Department of Regional NSW
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Biosecurity Support Officer

Biosecurity Support Officer

  • 502142
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Care
  • Conservation
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Science
  • Field Officer
  • Land Administration
  • Pest and Weed Control

Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Regional NSW. We encourage applications from people with a range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This includes differences in culture, gender, sexual orientation, language and disability status or other attributes. The Department of Regional NSW is a workplace where everyone is able to contribute and participate to their full potential, and we are proud to have a team that reflects the richness and complexity of the regional NSW communities we serve.

  • 2 x Fixed Term Full Time roles up to 30 June 2023 (with possibility of extension)
  • One position is located in Bourke and the other Broken Hill or Cobar – part of the Western LLS region
  • Salary range commences at $67,975.00 per annum + super and leave loading

Why work for us!

At Western Local Land Services (WLLS) we value our people. Work is meant to be enjoyed! We believe in a flexible and relaxed working environment allowing people to operate in a manner that cultivates a friendly culture and reduces stress levels. We offer a culture of ambition, support, and inclusivity. We are passionate about what we do, and we want to work with those who share that same drive. We promote an open-door policy and encourage collaboration between all staff.


What you will do

The Western LLS Team currently have two Biosecurity Support Officer positions available. One will assist in the rollout of our on-ground projects relating to invasive species and animal health and welfare. The other role will work in our weeds space.

As our Biosecurity Support Officer, you will get the opportunity to assist the Biosecurity and Emergency Services function team to ensure the objectives of the NSW Biosecurity Strategy are met at a regional and local level through the delivery of related animal biosecurity and welfare, and invasive species programs.

You will work directly with landholders, government agencies, and other stakeholders to achieve agreed outcomes. You will demonstrate high-quality customer service outcomes while assisting in the rollout of on-ground projects relating to invasive species and animal health and welfare and play an important part in implementing priority field animal biosecurity activities.

What you need

  • A desire to learn and gain appropriate qualifications and knowledge of pesticide application and guidelines
  • Capacity to hold a NSW firearms license or equivalent, and a Statement of Attainment (to Use Firearms to humanely destroy animals AQF AHCVPT203A, AHCPMG304)
  • Current NSW Driver Licence and the ability and willingness to travel

Our ideal candidate will have great communication skills and thrive in an environment where building professional relationships with key stakeholders is key. Your ability to work well in a team environment, but also work well independently will be one of your greatest assets.

If the past year has given you reason to start thinking about making a change to your living choices and you are keen to earn the same money, or more, in a regional location with lower cost living expenses, now is the time to make the leap!

Applying is Easy! Simply submit your resume and a brief cover letter outlining how your skills and experience match what we are looking for.

Closing Date: Sunday 11th December 2022 @ 11.55pm

For further information about this opportunity please contact Grant Davis on 0400 873 378 or via grant.davis@lls.nsw.gov.au. You can also download the role description.

Additional Information:

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

Who is the Department of Regional NSW? Why work for us?

Our Department is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.

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