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Sarah Tamasi

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Canberra
Technology
Permanent
Science

POSTED 6th Dec, 2018   REF NO. BBBH8355

2 x APS4 Data Analyst - SQL

The Organisation:

Our client is a Federal Government Department that develops and implements policies and programmes to ensure Australia’s agricultural, fisheries, food and fore​stry indust​ries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable. With approximately 5000 staff nationwide, they have excellent career opportunities for someone looking to pursue a career in agriculture, biosecurity and sustainability.

The Opportunity:

A number of technical officer roles are available within the Branch-in the Biosecurity Assurance Programs. These positions offer an opportunity for people who appreciate that protecting Australia’s plant-based industries and natural environment from the threat of exotic pests and diseases requires effective and consistent regulation, supported by evidence-based policies and underpinned by credible science. You will be offered a 6 month non-ongoing contract initially with the option to extend of gain a permanent position.

The Role:

To be successful in these roles you will require: strong written and technical skills, a plant scientific background, data analytical skills, a willingness to work in a high priority and time-critical environment as well as experience in communication with internal and external stakeholders. You will have the ability to work with a small team but be able to work independently as required.

As a Technical Officer, you will work as part of a technical team to support the effective management of biosecurity risk and effective service delivery for a range of plant commodities.

Key duties include:

  • Undertake performance assessment and reviews of business processes and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Undertake technical analysis on import data to support business improvement activities and prepare assurance reports
  • Work collaboratively with operational teams to identify analytical requirements Ensure that branch and regional service delivery activities are consistent and complies with instructional material and legislative requirements
  • Contribute to the development and review of instructional material for plant import activities

The Person:

To be successful in this role, you will have a strong interest in science and biosecurity and be motivated to learn new tasks and work in a team orientated environment.

In addition you will have the following:-

  • Experience managing and analysing data in SQL with advanced Excel skills
  • Capability to obtain information from diverse sources and assess quality of available data
  • Ability to interpret data and model probabilities and quantities
  • Strong written and reporting skills
  • Qualifications and/or relevant experience in agriculture, horticulture, information technology and/ or other plant-related activities in an operational or regulatory environment will be highly regarded but is not essential
  • Australian Citizenship and the ability to successfully pass a national criminal history check are essential in order to be considered

The Salary:

An annual salary of $60k – $70k + 15.4% super will be offered to the successful candidate, pro-rata for the duration of the contract.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Sarah Tamasi on (02) 6108 4878 quoting Ref No. 8355.

Please APPY NOW as applications will be assessed upon receipt.


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