Biosecurity Officer - Agricultural Chemical (SciA)

Job posted: 13/09/2021
Applications close: 30/09/2021 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $63,646 - $87,245

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Reference: VG/020195K

Reference: VG/020195K

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Salary Range: $63,646 - $87,245

Work location: 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 a range of diverse 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.

  • $63,646 - $87,245 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing 
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Negotiable within the South East (flexibility may be available)

Reporting to the Leading Chemical Standards Officer, the key accountabilities of the role include:

  • Following training and study, achieve gazettal as an authorised Officer pursuant to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act 1992, the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Regulations 2017 and the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981.
  • Monitor agricultural and veterinary chemical use practices for compliance with Acts and Regulations and recommend appropriate compliance and enforcement actions.
  • Provide technical advice to the Leading Biosecurity Officer – Agricultural Chemicals and Biosecurity Manager on chemical issues.
  • Promote responsible chemical use programs through existing initiatives and quality assurance programs.
  • Participate, under supervision, as part of a multidisciplinary team, integrating regulatory services with other research and extension programs aimed at Victoria's agricultural and horticultural industries.

To be successful in this role, you will have knowledge of Victorian agriculture and horticulture industries as well as experience in planning and prioritising work to ensure outcomes are achieved.  If you have an understanding of legislation relating to agricultural chemicals in Victoria and the ability to interpret and apply legislation, then this could be the position for you.

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

The Biosecurity and Agriculture Services (BAS) branch designs and delivers services, provides technical advice and influences policy to support the agriculture sector to achieve sustainable growth while managing risks and minimising adverse impacts to the economy, environment and public health and safety

For a confidential discussion, please call Peter Pantadis, Biosecurity Manager, Plant and Chemicals South East on 0408 124 219.

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 a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 30 September 2021.


Biosecurity Officer - Agricultural Chemical (SciA)

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Full time

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Peter Pantadis | 0408 124 219

Biosecurity Officer - Agricultural Chemical (SciA)