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Biosecurity Officer, Agriculture And Fisheries

Biosecurity Officer writeAgency('Agriculture and Fisheries'); Agriculture and Fisheries (Organisation site ( ))
Operations; Plant Biosecurity and Product Integrity; Biosecurity Queensland; Nambour
Working within the Biosecurity Queensland Plant Biosecurity and Product Integrity Program, you will be involved in engagement, inspection, compliance, quality management and other project activities.
These activities provide confidence to markets and the community that key plant biosecurity and agricultural and veterinary chemical and contaminant risks are suitably managed.

Key tasks and responsibilities of the role (your contribution)

Perform the regulatory role of a Biosecurity Officer by:
o conducting inspection, audit, monitoring and surveillance activities, predominately in horticulture and agriculture but at times in livestock industries
o carrying out regulatory activities (including authorised investigations of alleged breaches of legislation) in accordance with procedures under the Biosecurity Act , Chemical Usage (Agricultural and Veterinary) Control Act , Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Act and the Drugs Misuse Act
o supporting Biosecurity activities in incident and emergency responses.

Provide timely advice to team members, Senior Principal Biosecurity Officer, Operations Manager, Project Leaders and other key internal staff on PB&PI issues impacting the Central zone.

Communicate effectively and efficiently within the plant biosecurity and product integrity team to ensure workloads are managed appropriately and reports are accurate, timely and in accordance with standards.

Work with minimal supervision, ensuring all duties are undertaken safely and according to appropriate standards, policies, procedures and guidelines.

Apply skills in risk assessment and problem solving to achieve desired biosecurity outcomes.

Support colleagues within your team and strive for quality biosecurity outcomes when working autonomously or together.

Contribute to continuous improvement and self-development to improve PB&PI operational delivery within the zone.

Locally represent Biosecurity Queensland by developing and maintaining effective relationships, networks and partnerships with stakeholders (including government), community and industry leaders to facilitate effective biosecurity outcomes.

Key capabilities required to fulfil the role (what we are looking for)

Appointments in the public sector are merit-based and will be assessed by looking at what you have done previously - the experiences that have enabled you to develop and demonstrate your capabilities (how you have applied your knowledge and skills), your potential for development and your personal qualities.

While we are deciding if you are the right person for the job, you will be assessed on the following () key capabilities that relate to the above key tasks and responsibilities: Please refer to the Role Descrption for further detailed information.

. Applies, maintains and builds specialist expertise

. Achieves quality results

. Engages stakeholders and fosters stakeholders' capability
. Manages operational risk effectively

. Administers and applies legislation and regulation
. Cultivates productive working relationships

Applications to remain current for months.

Job Ad Reference: QLD//

Closing Date: Friday July
Further information
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