Business Program Officer

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Agriculture / Primary Industry
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Negotiable
Reference: VG/E081115
Closing Date: 19-Aug-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: Refer to Position Description
Attachments: 081115_NEW_BAS_PD_PCI_Business Program Officer_VPS4_Final.pdf (PDF, 454KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Steve Young
0439 658 219

Position Details

Business Program Officer

  • $90,067 - $102,192 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing
  • Usual hours of work: Full time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Negotiable

The Team

The position of Business Program 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 role of Business Program Officer delivers direct and tailored operational business management support across the Plants, Chemical and Invasives Unit within the Biosecurity and Agriculture Services Branch.

This position will provide business expertise to enable the full suite of plant, chemical and invasive operations including contract and revenue management, asset procurement and tracking, debtor management, business planning and program delivery reporting as well as a range of other on-demand business tasks. The position will also provide direct procurement support to the Biosecurity Services Centre.

The incumbent will have solid knowledge of Government and biosecurity business requirements and have well developed communication skills for ensuring quality and practical business management in a biosecurity context.

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 Steve Young, Business Manager Plants, Chemicals & Invasives on 0439 658 219.

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. 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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