CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 28 November 2018 at 11:45PM WST
Chief Plant Biosecurity Officer
Who we are
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) purpose is to create enduring prosperity for all Western Australians. Our department ensures that primary industries and regions are key contributors to the Government’s agenda for economic growth and diversification, job creation, strong communities and better places.
We work collaboratively across government, industry and community to advance three goals: Protect, Grow, Innovate.
For more information about the Department, please visit our website.
We currently have one (1) permanent full time appointment available for immediate filling.
This process may be used to fill other similar vacancies throughout the department. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position, the panel may select another suitable applicant from this selection process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of twelve (12) months from approval of the initial recruitment decision.
Do you find our purpose and goals energising and inspiring?
We have an exciting opportunity for a Chief Plant Biosecurity Officer to be part of our Biosecurity Directorate within DPIRD. The role reports to the Executive Director, Biosecurity.
You will play a significant leadership role in the development of plant health policy, risk analysis, pest and disease surveillance, control and eradication at a state and national level. (including bee health). The delivery of credible plant health programs is key to gaining and maintaining market access for West Australia’s multibillion-dollar agricultural industries.
In collaboration with the Executive Director Biosecurity, the Chief Plant Biosecurity Officer will provide high-level policy and strategic advice to both the West Australian Government, industry and on national forums, which ensures the protection of the State’s agricultural industries from pests and diseases. This includes ensuring that WA has a high level of capability to contribute to national biosecurity and emergency response programs.
This senior leadership position will suit an influential individual with excellent leadership skills, demonstrated resilience, professional authority and confidence in making critical decisions and leading a team in the face of adversity.
An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicant (which includes super and access to the Senior Officers Vehicle Scheme). Relocation benefits may be applicable
This position is based in Perth – with a wonderful Mediterranean climate, stunning beaches, it’s the sunniest city in Australia, has a relaxed pace of life and abounds with natural beauty.
Please refer to the Job Description Form attached for full position details.
Eligibility / Other Conditions
Subject to appointment the successful applicant will be required to provide a valid satisfactory National Police Clearance.
Further Job Related Information
Please contact Katherine Clift, Executive Director, Biosecurity on (08) 9368 3420.
How to Apply
Applicants are required to submit
- A current comprehensive CV
- A covering letter/statement that demonstrates how your skills, knowledge and experience relate to the Work Related Requirements, as detailed on the Job Description Form and in the context of the job specific details in this advertisement / in no more than four (4) pages
Applicants are required to apply on line by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button at the top/bottom of the screen. Applicants must have a current, valid email address in order to apply online and this email address will be used for communication with applicants. Further information is available in the attached Applicant Information Kit.
If you are having trouble downloading the attachments or lodging your application online, please contact (08) 9368 3338 (during business hours) and quote the Reference number.
Please ensure you have plenty of time to submit your application to allow for unanticipated problems, as late and proforma applications will not be accepted. (Please note: Online lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on or after 11:45pm will not be accepted)
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