District Veterinary Officer

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Agriculture / Primary Industry
Classification: SciC
Work Location: Gippsland - South Gippsland
Reference: VG/021522CA
Closing Date: 29-Jun-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: Fixed Term - 3 years
Attachments: 021522 PD District Veterinary Officer_SCI C_DJPR_1.docx (Word, 119KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Rebecca Keeley
0428 142 922

Position Details

District Veterinary Officer

  • $103,920 – 125,735 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term – 3 years
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Leongatha (flexibility may be available)

The Team

The position of District Veterinary Officer forms a part of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Services Branch within the Agriculture Victoria Branch.

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 District Veterinary Officer (DVO) will work as a member of the Animal Health and Welfare Unit, to ensure the delivery of major animal health projects that include disease surveillance; livestock legislation and enforcement management; emergency preparedness and response; and traceability and auditing. As the supervisor of the staff in their district, the DVO is accountable for the delivery and quality assurance of the Animal Health and Welfare program in their district.

The main key accountabilities of the role are:

  • Monitor, provide quality assurance and feedback on the delivery of the Animal Health and Welfare Program within the district and report on results.
  • Manage livestock disease investigation, diagnosis, control and prevention programs and animal welfare investigations in the district including developing and maintaining strong relationships with private veterinarians through the Significant Disease Investigation (SDI) Program.
  • Ensure compliance with the statutory requirements of the Acts and Regulations administered by Animal Health and Welfare Unit, including the provision of disease certification for live animal and animal product movements within Victoria, interstate and for export.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of other livestock industry research and extension projects to ensure effective integration of Animal Health programs with the livestock industries projects within DJPR.
  • Lead the development of plans (in consultation with other DJPR staff and external agencies), manage preparation and implement procedures to ensure preparedness, response to, and recovery from agricultural emergencies.
  • Lead and manage a district team and build a positive team culture. Actively participate in the leadership of the Animal Health and Welfare Regional team and work effectively and cooperatively in a team environment with other agencies such as Victoria Police, CFA, and within DJPR.

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please call Rebecca Keeley, Regional Manager Animal Health and Welfare South East on 0428 142 922.

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. 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 29 June 2022.

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