Department of Regional NSW
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Regulatory Officer

Regulatory Officer

  • 501136
  • Regulatory and Compliance

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

  • Multiple casual opportunities available (fulltime hours)
  • Livestock handling experience a must
  • Operating across Northern Rivers & QLD Border Regions of NSW
  • Offering a salary range from $56,975.00 - $61,179.00p.a. + superannuation
  • Fully equipped vehicle, phone, tablet & uniform provided

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

This role provides regulatory services in the Field Response Team to ensure thorough delivery of Biosecurity related regulatory and compliance programs. These programs minimise the impact of Biosecurity threats that could otherwise reduce the productivity and competitiveness of NSW Agricultural Industries, degrade the environment or threaten the health of our communities.

In this role your key accountabilities will be:

  • Undertake livestock inspections and supervise livestock treatments in accordance with Departmental procedures.
  • Perform Regulatory Compliance duties in accordance with relevant legislation.
  • Complete and submit all operational and administrative records in accordance with Departmental procedures.
  • Report alleged breaches of legislation in accordance with Departmental procedures.
  • Participate in Emergency Management exercises and Emergency Management training.

Essential Requirements

  • Current NSW Driver Licence
  • Current AQF3 Chemical Management Certificate

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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 Larry Falls at larry.falls@dpi.nsw.gov.au. View role description.

Applications close on Sunday, 27 November 2022 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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