Biosecurity Officer - Plants (2 positions)

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Agriculture / Primary Industry
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/E020872
Closing Date: 17-Aug-2022
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: Refer to Position Description
Attachments: 020872_025422_BAS_BIO_PCI_Biosecurity Officer - Plants_Sci A_Final (2 positions).pdf (PDF, 222KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Peter Pantadis
0408 124 219

Position Details

Biosecurity Officer - Plants

  • $72,751 - $88,336 (Plus Superannuation)
  • 2 positions - Ongoing
  • Usual hours of work: Full time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Cranbourne Office/Depot

The Team

The position of Biosecurity Officer forms a part of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Services (BAS) 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.

The Role

The Biosecurity Officer will be responsible for the operational delivery of plant biosecurity activities that support Victorian producers with market access to domestic and international trade via certifications, permits and auditing under the Plant Biosecurity Act 2010.

You will work as a member of a small team to ensure delivery of high-quality services in the areas of pest and disease surveillance; plant biosecurity legislation and enforcement management; and biosecurity emergency preparedness and response.

As part of an integrated and flexible business model within the Plants Chemicals and Invasives Unit you may also provide support to other programs or other regions.

As this is a regulatory position, you will be provided with training to obtain a Cert IV in Government Investigations and will be required to conduct investigations and may be requested to appear in court.

Please refer to the Job Specification attachment for the position's Key Accountabilities and Key Selection Criteria.

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Peter Pantadis, Biosecurity Manager South East, on 0408 124 219.

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.

Please note: If you require an accessible version of the position description document; 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.

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 21 August 2022.

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