Department of Regional NSW
Animal, Wallaby, Kangaroo, Mammal, Wildlife, Antelope

Supervising Fisheries Officer North

Supervising Fisheries Officer North

  • 495219
  • Animal Care
  • Environmental
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Excellent chance to join a team protecting the fisheries resources and aquatic habitat of the state 
  • Current vacancy is attractively located in Mid North Coast NSW (office location negotiable)  
  • Full time opportunity offering a salary from $126,295 pa + super 
  • CLICK HERE to watch "A day in the life of a Fisheries Officer" 

 

About the role 

 

You will be joining the Fisheries Compliance Unit within the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Fisheries. This team is responsible for administering fisheries laws governing the fisheries resources of the state. The teams spend a significant number of hours on patrol, detecting and preventing illegal fishing and damage to reduce risk to fish stocks and aquatic habitats. Have a look at some of the great work we do on the DPI Fisheries Facebook Page.   

 

In this role you will be managing a team of District Fisheries Officers within a designated area. You will be allocating resources, setting priorities and developing projects. You are also responsible for ensuring all the activities within your defined area support NSW DPI corporate objectives and NSW Government policy.  

 

As a Supervising Fisheries Officer, you will be: 

 

  • Overseeing the development and implementation of risk based compliance plans  
  • Providing advice to Fisheries Compliance Management on operational issues, reviewing priorities and resource allocation 
  • Leading, encouraging and developing staff capability and potential 
  • Writing and reviewing draft media releases, prosecution briefs and Director briefs 
  • Maximise voluntary compliance and create effective deterrence’s to fishing within NSW. 
  • Detect, investigate and report on illegal fishing activity.   
  • Operating in accordance with Policy and Procedure Manuals, Fisheries Compliance Work Instructions and the Code of Ethics and Conduct 

 

About You – What You Need to Apply 

 

To be considered for this role, in your application you need to demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria: 

 

  • High level knowledge and interest in fisheries compliance, ideally with experience in natural resource management and/or compliance  
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and reviewing operational plans to address compliance risks  
  • Experience in building and managing effective stakeholder relationships  
  • Experience and capability in supervising, leading and developing a small team     

  

In addition to the above it is critical that you have the following in line with the Crown Employees Fisheries Staff Award which includes:  

 

  • Current manual driver’s licence, and capability to drive a manual and four-wheel drive vehicle  
  • Current Coxswain’s certificate* of competency (boat licence is not sufficient)  
  • Colour vision  
  • Swimming ability (200m)  
  • HSC or Equivalent   

  

 

Why work for Department of Regional NSW?   

 

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 – regional infrastructure, parks and wildlife, fisheries, agriculture and land services. If you’re motivated and passionate about making a difference to the people of NSW we invite you to become part of our story.  

  

What you need to do to apply for this fantastic opportunity:  

 

If this position sounds like you and you would like to join one of the most attractive employers in NSW, please attach: 

 

  • Cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements listed in the “About You” section above  
  • Current resume  
  • A copy of your of current driver’s license, Coxswains certificate* and education qualifications (HSC or equivalent)  

  

*PLEASE NOTE – IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CURRENT COXSWAINS CERTIFICATE YOUR APPLICATION CAN NOT BE CONSIDERED AS IT IS A REQUIREMENT UNDER THE FISHERIES STAFF AWARD FOR A DISTRICT FISHERIES OFFICER    

 

Applications must be submitted by Sunday 27th June 2021  

 

We encourage you to contact us for further information about the role and your application, please contact Christine Rae at christine.rae@dpi.nsw.gov.au or CLICK HERE to view the role description.  

 

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.  

  

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.  

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. 

 

Closing date: Jun 27, 2021

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