Department of Regional NSW
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Assistant Manager Response

Assistant Manager Response

  • 498822
  • Agriculture
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Science
  • Field Officer
  • Natural and Physical Science
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Specialist Manager
  • Ongoing position with NSW’s Department of Primary Industries (DPI)
  • Salary Package starting from $77,073.00 p.a. + superannuation + leave loading
  • We offer flex leave, as well as a family friendly workplace
  • Based in Kyogle, you will be working with various stakeholders and customers daily

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.

About the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI):
The NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) supports the development of profitable primary industries that create a more prosperous NSW and contributes to a better environment through the sustainable use of natural resources.

About the Role:
Working across the Surveillance, Response, Queensland Border and Livestock Dip Management teams, this role will see you contribute works that will assist in minimising the impacts of biosecurity threats to NSW’s Agricultural industries and the environment. You will regularly perform investigations of possible breaches, inspections, treatments and enforcement actions surrounding livestock.

Your role will be to

  • Liaise effectively with stakeholders and customers, ensuring that activities are carried out in accordance with operational policies and procedures
  • Investigate alleged breaches of legislation and take appropriate enforcement action as required including issues warnings letters and infringement notices as well as representing DPI in court proceedings if necessary
  • Undertake administrative processes and records in a timely manner
  • Supervise staff and contractors in the field

About You:
To be considered for this position, you will have:

  • Experience within a regulatory environment, learning, maintaining and applying the relevant legislation within a similar or relevant role
  • A current Driver’s licence and willingness to travel to various sites as required
  • A current AQF4 Chemical Management Certificate would be highly beneficial or ability to obtain
  • A willingness and desire to participate in continued activities and training surrounding Emergency Management
  • The ability to perform duties in accordance with the required workplace health and safety policies and procedures

Applying for the role:
Your application should include a cover letter and an up-to-date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role. Applicants invited for interview will be required to complete additional assessments. There are no selection criteria required to be addressed.

Want more information? Contact: Larry Falls, Leader Cattle Tick Operations on 0427 201 746 or via You can also view the role description.

Closing Date: Thursday 7th April 2022 at 11.55pm


A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. You may also be required to undertake pre-employment medical checks prior to employment.

All Department of Regional NSW employees are required to show evidence of:

• being fully vaccinated with a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine and; or

• having an approved medical contraindication.

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or approved COVID19 Vaccination medical exemption at the time of your application submission

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