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Title:

Biosecurity Officer

Advertiser:

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Location:

Hughenden, Queensland

Salary etc:

$76,493 - $82,525 p.a.

Ref:

QLD/401983/22

Key tasks and responsibilities of the role (your contribution):

  • Support local government with their local biosecurity planning processes with multiple stakeholders across rangeland areas, ensuring the plans are cost-effective, timely and consistent with state and national priorities.
  • Undertake compliance and enforcement using the powers of an Inspector under the Biosecurity Act 2014 to protect Queensland from the introduction, movement and keeping of prohibited and restricted biosecurity matter.
  • Participate in biosecurity operations directed at the eradication of invasive pest plants and animals in high priority situations in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  • Participate in biosecurity preparedness and prevention activities (targeted engagement, surveillance and monitoring) and biosecurity incidents as required.
  • Contribute to programs for enhancing the skills, knowledge and personal development of stakeholders to enable them to deliver improved invasive species management services to a wide range of clients.
  • Participate in State, regional and local biosecurity operations directed at the eradication of invasive pest plants and animals in high priority situations in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  • Raise the level of awareness and commitment of local governments, landholders and other stakeholders of the need for invasive species management, including the promotion of the department’s activities online and at conferences and meetings.
  • Assist with the development and review of policies and operational procedures, and provide the Senior Principal Biosecurity Officer with authoritative, reliable and timely information and advice.

Date published:

12-Jan-2022

Closing date:

07-Feb-2022