Regional Livestock Biosecurity Coordinator
Level 6, $103,966 - $114,590 pa, Public Sector CSA Agreement 2021
Perth Metropolitan Area
Sustainability and Biosecurity
Permanent - Full Time
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Closing Date:
2022-01-03 4:00 PM  (YYYY-MM-DD)

Regional Livestock Biosecurity Coordinator

Level 6 | Permanent – Full Time

  • Lead a team of biosecurity officers that contribute to the animal biosecurity and welfare outcomes of Western Australia.
  • Deliver coordinated communication and regulatory outcomes to support government and industry stakeholders.
  • Lead animal biosecurity or regulatory projects to develop the Departments capacity.

What will your typical day look like?

The Regional Livestock Biosecurity Coordinator will lead a team of Biosecurity Officers to ensure operational program plans and responses are implemented to identify, prevent and respond to biosecurity risks whilst maintaining high standards of animal welfare and product integrity. This key position is instrumental in communicating key biosecurity activities and working with biosecurity officers to respond to priority biosecurity risks in Western Australia. You will be working with a diverse set of stakeholders, including producers, livestock agents and supply chain stakeholders.

Key responsibilities are (but not limited to):

  • Lead and coordinates a team of Biosecurity Officers to undertake and report on biosecurity surveillance, control and eradication activities in accordance with the requirements of program plans, policies, legislation and standard operating procedures
  • Provide timely and accurate advice on operational delivery constraints in relevant biosecurity policies and practices
  • Support and undertakes regulatory activities, including investigation of suspected non-compliance and conduct of enforcement activities, under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 and other Acts and Regulations
  • Participate in and coordinate emergency response activities as required

For further key responsibilities please see attached JDF.

Enough about us, let’s talk about you.

The Regional Livestock Biosecurity Coordinator will be successful in maintaining effective working relationships with relevant Government departments and industry groups to promote the development of the WA Livestock industry, while implementing and supporting the development of approved programs. You will have proven highly developed interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills in order to achieve success in this role.

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 - Demonstrated experience leading teams that deliver regulatory outcomes including developing standard operating procedure and work instructions to enable consistent delivery of regulatory and inspection activities.
  • Work related requirement 2 - Well-developed knowledge of primary and/or regional industries and building relationships with industry stakeholders.
  • Work related requirement 3 - Build effective relationships: Well developed workplace communication skills including written, verbal, interpersonal, negotiation skills and the ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships.
  • Work related requirement 6 - Deliver in a changing environment: Demonstrated well-developed time management skills with the ability to plan, prioritise, deliver outcomes within agreed timeframes and respond effectively to change.
  • Work related requirement 7 - Lead and empower others: Proven experience in initiating and implementing strategies independently, and leading teams to achieve business outcomes

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, Marion Seymour, A/Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer, on 0427 420 176.

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 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.

Special Requirements for this position:

  • Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for a majority of occupations and workforces in WA. This will be introduced in a phased approach and more information can be found Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces ( Should this policy apply to an offer of employment resulting from this recruitment process, prospective appointees will be advised accordingly.
  • Occasional travel to and from metropolitan and regional offices may be required
  • Intrastate and/or interstate travel may be required
  • A current and valid Western Australian C (car) class driver’s licence, or equivalent is required (if not currently held, must be acquired prior to commencement at applicant’s expense)

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: Monday, 03 January 2022 at 4:00 PM WST


Closing Date:2022-01-03 4:00 PM