Animal Health Officer

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established 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 and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

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Job Details
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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Agriculture / Primary Industry
Classification: SciA
Work Location: Western - Ballarat
Reference: VG/027673CA
Closing Date: 29-Jun-2022
Salary Range: $64,442 - $88,336
Job Duration: Fixed Term - 3 years
Attachments: 027673 PD Animal Health Officer_SCI A_DJPR.docx (Word, 118KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Linda Fahy
0419 559 661

Position Details

Animal Health Officer

  • $64,442 - $88,336 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term – 3 years
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Ballarat (flexibility may be available)

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established 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 and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

The position of Animal Health Officer forms a part of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Services Branch within the Agriculture Victoria Group.

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.

As an Animal Health Officer you 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.

The main key accountabilities of the role are:

  • Monitor livestock for compliance with the Acts and Regulations administered by the AHW Branch.
  • Plan and conduct work activities in accordance with the major animal health projects and their associated procedures including disease surveillance; livestock legislation and enforcement management; emergency preparedness; and traceability and auditing.
  • Implement animal disease control programs according to the Livestock Disease Control Act. Investigate breaches of the Act and where necessary ensure compliance with the Act.
  • Promote sound animal welfare practices, according to Codes of Practice and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Investigate breaches of the Act and, where necessary, ensure compliance with the Act.  Promote sound chemical usage, according to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act and the Stock (Seller Liability and Declarations) Act. Investigate breaches of the Act and, where necessary, ensure compliance with the Act.
  • Participate in the Department's emergency preparedness and response activities, with emphasis in those involving livestock and the provision of advice on the needs, salvage and/or destruction of injured stock.
  • Completion of the authorised officer training program and attainment of gazettal as an Inspector or Authorised Officer under the Livestock Disease Control Act, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, Stock (Seller Liability and Declaration) Act and Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act.

For a confidential discussion, please call Linda Fahy, Regional Manager Animal Health and Welfare South West on 0419 559 661.

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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