CLOSING DATE: Thursday, 27 February 2020 at 11:45PM WST
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 six (6) months from approval of the initial recruitment decision.
The successful applicant manages the vitally important area of intellectual property management, including commercialisation opportunities and systems to manage research quality and data integrity. The position enhances and maintains the Department’s capacity to attract external funds by ensuring quality governance and reporting of externally funded, contracts and resource allocation. The successful applicant will optimise research outcomes through the effective development and management of research data capture and management systems. The position is responsible for providing policy advice, instruction and expert service provision in each of the above areas.
The successful applicant will work closely with the Managing Director and Directors of Grains, Livestock, Horticulture and Aquaculture R&D together with teams of scientists that undertake projects to drive innovation to grow and protect the dynamic, export orientated agri-food and fibre industries of Western Australia.
Please refer to the Job Description Form attached for full position details.
Eligibility / Other Conditions
Subject to appointment the successful applicant will be required obtain a current and valid Western Australian C (car) class driver’s licence, or equivalent.
This position is located in South Perth.
Please note, any successful candidate, including current employees of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, will be offered employment subject to the award and agreement conditions that apply to the advertised role as outlined in the attached JDF/s. By accepting an offer of appointment, the successful applicant accepts the conditions and entitlements under the specified award and agreement.
Further Job Related Information
To discuss this role or for specific enquiries please contact Mark Sweetingham, Managing Director on 0419 945 443 (during business hours).
How to Apply
Applicants are required to submit:
- A current comprehensive CV, including details of two (2) referees; and
- A covering letter/statement that demonstrates how your skills, knowledge and experience relate to the following 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:
- 1. Substantial experience leading at a senior level the functions of intellectual property management and commercialisation, external funding management and research data capture and management systems.
- 2. Build effective relationships: Builds and sustains productive and professional working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders; communicates confidently, clearly and accurately both orally and in writing.
- 4. Think strategically: Proven ability to conceptualise, analyse and evaluate complex corporate governance and business planning issues, opportunities and risks, then develop future focused solutions.
Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements of the position. The values and business needs of our Department may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
Please note that, should you be shortlisted, your ability to meet the other work related requirements will be assessed through future stages of the recruitment process.
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.
Equity and Diversity
DPIRD is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. We value and strongly encourage people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, women and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our agency.
The Department also promotes staff health and wellbeing, through the provision of flexible work provisions and a wellbeing and support program.
If you are having trouble downloading the attachments or lodging your application online, please contact (08) 6552 1943 (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)
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has a four day breach claim period. For more information, please see the Public Sector Commission Website