Senior Veterinary Officer - Epidemiology Programs

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Agriculture / Primary Industry
Classification: SciC
Work Location: All
Reference: VG/081842
Closing Date: 29-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 081842_ PD VPS5 Senior Veterinary Officer - Epidemiology Programs - 2Dec2022.docx (Word, 183KB)

COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy _ DJPR Intranet.pdf (PDF, 1.53MB)

Contact: Dr Sally Salmon
0417 738 654

Position Details

Senior Veterinary Officer – Epidemiology Programs

  • Salary: $103,920 - $125,735 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing role
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Attwood or Bendigo (flexibility may be available)

As part of the Machinery of Government changes announced by the Premier of Victoria, from 1 January 2023, the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions (DJPR) has been renamed Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions (DJSIR). As part of these changes this position will transfer to the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA).

The position sits within the Biosecurity and Agriculture Services Branch of Agriculture Victoria. The Senior Veterinary Officer – Epidemiology Programs supports the Principal Veterinary Officer-Epidemiology, the Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer Epidemiology and Risk, and the Chief Veterinary Officer in the development and delivery of animal health programs by providing authoritative and timely epidemiological advice and building epidemiological capability and capacity across Agriculture Victoria.

You will be involved developing resources and programs that will deliver epidemiological training to support emergency animal disease response, the Victorian EpiReady initiative and the analysis and reporting of risks to Victoria from animal diseases.

You will collaborate closely with biosecurity staff across Agriculture Victoria to share knowledge across all technical disciplines. The position may be required to supervise staff. This responsibility includes building capability, coaching, employee engagement, performance management and building a positive culture.

The role requires attention to detail, excellent organisational skills and the ability to work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders in close collaboration with the Chief Veterinary Officer's Unit epidemiology team. The successful applicant will possess strong problem-solving skills.

To be eligible for this position you must hold the mandatory qualification as outlined in the position description.

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Dr Sally Salmon – Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer on 0417 738 654.

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, as outlined in the department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy and in line with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, 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. For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

Please note: If you require an adjustment to participate in any stage of the recruitment process or have a particular requirement to be communicated with by either telephone or email only, please notify the DJPR Recruitment Team at with the position number in the subject line.

We respect and welcome people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, abilities, and cultures.

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 January 2023.

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