Plant Biosecurity Contingency Planning Officer

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Science
Classification: SciC
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/026153
Closing Date: 17-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052
Job Duration: 31/01/2021
Attachments: Position description Contingency SCI C Updated (002).doc (Word, 153KB)


Contact: John Gilliland
03 8377 4569

Position Details

Plant Biosecurity Contingency Planning Officer

  • $98,396 - $119,052 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term – 31 January 2021
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Attwood (flexibility may be available)

The position of Plant Biosecurity Contingency Planning Officer forms a part of the Biosecurity and Agriculture services branch within the Agriculture Victoria group.

The Plant Biosecurity Contingency Planning Officer within the Chief Plant Health Officer Unit is responsible for activities to deliver the Streamlining Plant Pest Contingency Plans for Integration Project. This is a national project focussing on developing modularised and streamlined plant pest contingency plans.

Under the direction of the Manager – Preparedness Surveillance and Response, the position will work with staff from Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, stakeholders and relevant interstate and commonwealth agencies to deliver the project. This will result in improved preparedness Australia-wide for emergency plant pest responses.

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated ability to manage a complex project.  A good understanding of biosecurity is vital for this role.  Strong communication skills are vital to this role.

A degree in science or equivalent is required for this role.

For a confidential discussion, please call John Gilliland, Manager Preparedness Surveillance and Response on 03 8377 4569.

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 17 July 2019 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description


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