Advert ID: 20002072
Pest Animal Control Coordinators (3 positions)
Primary Industries and Regions SA
Urrbrae, South Australia
$81,352 - $90,220 p.a. (PO2).
Vacancy numbers: 332463 (Deer Control Coordinator), 332865 (Rabbit Control Coordinator) and 333068 (Wild Dog Control Coordinator)
We have exciting opportunities for three new pest animal control coordinators, who will be working to support and reinvigorate control of:
All three coordinators will be part of our Biosecurity SA Division within PIRSA. These new positions will report to our Principal Biosecurity Officer, Pest Animals.
Deer and Rabbit Control Coordinators (two positions)
The Deer Control Coordinator and the Rabbit Control Coordinator will provide tailored professional support to NRM staff and community groups undertaking control programs.
These coordinators will aim to increase the impact of feral deer and rabbit control programs to support primary producers and biodiversity managers. The position will connect and empower existing community and industry groups, maximising impacts of their efforts to control feral deer and rabbits in agricultural landscapes.
Wild Dog Control Coordinator (one position)
The Wild Dog Control Coordinator will support the State Wild Dog Coordinator (Marty Bower), who is delivering a range of wild dog planning and control programs.
The Control Coordinator will support the development of statewide standards for best practice wild dog control, administration of the Government’s wild dog trapping program, and work to improve our wild dog control monitoring systems.
The Control Coordinator will also support the State Wild Dog Coordinator’s work to foster connections among wild dog control groups and promote shared responsibility for wild dog management. The role has a strong focus on reducing the impacts of wild dogs to improve socio-economic outcomes.
Primary Industries and Regions SA, as a key economic development agency of the South Australian Government, works across a diverse range of industry sectors including agriculture, livestock, forestry, fishing and aquaculture and regional development. We involve and engage with others to ensure we make good decisions, have clear policies, plan and implement effective programs, drive relevant projects, promote efficient resource use and broker shared responsibility. In this way we enable the State’s primary industry sectors and regions to remain competitive, productive and sustainable.
At PIRSA, we offer our employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development and flexibility.
Our Commitment to Diversity
PIRSA is committed to building a flexible, diverse and inclusive culture, planning for and promoting diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse community groups and ages, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQ, people with disabilities, women and other diversity groups. PIRSA recognises the benefits that such an approach brings for our staff and customers in delivering the future of SA.
These positions are initially offered as contracts for up to 12 months, with the possibility of extensions. Possession of a current driver’s licence and a willingness to drive. Extensive out of hours work and extensive intrastate and interstate travel are required.
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.
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Applications must be submitted online via www.iworkfor.sa.gov.au, citing Reference Numbers:
Please make it clear in your application if you would like to be considered for a particular position, or for any of the three positions.
If you are interested in these opportunities, please submit a Covering Letter (no more than 3 pages) outlining your skills and experience in relation to the following capabilities in the role descriptions: Professional and Technical Knowledge, Leading and Motivating Others and Problem Solving.
Please also submit your current CV (no more than 5 pages). You must also include the contact information of at least 2 referees with 1 being your immediate supervisor/manager and a completed ‘Pre-Employment Declaration in the SA Public Sector’ form.
Applications close: 19 December, 2018 at 11:45pm.