Senior Weed Control Officer


Primary Industries and Regions SA


Kangaroo Island, SA

Salary etc:

Remuneration $77,344 - $82,684 p.a. (OPS5)



We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Weed Control Officer to be part of our Biosecurity SA division.

The Senior Weed Control Officer is part of the Invasive Species Unit within Biosecurity SA.

The Senior Weed Control Officer is responsible for designing, planning, coordinating, overseeing and controlling a weed surveillance and management program specific to Kangaroo Island that is relevant and responsive to state and Australian Government weed management strategies, policies and stakeholder objectives aligned with bushfire recovery.

The role is responsible for managing, motivating and ensuring the effective performance of assigned staff including providing education and oversight on the safe handling, application and storage of chemicals in accordance with PIRSA policies and relevant legislation.

The position also has a key role in establishing, developing and maintaining sound stakeholder relationships, with government, industry and community stakeholders to educate and promote effective weed surveillance, hygiene and control activities including working collaboratively with landholders to develop and implement weed risk management in farm biosecurity plans that meet the needs of Kangaroo Island’s community, primary production and natural environment.

The role also collaborates with other PIRSA divisions and external stakeholders, and delivers high quality and timely information, submissions, briefings and advice in relation to weed species and risks and the progress of the Kangaroo Island weed surveillance and management program.

About Us

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 including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, 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.

Special Conditions

  • Successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a National Police Check (NPC) prior to being made an offer of employment


Other requirements specific to the role include:

  • Contract up to June 2022.
  • Desirable qualifications: A tertiary qualification in Science, Agricultural Science, Chemistry or a relevant discipline.
  • Possession of a current driver’s licence and a willingness to drive.  4WD experience is desirable
  • Intra and interstate travel, overnight stays and out of hours work may be required.
  • The incumbent may be required to undertake training and be willing to participate in emergency preparedness and response activities required by government agencies.
  • The incumbent will be required to maintain a safe working environment by adopting appropriate hazard management practices consistent with the role.
  • The incumbent will be expected to uphold the ethical behaviour and professional integrity standards as contained in the Public Sector Act, 2009.

* Please note qualifications are desirable. Applicants without degrees are encouraged to apply *

Flexibility Statement

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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