Grains Biosecurity Officer


Primary Industries and Regions



Salary etc:

$83,152 - $92,020 p.a. (PO2)



  • 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

The primary purpose of the role is to assist in the delivery of the national Grains Biosecurity Program. The role is responsible for the delivery of South Australian milestones to address the biosecurity needs of the grains industry in South Australia. To this end, the Grains Biosecurity Officer delivers activities under three strategic pillars: Surveillance Coordination and Facilitation, Managing Farm Biosecurity Risks and Industry Preparedness, with an overall outcome of grain growers and advisers benefiting from improved preparedness for, and post border management of, biosecurity risks in the grain industry.

The role contributes delivering the agency’s priorities by delivering Biosecurity SA priorities to underpin market access and farm productivity, and maintain disease freedom and control, contributing to the success of South Australia’s economic priority — Premium Food and Wine Produced in our Clean Environment and Exported to the World.  Biosecurity SA supports South Australia’s agriculture, food and wine industries to grow and innovate with a focus on creating jobs and increasing exports.

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


  • Contract up to 30/06/2023
  • Essential Qualifications: A degree in Agricultural Science, Science or equivalent.
  • Possession of a current driver’s licence and willingness to drive
  • Out of hours work and inter / intrastate travel may be required
  • You acknowledge your work, health and safety obligations and our expectations.


PO2 - $83,152 to $92,020 pa. 

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