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Biosecurity Officer

Exciting opportunity for a motivated and service focused individual to join the Local Land Services team in an interesting and varied role

Field Operations Stream Level 4. Package includes salary ($64,008 - $70,087 range pa), plus employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

Ongoing full-time role located in the vibrant regional centre of Wagga Wagga

What we offer you

A generous salary
Very interesting and varied role
Access to a support network of like-minded professionals
Ongoing career development and training opportunities

About the Organisation

Local Land Services (LLS) was established in January 2014 to provide quality, customer-focussed services to landholders and the community across New South Wales. The organisation brings together the agricultural advice, biosecurity, natural resource management and emergency management functions previously provided by 27 organisations into a single organisation comprising around 850 staff with a budget of approximately $175 million.

LLS provides products and services that are strongly focussed on meeting local customer needs, combined with the strength of being a single organisation.

For more information about Riverina Local Land Services, visit: http://riverina.lls.nsw.gov.au/

About the Role

In this role you will deliver and conduct regulatory activities across Animal Biosecurity and Welfare, Invasive Species, Plant Biosecurity and Emergency Response.

You will also liaise with a range of external and internal stakeholders as you contribute to compliance programs ensuring biosecurity obligations including pest and disease management and livestock and plant traceability meet national performance standards.

For more information about the role visit: http://files.jobs.nsw.gov.au/7owx9w

The Requirements

The successful applicant will have a broad understanding of rural issues, livestock and plant health, pest and insect management issues including current approaches to field biosecurity service delivery and plant health. You will have knowledge of legislation and experience in the use of pesticides and accredited to handle 1080 poison concentrate.

Additionally, you must be willing to travel, have a current drivers licence and the ability to acquire firearms licence and be appointed as a stock inspector and authorised control officer.

Applying for the Role

Your application should include a covering letter (maximum two pages) that addresses the following two targeted questions and an up-to-date resume of no more than three pages that clearly detail your skills and experience as relevant to this position.

Can you describe your knowledge and/or experience in conducting invasive species control programs and how that relates to the aims and objectives of the NSW biosecurity plan?

Can you provide details of a time you have provided a frontline regulatory or advisory service to primary producers, either in a group or one on one, and how your input contributed to a successful outcome for those producers?

Applications must be lodged electronically via the “apply online” link on Jobs NSW. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted. A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next twelve months.

Closing Date: 21 June 2015

Enquiries: Michael Leane 0427 002 922