Manager, Preparedness, Surveillance and Response Projects | Melbourne – Northern Metro | Victoria
Applications close at midnight on 11 September 2017
The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is the Victorian Governmentâ€™s lead agency for creating the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment. Our role is to increase jobs, investment, exports and opportunities; stimulate innovation, competitiveness, and confidence; and support sustainability.
The Department is committed to building a culture where we say ‘yes’ to flexible work arrangements, and support ways of working that help employees balance work and home life. The Department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.
The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The Department offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.
|Department:||Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources|
|Work Type:||Ongoing – Flexible|
|Work Location:||Melbourne – Northern Metro|
|Salary Range:||$113,156 – $151,426|
|Attachments:||021020 VPS 6 Manager, Preparedness, Surveillance and Response Projects.doc (Word, 182KB)
(03) 9217 4308
MANAGER, PREPAREDNESS, SURVEILLANCE AND RESPONSE PROJECTS
â€¢ $113,156 – $151,426 per annum (plus superannuation)
â€¢ Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
â€¢ Usual work location: Attwood (flexibility may be available)
As Manager, Preparedness, Surveillance and Response Projects, your position will be two fold – providing strategic and technical advice on state-wide plant biosecurity emergency preparedness and response, which leads, develops, implements and evaluates emergency management strategy and initiatives. Reporting to the Chief Plant Health Officer (Biosecurity Branch, Agriculture Victoria) you will be the subject matter expert, and possess qualifications in science, agriculture and/or emergency management. Your advanced project management, leadership, analytical and communication will ensure your success.
Your key accountabilities will include:
â€¢ Providing strategic, specialist and technical advice to the Chief Plant Health Officer and to senior and executive management on contemporary plant biosecurity emergency preparedness, surveillance and response;
â€¢ Planning, overseeing, and evaluating emergency preparedness, surveillance and response strategy and initiatives for high risk areas of biosecurity threat, including the management of resourcing, timeline and budget of programs and/or initiatives.;
â€¢ Providing leadership and guidance within the team, to implement strategy and initiatives to improve on the effectiveness of biosecurity emergency response activities, exercises and training, surveillance programs and contribute to continuous improvements;
â€¢ Building relationships and collaborating with stakeholders to strengthen Victoria’s plant biosecurity emergency preparedness and response plans and activities, as well as prepare and present high level reports, recommendations, ministerial briefs on complex issues associated with plant biosecurity emergencies;
To be successful in this role you will possess an appropriate tertiary degree in Science, Agriculture, or an equivalent Science qualification as well as skills and knowledge in:
â€¢ Entomology, emergency management, training and assessment or any relevant discipline of contemporary state and national emergency management arrangements, and statutory legislation will be well regarded;
â€¢ Advanced project management, emergency preparedness and response planning, plant health surveillance planning, continuity of operation plans, recovery plans and/or responding to major disasters and recovery efforts;
â€¢ Leadership, motivating and managing a team of technical and biosecurity emergency response specialists, including setting objectives, assigning priorities, managing performance standards for individuals and creating an innovative and collaborative workplace culture.
For a confidential discussion, please call Rosa Crnov, Acting – Chief Plant Health Officer
on 03 9217 4308.
For further information on the position, please see the attached position description. To apply, please click the â€˜Apply Now’ button below. All applications must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description.
Applications close at midnight on 11 September 2017 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.