Dairy Business Resilience and Climate Action Officer (SciB)

Job posted: 10/05/2023
Applications close: 31/05/2023 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland

Job type: Full time / 3 years concluding 30 June 2026

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions

Salary: $91,418 - $103,725

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Reference: VG/100475A

Reference: VG/100475A

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Salary Range: $91,418 - $103,725

Work location: Gippsland

Supporting thriving, productive and sustainable communities, environments and industries, at DEECA we’re focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable Victoria with thriving natural environments where the community is at the centre of everything we do.

Dairy, Biosecurity & Business Resilience Officer


Location: Within Gippsland region (flexibility may be available)

Salary: $91,418- $103,725 plus superannuation

Position No: 100475


Please note: Due to Machinery of Government changes under Section 30 of the Public Administration Act (PAA), effective 1 January 2023, your employment will be with the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action. Corporate Services, including payroll, will be provided by the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions while a process for the formal transfer of staff in impacted areas is implemented.

The Dairy Biosecurity and Business Resilience Officer position will work within a multi-disciplinary team delivering regional and state-wide services achieving increased economic growth, supporting farming systems and sustainable land management practices for the Victorian dairy industry.

The position will play a key role in the design and delivery of targeted, relevant, and accessible services to dairy farm businesses in collaboration with regional industry and service providers that align to Agriculture Victoria priorities. This includes services that assist farm business to adapt to climate change, navigate and to prepare changes to farming systems, respond and recover from natural disasters and biosecurity events. 

The position reports to the Southeast Regional Manager, Dairy Services. The successful applicant will work effectively as a member of a supportive and experienced Dairy team and boarder Agriculture Services team, you will be well connected through a network of state-wide colleagues, undertake a wide variety of work across the division and enjoy flexible working arrangements.

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2026. The work location for this position is Flexible within Gippsland Region with hybrid work arrangements available.

As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the five selection criteria outlined in the position description. 

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday 31 May 2023.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.  Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination status as up to date (3 doses) or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

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.

Dairy Business Resilience and Climate Action Officer (SciB)

Job type:

Full time / 3 years concluding 30 June 2026

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Dairy Business Resilience and Climate Action Officer (SciB)