Supervising Biosecurity Compliance Officer
Level 5 | Permanent - Full time
- Play a major role in the protection of Western Australia’s agricultural industries and natural resources
- Lead and manage a range of compliance activities
- Develop and leverage strong working relationships across the public and private sectors to achieve success
The Supervising Biosecurity Compliance Officer leads and manages the Biosecurity Compliance team in the delivery of effective and efficient compliance activities in relation to plant, invasive species, livestock and state border biosecurity.
Reporting to the Biosecurity Compliance Coordinator and working alongside officers from Biosecurity (Aquatic) Compliance, this position assists in leading a multidisciplinary and shared approach to biosecurity compliance across all relevant DPIRD responsibilities and portfolios under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 and Fish Resources Management Act 1994.
The Ideal Candidate.
Whilst modelling integrity, you will lead by example and empower the Biosecurity Compliance team. You will have demonstrated knowledge and experience (preferably within an agricultural environment) in:
- Interpreting and implementing legislation.
- Establishing, implementing, and managing compliance programs.
- Undertaking inspections and conducting investigations.
- Developing and maintaining strong working relationships.
Enough about us, let’s talk about you.
To be successful in this role you will have the ability to lead and motivate the Biosecurity Compliance team. You will be knowledgeable and have experience in establishing, implementing, and managing compliance programs, and have demonstrated ability to conduct complex investigations. You will possess a high level of interpersonal, negotiation, and communication skills to engage with a wide range of stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes and to mentor Biosecurity Compliance team members.
For all essential criteria, please see the attached JDF.
At DPIRD we are 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.
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- A resume of no more than three (3) pages including details of two (2) referees
- A cover letter of no more than two (2) pages in length demonstrating how your skills, knowledge and experience relate to the following Essential Work-Related Requirements.
- Work related requirement 1 – Role Specific: Substantial knowledge and experience in establishing, implementing, and managing compliance programs, preferably within a quarantine and agricultural biosecurity environment.
- Work related requirement 2 – Role Specific: Well-developed knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, compliance governance framework, and operational procedures.
- Work related requirement 5 - Think strategically: Demonstrated ability to conduct complex investigations, including prioritising, interpreting, and applying legislation, policy, procedures and guidelines.
It is recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information. Please note that all of the Work-Related Requirements will be assessed at some stage during the selection process.
Need further information?
We’d love to hear from you!
To have a confidential discussion, contact Paul Cassidy, Biosecurity Compliance Coordinator, on (08) 6163 0913 (during business hours).
Am I eligible to apply?
To be eligible for a permanent appointment to the Western Australian public sector you must be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia. To be eligible for a fixed term or a casual appointment you must have documentary evidence of your entitlement to live and work in Australia for the period as part of your application.
You will be required to provide a current National Police Certificate (police clearance) before commencing employment. If not currently held, this must be acquired prior to commencement at applicant’s expense.
Special Requirements for this position:
- Certificate qualification in compliance and investigations and/or possession of relevant experience.
- Possession of current ‘C’ class driver’s licence.
- Occasional travel to and from metropolitan and regional offices may be required.
- The contract of employment specifies terms and conditions relating to this position.
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.
The recruitment process may include online written assessments, psychometric, cognitive or other testing, job related tasks, video or live stream interviews, documentation and reference checks or other assessment methodologies as required. Applicants will be advised of this where necessary.
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 4:00pm will not be accepted)
CLOSING DATE: Thursday, 11 August 2022 at 4:00 PM WST