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Tom Haskell

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Canberra
Administration and Office Support
Hourly Rate Contract
Science

POSTED 8th Jul, 2022   REF NO. BBBH16624

APS4/5 Technical Officer

Our client is a Federal Government Department that develops and implements policies and programs to ensure Australia’s agricultural, fisheries, food and fore​stry industries 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 fantastic opportunity to secure a lengthy contract in a larger Federal Government Department in an area that implements governmental biosecurity functions to allow for the safe movement of plant and biological products into and out of Australia.

  • 6 – 12-month non-ongoing contract with extension options
  • Work is a busy, fast paced, and supportive team environment
  • Sought-after Federal Government Department with career progression opportunities
  • Comprehensive training provided
  • City-based location with easy access to shops, cafes, and public transport

The Role

Working at the APS4/5 level, you will be a part of a collaborative team but have capacity to work independently. You will work with a dedicated group of officers who are committed to maintaining and improving Australia’s biosecurity system. Duties and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Analyse trade and import data for plant and biological products to help identify emerging biosecurity risks across import supply chains
  • Provide technical advice to stakeholders on operational biosecurity issues
  • Develop a strong understanding of Australia’s animal biosecurity risks, policy, and operations
  • Contribute to the maintenance and provision of import conditions in the Biosecurity Import Conditions System
  • Collect, collate, interpret, and present import data
  • Prepare reports, develop conclusions, and prepare findings and recommendations

Your Background and Experience

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

  • Excellent communication skills and proven science communication skills, scientific report writing etc.
  • Experience working in fast paced environment with shifting priorities
  • Knowledge of the principals of biosecurity and risk management, understanding of the Biosecurity Act 2015 would be highly regarded but is not essential
  • The ability to work effectively both within a team and independently
  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant area of biological, agricultural, environmental science or similar is mandatory in order to be considered. Graduates are encouraged to apply but any applied experience will be viewed favourably
  • Australian Citizenship and the ability to successfully pass a national criminal history check are essential

Salary / Rate

$69K – $83K + 15.4% super (depending on experience)

How to Apply

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link.

Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Tom Haskell on 02 6108 4878 quoting ref no. BH 16624.

HorizonOne is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and we encourage applications from people of all cultures, capabilities, and backgrounds.


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