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Project Leader

Project Leader

  • 502541
  • Agriculture
  • Projects

Department of Primary Industries, Biosecurity and Food Safety division are currently seeking a Project Leader to join their high performing and highly dedicated team!

  • 12 month temporary full-time opportunity
  • All Regional NSW locations considered
  • Offering a salary range from $116,211.00 - $128,061.00p.a. + superannuation

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.

About Us 

The Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW) was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. The Department has 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.

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.

Within NSW DPI, the Biosecurity & Food Safety division is responsible for effective management and risk minimisation of biosecurity threats to NSW as well as the through-chain regulation of food safety. It delivers a risk-based approach to policy and compliance and provides regional engagement and coordination in response to emergency incidents impacting primary industries and the food sector.

About the role

Coordinate and enhance projects for data collection, analysis, intelligence, reporting and monitoring from  National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) database and other NSW animal health systems to guide ongoing enhancement of  NLIS for Cattle, Sheep and Goats,  Pigs, and other species, and other key animal health programs.

In this role your key accountabilities will be:

  • Collaborate, identify, and harness opportunities to increase efficiencies, understanding, build capability and enable adoption of digital technologies for the Animal Biosecurity team and NLIS data.
  • Manage and support the delivery of digital enhancements, applying contemporary methodologies such as service design to deliver animal biosecurity and NLIS outcomes.
  • Apply strategic and creative thinking to maximise business outcomes through innovation, analytics and data-driven decisions.
  • Actively engage across the business to embed new ways of working, accelerate digital transformation and drive operational efficiency.
  • Advocate best practice management and ensure knowledge sharing to support continuous improvement and development of digital skills across the organisation.
  • Collaborate within DPI, broader cluster and external stakeholders to ensure alignment of digital systems and projects.
  • Monitor existing, identify and develop regular or new reporting methods for DPI and LLS to , assess and address NLIS compliance  activities to guide prioritisation, decision-making and actions.

Essential requirements:

  • Valid driver’s licence.

Apply now:

All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a cover letter outlining your suitability for this position.

If you would like to hear more about this role, please contact Jane Rindfleish at jane.rindfleish@dpi.nsw.gov.au. View role description.

Applications close on Sunday, 5 February 2023 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. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

Why work for Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW)? 

Exciting career pathways and opportunities 

We offer vibrant and exciting career paths for people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. Once you join the NSW Government, you’ll be supported to develop your skills and expertise through ongoing training, and opportunities to move easily from role to role, and agency to agency across the entire NSW Government. 

Wellbeing

Providing a safe, supportive, ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace for our people is one of our priorities. We run a variety of programs and provide a range of supporting resources to ensure the wellbeing of all our people. 

Our people

Join DRNSW and you’ll be joining a team of more than 4,000 passionate people spread across a diverse range of disciplines and functions including - public works, land services, fisheries, agriculture and biosecurity. If you’re motivated and passionate about making a difference to the people of Regional NSW we invite you to become part of our story.

Inclusion and Flexible Working

We strive to reflect the community we serve and encourage our people to explore new ways of working across Regional NSW. We are open to arrangements that help individuals balance their work and life commitments. We embrace difference and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

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