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Title:

Regional Coordinator, Biosecurity and Species Management

Advertiser:

Department for Environment and Water

Location:

Adelaide

Salary etc:

$92,784 - $98,143 p.a. (ASO6)

Ref:

446197

  • Collaborate with land managers in strategic wildlife management programs
  • Be part of a team that contains broad biodiversity conservation expertise
  • Play a pivotal role in the threat management across the Green Adelaide region

About the Role:

The Regional Coordinator, Biosecurity and Species Management is responsible for providing coordination, leadership and direction in pest animal and plant control activities in accordance with the Green Adelaide Strategic Plan and the Landscapes SA Act (2019).

This role provides the point of contact for internal and external communications, policy development, advice and direction on implementation of the region’s pest animal and plant control responsibilities. It also provides support for the implementation of the Region’s impact causing native species management programs, compliance plans, risk assessments and procedures.

Key objectives and activities of this role will be delivered in collaboration with the Green Adelaide Operations Team. 

Key role outcomes include:

  • The Region's priority Biosecurity and Animal and Plant Control (APC) threats are managed through effective planning and coordination of activities internally and with external partners.
  • The Region's priority Biosecurity and APC compliance activities are supported through effective leadership, management and strategic direction.
  • Leadership is provided on Green Adelaide's regional Biosecurity and APC priorities to set strategic direction to achieve targets in the Region's Landscape Plan.
  • The APC policies and declarations for the region are established, reviewed and updated regularly.
  • Regional staff and relevant local government Authorised Officers are trained and kept abreast of best practice pest and impact-causing species management techniques.
  • Projects and budgets are well managed in a manner that facilitates collaboration and innovation in the management of pest and impact causing native species.
  • Green Adelaide APC business is effectively managed and coordinated.
  • The community is provided with strategic and considered advice around the management of pest and impact causing native species.

About You:

To be successful in this position, you must be able to demonstrate your suitabiltiy across the following key capabilities: 

  • Highly developed negotiation, liaison and communication skills and an ability to relate to government, industry and community sectors.
  • Maintains up to date and sound knowledge on all aspects of a range of pest and impact-causing native species within Australia, particularly those that are present in, or threaten the, Green Adelaide region.
  • Has in depth current knowledge and grasp of all relevant aspects of the techniques and methods used in relation to pest and impact causing native species management and control.
  • A sound understanding of the Landscapes SA Act 2019 and other relevant legislation, particularly as it relates to animal and plant control, the management of impact causing species, water affecting activities, native vegetation management and wildlife management
  • Ability to analyse pest information and data and undertake risk assessments to determine the appropriate management approaches for individual pest species at both local and regional levels.
  • Has in depth knowledge and experience in invasive species management, animal and plant control and/or biosecurity programs.
  • Vertebrate pest management training or equivalent experience.

Contract to: 31/12/2023

Special Conditions:

  • May be required to participate in fire management and associated duties
  • Will be required to participate in Biosecurity emergency response
  • A current class "C" driver's licence and willingness to drive is essential
  • Some out-of-hours work may be required as part of the position
  • Intrastate travel including overnight absences may be required
  • Demonstrates ability to work alone and be self-reliant
  • The incumbent must be willing to undertake training to enable them to become an Authorised Officer under the Landscapes SA Act (2019) Contribute to relevant APC training activities
  • This role has been designated as a Position of Trust pursuant to the standards required in the Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework. By applying for this role you consent to being screened under the process of obtaining a National Police Clearance (NPC), and to the Department requiring you to obtain a National Police Clearance (NPC).

Qualifications: 

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in natural resource management, conservation and land management or a related field is desirable.

Remuneration: ASO6 - $92,784 min to $98,143 max p.a. 

Green Adelaide is committed to improving employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcomes applications from all Australians.

How to apply:

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Date published:

20-Jul-2021

Closing date:

03-Aug-2021