NLIS Data Manager (VPSG6)

Job posted: 14/03/2023
Applications close: 28/03/2023 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Negotiable

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions

Salary: $129,379 - $173,138

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Reference: VG/081913

Reference: VG/081913

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Salary Range: $129,379 - $173,138

Work location: Negotiable

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.

NLIS Data Manager

Location: Negotiable

Salary: $129,379 to $173,138 + super.

Position No: 081913

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 Livestock Traceability Team, within the CVO Unit manages the development and implementation of the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) standards, business rules, systems and activities that ensure Victoria meets national livestock traceability requirements. The team is also responsible for management of the Property Identification program and the NLIS tag ordering system. The implementation of NLIS (Cattle), NLIS (Pigs) and the recently introduced electronic NLIS (Sheep & Goats) provides improved biosecurity, market access and productivity outcomes for Victorian agriculture.

Reporting to the Manager Livestock Traceability, the NLIS Data Manager is responsible for providing strategic and technical leadership in livestock identification data and systems implementation, maintenance and hosting. The position will lead the management, evaluation and ongoing development of business systems that support the business activities and functions of Victoria's electronic identification system for livestock, as well as provide high level technical advice relating to low frequency tag designs and associated hardware.

The key accountabilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide high level technical advice relating to the current and emerging technologies related to livestock traceability radio frequency devices, associated readers and third-party software.
  • Lead continuous improvement and development of enhanced data analytics to provide high level trend analysis and monitoring of traceability data being entered onto the NLIS database.  
  • Provide high level information systems advice to the Manager Livestock Traceability and senior management across Agriculture Victoria and DJPR on relevant activities, strategic issues, opportunities and risks relating to traceability data capture that may impact on external stakeholders.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Previous experience in livestock traceability database and system analysis would be well regarded.

This is an ongoing position. The work location for this position is negotiable.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Tuesday, 28 March 2023.

Other relevant information:

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

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.

For further information including the position description, key selection criteria and to apply visit www.careers.vic.gov.au

NLIS Data Manager (VPSG6)

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Ben Fahy | 0407 821 104

NLIS Data Manager (VPSG6)