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Biosecurity Officer

Snowy Monaro Regional Council - Cooma, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Great lifestyle in the beautiful Snowy Mountains Region
  • Opportunity to join a progressive council with focus on career development
  • Applications close 16 April 2021

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is looking to appoint a Biosecurity Officer to support the delivery of effective and efficient weed management programs throughout the Snowy Monaro Regional Council Local Government Area. The programs will be based on the co-ordination and promotion of effective and sustainable weed management activities.

This position is offered in a permanent full-time capacity, based on 38 hours per week, located in Bombala. This position would be suited to a hands-on individual with thorough knowledge of the Bombala local area and the specific agricultural issues faced within the region in addition to a practical agricultural or natural resources management experience.

Key Responsibilities

The Biosecurity Officer will report to the Coordinator Biosecurity. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
  • Assist Council with the implementation of an effective weed management program throughout the Snowy Monaro Region in accordance with Council’s obligations under the Biosecurity Act 2015
  • Inspect private and public lands in accordance with Council policies and procedures
  • Educate and advise landholders, community groups and government bodies of their legislative requirements relating to the control of invasive weeds
  • Develop sustainable weed management plans in consultation with land managers
  • Enforce the provisions of the Biosecurity Act 2015 where breaches are identified
  • Demonstrate professional conduct, make the best use of knowledge, experience and skills and be accountable for own decisions and actions
  • Contribute to a safe workplace by complying with legislative and organisational requirements and be accountable for own decisions and actions

Essential Requirements
  • Certificate IV qualification or above; or substantial contemporary experience in an Agricultural or Natural Resources Management Field
  • Demonstrated ability to identify different weed species present with the Snowy Monaro Regional Council area
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing integrated weed management practices
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate with landholders to allow the provision of advice, facilitate change and resolve conflict
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain internal and external stakeholder relationships to achieve outcomes that contribute to the achievement of the organisation’s strategic goals

Benefits
  • Be part of a passionate team that truly cares about our local economy, environment and community
  • Be part of an organisation that is work-life balance oriented
  • Build a lifelong meaningful career in a key regional area of NSW

Applications Close 16 April 2021

At Snowy Monaro Regional Council, we are committed to providing EEO and embracing diversity. We are an inclusive workforce which reflects the unique region, community, and customers we serve. In addition to providing an encouraging and positive environment, Council is a smoke free work environment.

Please advise us if you require any reasonable adjustments to fully participate in the recruitment process or perform the requirements of the role.

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