Principal Veterinary Officer - Epidemiology (SciD)

Job posted: 07/09/2021
Applications close: 21/09/2021 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Bendigo

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $125,893 - $168,473

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Reference: VG/021599

Reference: VG/021599

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Salary Range: $125,893 - $168,473

Work location: North West Region | Bendigo

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.

Principal Veterinary Officer - Epidemiology

  • $125,893 - $168,473 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing 
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Negotiable (flexibility may be available)

Reporting to the Manager – Epidemiology and Risk, you will be involved in developing and evaluating evidence-based policy, developing surveillance plants and activities, developing and managing biosecurity databases and related software, and the analysis and reporting of risk to Victoria from animal diseases.

The key accountabilities of the role include:

  • Provide expert epidemiological policy and program advice.
  • developing and implementing epidemiological, risk assessment and surveillance projects that foster collaboration, build capability and deliver timely outcomes.
  • Prepare clear written and oral reports and presentations that communicate essential information.
  • Liaise effectively with a range of state and national government agencies and industry bodies.

To be successful in this role, you will be able to demonstrate expert knowledge of epidemiological principles and methods.  You will also have high level conceptual, investigative and analytical skills as well as communication skills in negotiating, consulting, influencing, bargaining, resolving conflict and networking.  If you possess knowledge of the diagnosis and epidemiology of major endemic and exotic livestock diseases of importance to Victoria, then this could be the position for you.

The position of Principal Veterinary Officer - Epidemiology 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 Dr Sally Salmon, Manager – Epidemiology and Risk on 0417 738 654.

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 21 September 2021.


Principal Veterinary Officer - Epidemiology (SciD)

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Dr Sally Salmon | 0417 738 654

Principal Veterinary Officer - Epidemiology (SciD)