Project Officer Domestic Quarantine (VPSG4)

Job posted: 03/08/2022
Applications close: 21/08/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / Refer to Position Description

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $90,067 - $102,192

Occupation: Science

Reference: VG/E021272

Reference: VG/E021272

Occupation: Science

Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

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.

Project Officer Domestic Quarantine

  • $90,067 – $102,192, (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing
  • Usual hours of work: Full time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Attwood (flexibility may be available)

The Team

The position of Project Officer Domestic Quarantine 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 Project Officer, Domestic Quarantine, provides authoritative advice to the Domestic Quarantine team and the Chief Plant Health Officer on the development and implementation of market access and pest and disease management programs delivered to support Victorian and interstate plant industries. The position requires good communication and writing skills as well as a sound understanding of quality assurance and pest/risk management principles. The position reports to the Senior Officer Domestic Quarantine and contributes to the development and implementation of containment programs for high risk plant pests.

The role provides advice to industry stakeholders and interstate government agencies on market access, plant protection and domestic quarantine programs and standards. The position may also be required to participate on relevant national committees, providing advice and support to national response programs.

The role works closely with diverse teams across the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR), including Agriculture Research Victoria (AVR), and Plants Chemicals and Invasives (PCI). Working with these teams, contemporary strategies and policies are developed and implemented to enable improved biosecurity outcomes for plant industries.

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 Lavinia Zirnsak, Senior Project Officer, on 0427 824 076.

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. 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 21 August 2022.

Project Officer Domestic Quarantine (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time / Refer to Position Description

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Lavinia Zirnsak | 0427 824 076

Project Officer Domestic Quarantine (VPSG4)