Biosecurity Officer - Apiary

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is the Victorian Government’s lead agency for creating the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment. Our role is to increase jobs, investment, exports and opportunities; stimulate innovation, competitiveness, and confidence; and support sustainability.

The Department is committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, and support ways of working that help employees balance work and home life. The Department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Department offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.
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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Agriculture / Primary Industry
Classification: SciA
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/000976A
Closing Date: 19-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $58,207 - $79,790
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2019
Attachments: PCI - 000976 Sci A PD Biosecurity Officer Apiary_Dec 2017.doc (Word, 180KB)

Contact: Joe Riordan
02 6030 4516

Position Details

Biosecurity Officer - Apiary

  • $58,207 - $79,790 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term to 30 June 2019
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Geelong

The position of Biosecurity Officer - Apiary forms a part of the Agriculture, Food and Fibre division, Biosecurity and Agriculture Services branch within the Employment, Investment and Trade group.

Reporting to the State-wide Specialist Apiary the Biosecurity Officer - Apiary is responsible for the delivery of portions of the state-wide apiary program.

You will work as a member of a small team and support the Statewide Specialist Apiary to ensure delivery of high quality services in the areas of honey bee pest and disease surveillance, legislation and enforcement management and emergency preparedness and response. The position plays a key role in supporting both Victorian commercial and hobby beekeepers and pollination service providers and users in mitigating the economic and social effects of  endemic and exotic pests and disease of honey bees in Victoria.

As part of an integrated and flexible business model within the Biosecurity and Agriculture Services Branch, you will also provide emergency response support  as required.

You will establish e working relationships with internal staff and various external stakeholders including Victorian Apiarist Association, crop pollinastion stakeholders, Victorian beekeeping clubs and associations and other government agencies.

As components of this position are regulatory, you will be required to conduct investigations and may appear in court.

This position has responsibilities under theLivestock Disease Control Act 1994.

A mandatory tertiary degree in Science, Agricultural Science, Natuaral Resource Managemnet or an equivalent sicence qualification.

For a confidential discussion, please call Joe Riordan, Statewide Specialist Apiary on 02 6030 4516.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description. 

Applications close at midnight on 19 February 2018 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.


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