Department of Regional NSW
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Team Leader Biosecurity

Team Leader Biosecurity

  • 500871
  • Agriculture
  • Community
  • Environmental
  • Field Officer
  • Pest and Weed Control
  • Planning
  • Policy
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Ongoing full-time role
  • Located in the Western LLS Region - locations include: Broken Hill, Tibooburra, Bourke, Brewarrina, Cobar, Wilcannia, Buronga, Balranald & Wentworth
  • Salary range commences at $113,343.00per annum + super and leave loading
  • Flexible work arrangements offered

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.

Local Land Services (LLS) is a state-wide organisation that is helping secure the future of agriculture and the environment for New South Wales communities.  Our programs and partnerships grow farm productivity and healthy environments and we play a vital role in helping to protect against pests, diseases and environmental threats. We connect our customers with the best services, advice and networks.

The Western LLS region is the largest in NSW, covering approximately 314,500km2 or 40 per cent of the state. It is larger than Victoria and Tasmania combined with rainfall in the region being low and drought being a major part of the climatic cycle. The main land uses within the Western region are grazing, dryland agriculture, irrigated agriculture, mining, tourism and nature conservation.

About the role
As the Team Leader – Biosecurity, you will lead a team of Biosecurity Officers in the Western NSW region to coordinate and deliver a range of biosecurity projects and programs to assist in prevention, preparedness, detection and response to invasive species and animal diseases.

In this role, you will:

  • Manage compliance programs to ensure legislated biosecurity obligations are met
  • Ensure effective and efficient implementation of strategies and plans and to ensure adequate resources are available to respond to biosecurity responses
  • Develop and implement strategies and plans for engagement with the community and other key stakeholders to enhance understanding of the biosecurity function of LLS
  • Provide specialist advice and support in the development and implementation of projects and activities to deal with biosecurity activities

Our ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills to be able to communicate effectively, motivate and build professional relationships with team members, community members and other external stakeholders. You will have an eye for detail and be aware of relevant biosecurity legislation and policy. Being resourceful and driven to implement innovative policy, procedure and guidelines to keep up with emerging biosecurity issues will be your greatest asset.

To be successful in this role you’ll need;

  • Tertiary qualifications in a discipline relevant to the primary industries portfolio or equivalent experience in leadership and management of services to primary industries, emergency management or the natural resources sector
  • Current NSW Manual Driver Licence and the ability and willingness to travel
  • Ability and willingness to undergo police and health assessments prior to employment

Want to know more? Just contact Michelle Johnson, via 0417 070 284 or You can also download the role description.

Applying for the role
To apply, please attach a copy of your CV along with a one-page cover letter describing how your experience makes you an ideal candidate for this position.

Applications close: Friday 14th October 2022 at 11:55pm

Additional Information:
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.

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