traceability and auditing.

Animal Health Officers are required to fulfil surveillance and auditing roles which provide knowledge of the disease and residue status of Victoria's livestock industries. This information is a key component in maintaining access to markets for Victorian livestock and livestock products, and in mitigating the economic and social effects of disease and residue incidents in Victoria.

The successful applicant will work effectively as a member of a team, enjoy flexible working arrangements and undertake a wide variety of work across the division.

As part of an integrated and flexible business model within the Biosecurity and Agriculture Services Division, you may also provide support to other programs or other regions.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • A tertiary degree in Science, Agricultural Science, Natural Resource Management is required for this position.  Other related Science Degrees may be considered.
  • Experience liaising and negotiating with government departments, farmers, livestock agents and other industry representatives.

This is an ongoing position. The work location for this position is Hamilton with hybrid work arrangements available.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Thursday, 30 May 2024.

Other relevant information:

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check. 

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident. 

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.

For further information including the position description, key selection criteria and to apply visit www.careers.vic.gov.au

Animal Health Officer- Hamilton (SciA)

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Full time

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Linda Fahy | 0419 559 661 or linda.fahy@agriculture.vic.gov.au

Animal Health Officer- Hamilton (SciA)