Senior Biosecurity Officers, Inspection Services Group (ISG), Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Portland, VIC and Port Lincoln, South Australia

Closing: 20-Jun-2018 11:00 PM (AEST)

Location:  Portland, Australia

Categories: Biosecurity

Salary and Benefits: $64,703 – $70,229

About the company:

The Inspection Services Group (ISG) delivers regulatory inspection services nationally across the biosecurity continuum (offshore, at the border and onshore) to verify compliance with Australia’s biosecurity and export market requirements. ISG works with policy/program divisions within the department to influence and implement operational policy and deliver services in accordance with policy intent, risk-based operating models and within budget. The group has a national footprint delivering services in all capital cities and significant regional out-ports around the country and in Australia’s off-shore territories.

ISG delivers services to verify compliance with Australia’s biosecurity and export market requirements. ISG works as a team to anticipate risk and acts quickly and effectively to protect our economy, environment and communities. Business lines within ISG undertake import and export inspections, surveillance and business assurance activities across commodities and pathways at airports, seaports, mail centres, in office locations and third party premises across Australia.

About the role:

Under limited direction, perform a range of biosecurity and export inspection activities in accordance with established inspection policies and procedures that may include:

• undertaking the screening of documents and inspection of goods to determine the biosecurity status of imported and exported goods
• biosecurity and export inspection of international vessels
• resolving routine (or complex) operational and technical matters
• preparing reports and maintaining electronic and manual records as appropriate
• issuing appropriate formal documentation to clients such as exporters, importers, brokers, Approved Arrangement operators and transport operators
• liaising with clients and other government agencies, providing advice as necessary
• providing technical, administrative and managerial support to senior staff.
• managing, modelling and monitoring compliance with appropriate standards of behaviour including the APS Code of Conduct and Values
• promoting and complying with departmental WHS and Rehabilitation policies and guidelines and being alert for and reporting risks to WHS.

Please note that work in these outport locations is offered on a casual intermittent basis as required by biosecurity operational need and will be for an initial period of 12 months with the possibility of extension. As such, there is no guarantee of hours or shifts. Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours such as weekends, early starts and late finishes will be required. Some travel to other regional locations may be required.

Position requirements:

The successful applicants must:

• hold and maintain a valid Australian motor vehicle drivers licence
• meet Department of Agriculture and Water Resources health and security requirements
• wear appropriate protective personal equipment and clothing to comply with departmental Work Health & Safety policies and procedures
• wear an official uniform supplied by the department
• note that the physical requirements of the role(s) involve a combination of outdoor and office-based work
• obtain and maintain an MSIC Licence
• note that relocation assistance is subject to negotiation
• note that they may also be required to successfully undertake and complete relevant Biosecurity Officer training.

Applying for the role:

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