Manager Domestic Animals

The Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions (DJPR) was established on 1 Jan 2019 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 & regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

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As part of the Machinery of Government changes announced by the Premier of Victoria, on 1 Jan 2019 DEDJTR transitioned into the Department of Transport (DoT) & the Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions (DJPR).
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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Agriculture / Primary Industry
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/020252A
Closing Date: 26-May-2019
Salary Range: $118,908 - $159,124
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2019-DJPR-Agriculture Victoria PD-Template (Inc Group Descriptor).docx (Word, 116KB)


Contact: Tracey Marsden
0427 959 314

Position Details

Manager, Domestic Animals

  • $118,908 - $159,124 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing 
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Attwood (flexibility may be available)

The position of Manager, Domestic Animals forms a part of the Animal Welfare Victoria branch within the Agriculture Victoria Group.

Reporting to the Director, Pets and Animal Welfare, you will provide leadership and strategic direction to a team responsible for developing policy, legislation and programs in domestic animal management.  The Domestic Animals team assists in reviewing and implementing the Domestic Animals Act 1994, including the supporting regulations and codes of practice.  The work requires initiative, strong stakeholder and relationship management and the ability to provide policy and program solutions to complex problems.

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate previous experience in developing, managing and implementing legislation, with a focus on knowledge and experience in the management of dogs and cats as it applies to welfare, management, training, ownership and control.  You will have well developed analytical and conceptual skills, with the ability to apply multi-disciplinary analysis and quickly assimilate new concepts and information.  You will be an effective team participant with experience in leading and developing staff and projects.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required, as is understanding of the culture, structure, processes and operation of government.

For a confidential discussion, please call Tracey Marsden on 0427 959 314.

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 see the attached position description.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button below.

Applications close at midnight on 26 May 2019.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond. The generic online form may ask you to provide the responses to all of the KSC. At this step in the on-line process, please only upload your resume and cover letter (there is NO requirement to address all of the KSC) and move on to the last screen where you will be asked to submit responses to the specific questions only". Complete these specific questions to complete your application.


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