Technical Officer - Rabbit Control


Dept of Primary Industries & Regions - Biosecurity SA


Urrbrae, Adelaide, SA

Salary etc:

$70,890 to 75,262 p.a. (TGO2)



  • 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

The Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a Technical Officer - Rabbit Control TGO2 to be part of our Biosecurity Division within the Department of Primary Industries and Regions.

The primary purpose of the Technical Officer - Rabbit Control is to undertake a range of research, analysis and services, including the development and application of appropriate laboratory testing methods to support the identification and management of biological controls against pest animal threats, particularly rabbits in SA. The Technical Officer, Rabbit Control is part of Department of Primary Industries and Regions within the Biosecurity division.

The role contributes to delivering Biosecurity’s priorities including an overall responsibility for biosecurity including pest and disease policy, planning, surveillance, preparedness, incursion response and ongoing management.

The Invasive Species Unit within Biosecurity, which includes vertebrate pests, weeds and aquatic pests, is parallel with other Biosecurity units for animal health and plant health. Other cross-sector units in Biosecurity cover strategy and policy, compliance, emergency management, compliance, and business performance.

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


  • Possession of a current driver’s license and willingness to drive
  • Out of hours work and inter / intrastate travel may be required
  • An appropriate technical qualification or equivalent Biological Science or a related discipline

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