Veterinary Officer, Animal Biosecurity and Welfare, Biosecurity Queensland, Mareeba, Queensland

Applications close on 21 May 2018

Work type: Full time

Location: Far North Qld

Categories: Primary Industry & Environment

About the group

The Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Program (AB&W) within Biosecurity Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries are looking for a suitable applicant to fill a permanent position of Veterinary officer, based in Mareeba. Applicants must have a Bachelor Degree or higher in Veterinary Science, from a Tertiary Institute that is recongnised in Queensland. Operating from within the Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Program (AB&W) of Biosecurity Queensland, you will be part of a team of Veterinary Officers, who provide operational services for the protection and enhancement of animal health and welfare. These activities are integral to the Government’s efforts to prevent, respond to, and recover from pests and diseases that threaten the economy, the environment or social amenity; and to maintain the standards of animal care and keeping.

Salary: $78747 – $86000

About the role

Conduct animal disease investigations which may include property visits to undertake disease surveillance and monitoring activities, performing post-mortems, the collection of relevant tissue and blood samples for laboratory analysis and drafting reports.

• Provide support and advice to Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Program Inspectors, on veterinary issues, including animal welfare and other regulatory matters.

• Provide additional liaison with the Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Program policy team and with the Laboratory personnel based at the Biosecurity Sciences Laboratory, located at Coopers Plains in Brisbane.

• Participate in specific task groups and committees, as directed by the Principal Veterinary Officer – Operations.

• Coordinate sentinel herds for the collection of samples under the National Arbovirus Monitoring Program.

• Conduct animal welfare investigations on livestock and companion animal species as directed by the Principal Veterinary Officer – Operations.

• Through community engagement promote good animal welfare practices and standards.

• In particular build networks with other Government entities (Local,  State and Commonwealth) and Indigenous and other stakeholder groups in the Cape York Peninsula, Gulf of Carpentaria and Torres Strait region of Queensland.

• Participate in Emergency Animal Disease (EAD) responses at a district, statewide or interstate level (as required).

• The above tasks and duties may require field work in remote areas and/or being based away from home for periods of time in excess of 1 week.

Position requirements

• Bachelor Degree (or higher) in Veterinary Science, from a tertiary institution, that is recognised in Queensland.

• Post-graduate qualifications and/or experience in veterinary epidemiology or pathology and /or relevant software systems (MS Excel etc.) would be an advantage.

• A valid Open Queensland Driver’s License (or equivalent) for motor vehicles, including cars and four wheel drive vehicles.

Key capabilities To determine your suitability for the role, you will be assessed on the following key capabilities that link to the “key duties and accountabilities” for this role:

• Communicates with Influence especially when representing Animal Biosecurity and Welfare at biosecurity forums and committees and in community engagement processes to achieve biosecurity goals.

• Achieves Results on the key duties and accountabilities for the role.

• Displays Personal Drive and Integrity in achieving outcomes for the position.

• Supports Strategic Direction on key issues consistent with the Animal Biosecurity and Welfare strategic direction.

• Supports Productive Working Relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

Applying for the role

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