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District Veterinary Officer (SciC)

Job posted: 14/06/2022
Applications close: 05/07/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Albury/Wodonga

Job type: Full time / Fixed Term - 3 years

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $103,920 - $125,735

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Reference: VG/020542

Reference: VG/020542

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735

Work location: North East Region | Albury/Wodonga

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.

District Veterinary Officer

  • $103,920 - $125,735 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term – 3 years
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Wodonga (flexibility may be available)

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.

The position of Veterinary Officer (Wodonga) 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.

The District Veterinary Officer (DVO) works as a member of the Animal Health and Welfare Unit, 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. As the supervisor of the staff in the district, the DVO is accountable for the delivery of the animal health and welfare program in the district.

The main key accountabilities of the role are:

  • Detailed knowledge of and experience in the application and review of procedures used in the prevention, investigation, diagnosis, control, eradication and treatment of diseases of farmed livestock in Victoria.  Demonstrated experience working with and handling farm livestock, including sheep, cattle, pigs and horses, and a practical knowledge of their husbandry.
  • Well-developed leadership skills, including the ability to develop, motivate and empower others, build a constructive team culture and drive change.
  • Ability to actively manage conflict in the workplace and deal with conflict as it arises to achieve a timely and pragmatic solution. Ability to clarify the problems and seek options to resolve issues and confidently communicate and handle difficult and sensitive communications well.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to work with staff to deliver concise, authoritative, high quality information and materials.
  • Ability to problem solve including anticipating potential problems and pre-empting required actions. Ability to continually liaises with key stakeholders to ensure full understanding of issues and evaluate implemented courses of action and make adjustment as required.

For a confidential discussion, please call Karin Morgan, Regional Manager, Animal Health and Welfare Northern on 0428 999 261.

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.

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 5 July 2022.

District Veterinary Officer (SciC)

Job type:

Full time / Fixed Term - 3 years

Job classification:

SciC

Contact:

Karin Morgan | 0428 999 261

District Veterinary Officer (SciC)