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Team Leader Animal Health, Central West Local Land Services

Team Leader Animal Health, Central West Local Land Services

  • 500328
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Care
  • Pest and Weed Control
  • Specialist Manager

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.

  • Full Time Ongoing Position
  • Location – Dubbo, NSW. Other locations within the Central West Local Land Services region may be considered
  • Salary $131,094.00 per annum + superannuation

About Us

Local Land Services (LLS) was established in January 2014 to provide quality, customer focused services to landholders and the community across New South Wales. The organisation brings together the agricultural advice, biosecurity, natural resource management and emergency services.

Where will you work? The Central West Local Land Services region extends from the slopes of Grenfell, Wellington and Coonabarabran to the western plains of Condobolin, Nyngan and Coonamble. Imagine living in the heart of regional New South Wales, where the great Australian dream of a family home with a big backyard is possible. Stay active by exploring wide open and spaces stunning natural features. The warm welcoming community is what makes the central west region such a special place to live and work.

What will my day look like?

Your day-to-day work will involve leading and coordinating a team of specialists in the delivery of Animal Biosecurity and Welfare functions for the Local Land Service.  This work includes prevention, preparedness, detection and response activities to animal diseases and animal welfare, in line with state and national objectives to contribute to safeguarding the NSW economy, environment and community and meet national and state standards and outcomes.

You will be required to:

  • Lead the CWLLS Animal Biosecurity and Welfare function and team, including managing and supporting remote staff.
  • Develop and implement strategies and plans for engagement with the community and other key stakeholders.
  • Lead animal biosecurity and welfare project and program budgets and resources, develop and implement work plans, and establish and deploy multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Implement state and national animal biosecurity and welfare programs (NSW Biosecurity Strategy and Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Strategic Plan and Business Plan) at a regional and local level in conjunction with Biosecurity NSW (DPI) and LLS clients.
  • Lead compliance and enforcement programs, and develop and manage animal biosecurity surveillance activities.
  • Research, analyse, provide expert advice, and prepare written material on specific issues including, discussion papers, reports, briefing notes and media releases and articles. 

What you will bring to the role:

  • A degree in Veterinary Science registrable in NSW and registration with the NSW Veterinary Surgeons Board.
  • Proven experience in large animal herd health veterinary medicine.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the policies and procedures for management of Animal Biosecurity and Welfare in NSW.
  • Demonstrated effective people leadership and communication skills, with the ability to manage staff across a geographically dispersed region.
  • Be financially adept to manage budgets and projects.
  • Hold a current NSW Driver Licence and the ability and willingness to travel (including overnight stays).

Interested? Applying is easy!  Simply submit your resume (max five pages), and a one page cover letter online addressing the capabilities of the role, and tell us why working as the Team Leader Animal Biosecurity and Welfare is for you. We’ll get back to you after the closing date.

Please click here to view the role description and if you want to learn more about the role, please contact Bree Agar, Manager Operations on 0418119289 or

Applications close on Wednesday 17st August 2022 at 11.55pm AEST

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 health assessment.

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