Manager, Market Access and Systems


Dept of Primary Industries and Regions - Biosecurity SA


Glenside, Adelaide, SA



  • Assists South Australia’s primary industries and regions to grow and prosper
  • Biosecurity SA manages and prevents SA from pests, diseases and contaminants
  • Offering a modern, flexible and innovative working environment

We have an opportunity for a Manager, Market Access and Systems to be part of our Biosecurity SA Division within The Department of Primary Industries and Regions.

The Opportunity

The Manager, Market Access and Systems is part of the Plant and Food Standards Group within Biosecurity SA.

The primary purpose of the role is for managing and developing a range of significant resources, staff, and infrastructure, including being responsible for the integrity and maintenance of the Plant Health aspects of the PIIMS database, which houses information relating to plant health related accreditations and registrations, the Plant Health Auditing Program, the SIS and PIIMS Invoicing requirements and the Genetically Modified Organisms Monitoring Program.

The role contributes to delivering the agency’s priorities including maintaining market access by working with primary industries to respond to evolving requirements of domestic and global markets and consumers.

The role contributes to delivering the goals and objectives of the Plant Health Program by leading the critical plant and plant product market access programs and projects. In this capacity the position is responsible for leading a team to implement state-wide import and export market access arrangements, including certification, registration, accreditation, import verification, and development, negotiation, and implementation of other market access-based systems.

The Manager, Market Access and Systems coordinates, develops and strategically manages the delivery of effective stakeholder and industry liaison, including leading education and awareness campaigns, and conducting high level consultations with, and providing expert advice to, a range of Plant Health stakeholders, including national Market Access groups and committees, equivalent counterparts in other State jurisdictions and the Australian Government.

About Us

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.

Special Conditions

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


  • Requirement to participate in an on-call roster for attending to reported out of hours market access incursions.
  • Intrastate and/or interstate travel may be required along with some overtime/weekend work.
  • Detection and/or outbreaks of fruit fly and other declared pests and diseases may occur anywhere in the state and at any time of the year. The incumbent may be required to be available to travel and work anywhere in the State at short notice, therefore a flexible approach to working out of hours will be required during outbreaks.
  • The incumbent will be required to maintain a safe working environment by adopting appropriate hazard management practices consistent with the role.
  • Preparedness to undertake training and participation in emergency management activities.
  • PIRSA is a smoke-free workplace.
  • A current driver's licence is essential.

Location of the role is at the Biosecurity SA, Glenside office, but the incumbent may be required to relocate within South Australia.

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