Biosecurity Officer - Plants Chemicals and Invasives Unit (See Advertisement)

Job posted: 03/08/2022
Applications close: 17/08/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

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Job Description

Location: Western Region | Ararat

Job type: Full time / Refer to Position Description

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Reference: VG/E021480

Reference: VG/E021480

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Ararat

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.

Biosecurity Officer - Plants Chemicals and Invasives Unit

  • $72,751 - $88,336 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing
  • Usual hours of work: Full time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Ararat Office

The Team

The position of Biosecurity Officer forms a part of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Services (BAS) 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.

The Role

The Biosecurity Officer supports the Victorian community with preparing for and managing the impacts of biosecurity. You will be energetic, thoughtful and have enthusiasm for working within a diverse regional team to deliver quality services to the Victorian community.

Biosecurity Officers are located across Victoria to support community and industry with invasive plant and animal management, plant biosecurity pest and disease surveillance to enable market access, monitoring of chemical use in the agriculture sector, and preparing for and responding to biosecurity and agricultural relief emergencies.

The position will have key responsibilities under the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 and will also be required to deliver activities as required, under the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act 1992, the Plant Biosecurity Act 2010 (Limited Powers), and the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 to support priority operational delivery.

You will work effectively as a member of a team enjoy flexible working arrangements and undertake a wide variety of work to support interoperability across the business, including establishing strong working relationships with internal staff and various external stakeholders including private landowners, community and industry groups and local government agencies.

Please refer to the Job Specification attachment for the position's Key Accountabilities and Key Selection Criteria.

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Dallas Gooding, Leading Biosecurity Officer, on 0407 043 517.

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, in line with the Chief Health Officer (CHO) Directions and any other legislative requirements, directions, policies or procedures, including but not limited to any requirement to provide evidence of vaccination status.

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.

Please note: If you require an accessible version of the position description document; an adjustment to participate in any stage of the recruitment process or have a particular requirement to be communicated with by either telephone or email only, please notify the DJPR Recruitment Team at recruitment@ecodev.vic.gov.au with the position number in the subject line.

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 17 August 2022.

Biosecurity Officer - Plants Chemicals and Invasives Unit (See Advertisement)

Job type:

Full time / Refer to Position Description

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Dallas Gooding | 0407 043 517

Biosecurity Officer - Plants Chemicals and Invasives Unit (See Advertisement)