Wild Dog Controller

• Implement wild dog management programs within the Whitfield Wild Dog Management Zone

• Work with the community and Government Industry stakeholders

• Location: Hume – Whitfield, with occasional overnight travel

The Wild Dog program consists of a team of field based Wild Dog Controllers, supported by a management and engagement team. The program works to reduce the impact of wild dogs on livestock in targeted Wild Dog Management Zones, using a range of control and community empowerment programs that aim to place the community at the centre the service delivery.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Ongoing - Flexible
Job Function: Natural Resource Management
Classification: WDC2
Work Location: Wangaratta
Reference: VG/926430
Closing Date: 24-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $50,815 - $65,259
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 926430 AWU WDC Grade 2 WildDogController - Whitfield PD.docx (Word, 112KB)
Job Specification

Contact: David Klippel
0428 503 169

Position Details

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

The Wild Dog Controller is responsible for the implementation of wild dog management programs within the Whitfield Wild Dog Management Zone (WDMZ) in the Hume Region. The Wild Dog Controller will deliver targets described in the Wild Dog Management Zone Work Plans, and participate in community engagement activities, whilst working closely with landholders to build a shared responsibility for wild dog management. Within this role, you will also work collaboratively with the community and support the community wild dog control coordinators to effectively support wild dogs and reduce their impacts.

You will require experience in working with farmers and other community members and have knowledge of vertebrate pest control management programs and, in particular, wild dog control using a range of control tools, including knowledge of the impacts of wild dog predation on livestock enterprises and the subsequent effects on rural communities in Victoria.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the key selection criteria and any job requirements specified in the position description. 

Applications close at midnight Monday, 24 September 2018.


To apply online and for further information on position description and selection criteria visit www.careers.vic.gov.au.

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