Regional Manager, Animal Health and Welfare

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.

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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: North Victoria - Various
Reference: VG/021573C
Closing Date: 07-Jan-2018
Salary Range: $113,156 - $151,426
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 021573 - PD - AHW - RM N - Nov 2017.docx (Word, 144KB)


Contact: Dwane O'Brien
03 5226 4871

Position Details

Regional Manager, Animal Health and Welfare

  •  $115,136 - $154,078 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing   
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Negotiable in Northern Region of Victoria

The position of Regional Manager, Animal Health and Welfare forms a part of the Agriculture Food & Fibre division, Agriculture Services and Biosecurity Operations branch within Employment, Investment & Trade group.

The Regional Manager Animal Health and Welfare will provide service excellence and operational oversight in the design and delivery of Animal Health and Welfare programs and services to support the productivity of the Victorian agriculture sector.

You will manage the Northern region of the Animal Health and Welfare Unit in the delivery of projects and services that contribute to protecting and improving market access including

  • Management  of animal welfare risks 
  • Response to animal welfare issues
  • Disease surveillance
  • Domestic and Export certification
  • National Livestock Identification System auditing
  • Preparedness and response to animal disease outbreaks

You will be responsible for implementing emergency preparedness activities within the Northern region of the Animal Health and Welfare Unit.  You will ensure that resources, Standard Operating Procedures and databases are maintained in a state of readiness for use in emergencies, and that regional staffs are fully prepared to respond to DEDJTR emergencies and other biosecurity incidents and incursions.

The position requires high level leadership, change management and engagement skills to successfully lead people and stakeholders and drive the Animal Health and Welfare program.

The Regional Manager Animal Health and Welfare will be listed as a ‘Responsible Person' on the DEDJTR Corporate Firearms Licence.  This recognises the role the position plays in overseeing the day to day use of firearms by animal health and welfare staff in the region.  The Director, Animal Health and Welfare is the DEDJTR Corporate Firearms Licensee and is responsible for establishing and maintaining sound governance and project management for all firearms owned by DEDJTR.

For a confidential discussion, please call Dwane O'Brien, Director, Animal Health and Welfare on 03 5226 4871.

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 7 January 2018 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.


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