Project Officer, Forest Biosecurity

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: Natural Resource Management
Classification: SciA
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/025101
Closing Date: 18-Dec-2018
Salary Range: $59,080 - $80,987
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: PD Project Officer Forest Biosecurity 2018.doc (Word, 197KB)
Job Specification

Contact: David Smith
(03) 5924 2624

Position Details

Project Officer, Forest Biosecurity

  • $59,080 to $80,987 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term 3 years
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Cranbourne (flexibility may be available)

The position of Project Officer, Forest Biosecurity forms a part of the Agriculture Victoria Division within Employment, Investment and Trade Group.

Agriculture Victoria works with industry and community stakeholders to support the agriculture, food and fibre sector to become more globally competitive, innovative and resilient.

The position of Project Officer, Forest Biosecurity within the Chief Plant Health Officer Unit is responsible for assisting in activities involved with forest and amenity plant surveillance and management, provision of technical advice to a range of stakeholders and assisting with the delivery of biosecurity programs for the forest sector.

Under the direction of the Project Officer, Forest Surveillance the position liaises and collaborates with staff from Biosecurity and Agriculture Services and forest agencies (within DEDJTR as well as other State and private forestry interests) to protect Victoria's private, public and amenity forest sectors from exotic pests and diseases.

To be successful in this role you will have an appropriate tertiary qualification in Science or an equivalent science qualification along with a good understanding of Victorian forests and forestry industries, including state forests, national parks and commercial plantation forestry. Well-developed interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, and an ability to liaise and communicate effectively with stakeholders are vital to the role.

For a confidential discussion, please call David Smith Project Officer, Forest Surveillance on (03) 5924 2624.

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 18 December 2018 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.


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