Biosecurity Officer (SciA)

Job posted: 19/08/2020
Applications close: 01/11/2020 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | South Gippsland

Job type: Full time / 30 June 2021

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $61,016 - $83,640

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Reference: VG/020870

Reference: VG/020870

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Salary Range: $61,016 - $83,640

Work location: Gippsland | South Gippsland

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

Our work supports six ministers, spans 10 portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We also oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do.

  • $61,931 - $84,895 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term until 30 June 2021 
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Leongatha

The position of Biosecurity Officer forms a part of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Services branch within the Agriculture Victoria group.

Reporting to the Leading Biosecurity Officer, the Biosecurity Officer is responsible for the delivery of Invasive Species and Plant Biosecurity projects and activities within the South East region.

You will work as a member of a diverse team within the South East region to ensure delivery of high quality services in the areas of invasives plants and animals, pest and disease surveillance, legislation and enforcement management and emergency preparedness and response. The position plays a key role in supporting industry and communities in mitigating the economic and social effects of invasive plants, animals, and pests and disease in Victoria.

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

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, establishing strong working relationships with internal staff and various external stakeholders including private landowners, community and industry groups as well as local and state government agencies. A tertiary qualificaiton in Science, Agriculture Science or Natural Resource Management or an equivalent science qualficaition is required for this position.

As this is a regulatory position, you will be required to conduct investigations and may appear in court.

This position has responsibilities under the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 and the Plant Biosecurity Act 2010.

For a confidential discussion, please call Alex Pattinson, Leading Biosecurity Officer on 0448 900 342.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

To be eligible for this position you must hold the mandatory qualification as outlined in the position description.

For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and respond to specific questions pertaining to the position's key selection criteria.

Applications close at midnight on 1 November 2020.

Biosecurity Officer (SciA)

Job type:

Full time / 30 June 2021

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Alex Pattinson | 0448 900 342

Biosecurity Officer (SciA)