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Technical Officer Vertebrate Pest Research

Primary Industries - Bathurst, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Fixed term opportunity until 30th June 2022 with the possibility of an extension
  • Orange location (Orange Agriculture Institute)
  • Starting salary from $64,779 per annum plus superannuation (Technical Officer Grade 1/3)

Our Department is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.


Background

The Department of Regional NSW was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. The Department is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) supports the development of profitable primary industries that create a more prosperous NSW and contributes to a better environment through the sustainable use of natural resources.

Within NSW DPI, the Biosecurity & Food Safety Division is responsible for effective management and risk minimisation of biosecurity threats to NSW as well as the through-chain regulation of food safety. It delivers a risk-based approach to policy and compliance and provides regional engagement and coordination in response to emergency incidents and natural disasters impacting primary industries and the food sector.


Primary Purpose

As a Technical Officer you will provide technical support to the Sustainable Waterfowl Hunting in NSW and related projects in the Vertebrate Pest Research Unit.


Key Accountabilities

  • Assist with research projects to deliver outcomes in accordance with contractual arrangements
  • Operate laboratory and field equipment, purchase goods, liaise with contractors and collaborators as required
  • Support laboratory and field animal research, including administration, animal handling, camera trapping, data collection, collation, analyses and reporting
  • Collect, collate, manage data under direction of the project leader
  • Keep up to date with technical developments relevant to the contracted research project, methodologies, data management systems and instrumentation
  • Liaise where necessary with staff within NSW DPI, Local Land Services, collaborators, contractors, suppliers and landholders
  • Maintain equipment and resources according to relevant manuals
  • Comply with work standards according to the level of appointment in the Technical Officer Merit Progression Guidelines

Applicants will also require experience and willingness to operate 4WDs and travel in aircraft (or able and willing to undertake the necessary training). A current NSW manual Driver License and the ability and willingness to travel and undertake frequent field work including within remote locations in NSW.

If you have the capability to achieve success in this role, we would love to hear from you!


Applying for the Role

Apply by submitting a current resume (max. 5 pages) and a brief cover letter (max. 2 pages) which outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.


If you would like to hear more about this role please contact Steven McLeod on 0409 753 051 or via Steven.McLeod@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Closing Date: Sunday 6th June 2021 @ 11.55pm

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next 18 months.

Bathurst, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency




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