T02 Biosecurity Officer

T02 Biosecurity Officer

Kelly Services | queensland, QLD, AU

Posted 7 days ago

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PERSOLKELLY is seeking a TO2 Biosecurity Officer to join our Queensland Government team in Cairns.

The organisation promotes Queensland's profitable agriculture, fisheries, and forestry industries. Over 2000 people work for them in areas such as policy development, cutting-edge science, biosecurity, fisheries, forestry management, trade and export.

Biosecurity Queensland works to reduce the economic, environmental, social, and human health risks and impacts of animal and plant pests, diseases, and weeds. Queensland has more biosecurity incursions than any other Australian state or territory.

  • Government Role
  • Location : Portsmith, Cairns
  • 15 - months Contract
  • Mon to Fri,
  • Key Duties:

  • Assist the team achieve efficient and effective delivery of operational goals working under direct guidance and in accordance with relevant standard operating procedures (SOPs) and work instructions
  • As defined in the relevant operational plan, undertake tasks contributing to the protection of the Queensland biosecurity system by assisting stakeholders to manage biosecurity risks associated with diseases, pests and invasive species.
  • Specific tasks supporting the above may include: conducting field-based monitoring, surveillance, auditing and treatment activities;undertaking routine data/information gathering, recording and collation;gathering evidence to assist investigations of potential legislative breaches and chemical residue impacts ( field observations, sample collection, witness statements/interviews)
  • Assist external stakeholders to achieve legislative compliance by responding to basic/general enquires and providing fundamental technical information. This includes ensuring that queries are escalated to a more experienced / knowledgeable colleague when required
  • Under guidance, carry out risk-based decision making within day to day activities, including associated documentation/record keeping
  • Support effective teamwork by contributing positively to group tasks and, where relevant, providing guidance to new/inexperienced colleagues.
  • Mandatory requirements:

  • A current open manual "C" Class Driver's Licence.
  • A job relevant Diploma from a recognised institution
  • Physical fitness, as this role will require walking long distances through challenging terrain in tropical environments.
  • Practical experience and skill, or the ability to quickly acquire skill, in using a smart mobile device, and a GPS device.
  • Double Covid Vaccination
  • While there are no mandatory qualifications for this role, the following qualifications will be favourably regarded:

  • First Aid Certificate.
  • Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control (ACDC) Licence.
  • An understanding of biosecurity response activities and the Queensland Disaster Management Arrangements and/or experience in applying your capabilities in a response environment will be highly regarded.
  • If you feel like this is your new opportunity, please apply today. Include a cover letter outlining your suitability to the role and a CV that is no more than 5 pages.

    To discuss the role, please call 30217100 and quote reference 210148237

    QLD Licence- LHL-02514-D2P2F

    Who are we

    At PERSOLKELLY, our passion is - and always has been - putting you first.

    We propel our people forward by supporting their careers in fresh ways, backed by our expertise and capability.

    We're committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment which values and respects diverse styles, backgrounds, experience and perspectives.

    We welcome and encourage women, people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent and people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

    So it's over to you.