Advert ID: 20006672
Department of Primary Industries and Regions
Kangaroo Island, SA
$72,135 - $75,262 p.a. (OPS4) Casual
Reference number: 406130
We have an exciting opportunity for multiple casual roles as a Biosecurity Officer located at Cape Jervis, Penneshaw and Kingscote Airport.
The Biosecurity Officer is part of the Invasive Species Unit within Biosecurity SA with The Department of Primary Industries and Regions.
The Biosecurity Officer is responsible for coordinating and undertaking field based biosecurity surveillance, hygiene and inspection duties at the entry points to Kangaroo Island, and conducting investigation activities relating to potential breaches, in accordance with the Landscape South Australia Act 2019, Livestock Act 1997 and Plant Health Act 2009. In this context, the role coordinates and implements safe working practices, allocates, maintains and ensures the appropriate supply and use of relevant equipment and mentors and guides less experienced team members.
The position establishes, develops and maintains sound relationships with community, government and industry stakeholders to create a high level of awareness of the biosecurity threats to Kangaroo Island, quarantine restrictions, hygiene practices and respond effectively to new incursions. The role also works collaboratively with community, industry and agency stakeholders to re-establish biosecurity systems and processes to protect primary production, the natural environment and social amenity after recent catastrophic bushfires.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regions, 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 The Department of Primary Industries and Regions, we offer our employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development and flexibility.
Our Commitment to Diversity
The Department of Primary Industries and Regions 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. The Department of Primary Industries and Regions recognises the benefits that such an approach brings for our staff and customers in delivering the future of SA.
Other requirements specific to the role includes:
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All applications must be submitted online via http://iworkfor.sa.gov.au citing Reference Number: 406130
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a Covering Letter (no more than 3 pages) outlining your skills and experience in relation to the Professional and Technical Knowledge, Imitative and Relationship Building/Maintaining capabilities of the role description and a current CV (no more than 5 pages). Applicants must 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: Thursday, 3 December 2020.
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.