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Project Officer - Bees

Department of Primary Industries & Regional Development (DPIRD) - Perth, WA

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Project Officer - Bees

 Level 5 | Permanent – Full Time

  • Conducts research and analysis of complex information and data
  • Coordinating and assisting with various projects
  • Manage a small team in the delivery of national bee biosecurity programs and requirements

The Opportunity.

DPIRD are seeking a Project Officer with excellent interpersonal skills to play an important role in managing the National Bee Pest surveillance Program and National Bee Biosecurity Program including the provision of technical matter. You will be involved in maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders to support the delivery of project outcomes.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Participate on relevant project teams and committees representing the Department as required
  • Undertake and coordinate research associated with bee pests and diseases
  • Analysis and evaluation of issues, policies and relevant legislation and procedures
  • Researches and identifies effective risk management strategies for the Department

The Ideal Candidate.

TheProject Officer will have a proven track record of experience in apiary activity and bee surveillance, contributing to a low disease pest environment. You will have the demonstrated ability to maintain networks with officers within the project whilst developing industry relationships in the bee and horticultural industry to support the delivery of project outcomes for a profitable and expanding bee industry and associated products. The ideal candidate will demonstrate management and initiative whilst representing the Department on a domestic and international level.

Get ready to apply. It’s simple.

Applying is simple and straightforward. We are committed to developing our people and this presents a unique opportunity to be part of a project that will shape the future of DPIRD working with executive and leadership teams.

Click the Apply for Job button below and submit the following documentation:

  • A resume of no more than three (3) pages including details of two (2) referees
  • A cover letter of no more than two (2) pages in length demonstrating how your skills, knowledge and experience relate to the following Essential Work Related Requirements:
  • Work related requirement 1 – Well-developed knowledge and experience in undertaking apiary field work – surveillance, regulation, training and engagement.
  • Work related requirement 2 – Experience in the inspection of bee-hives and knowledge of apiary practice, bee pests and diseases.
  • Work related requirement 5 – Think strategically: Well developed conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to provide strategic solutions to project management problems.

Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements of the position. The values and business needs of our Department may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

Our Commitment to Diversity.

DPIRD is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. We value and strongly encourage people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, women and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our agency.

Application Information.

For any specific enquiries please contact:

Darryl Hardie, Technical Area Manager, on 9368 3799 (during business hours).

To be eligible for a permanent appointment to the Western Australian public sector you must be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia. To be eligible for a fixed term or a casual appointment you must have documentary evidence of your entitlement to live and work in Australia for the period of the contract and this is required as part of your application.

Subject to appointment, successful applicants will be required to:

· provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy before commencing employment;

· obtain and provide a current National Police Certificate (police clearance) before commencing employment;

· complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement.

This process may be used to fill other similar vacancies throughout the department. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position, the panel may select another suitable applicant from this selection process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of twelve (12) months from approval of the initial recruitment decision>

Please note, any successful candidate, including current employees of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, will be offered employment subject to the award and agreement conditions that apply to the advertised role as outlined in the attached JDF/s. By accepting an offer of appointment, the successful applicant accepts the conditions and entitlements under the specified award and agreement.

The recruitment process may include online written assessments, psychometric, cognitive or other testing, job related tasks, video or live stream interviews, documentation and reference checks or other assessment methodologies as required. Applicants will be advised of this where necessary.

Please ensure you have plenty of time to submit your application to allow for unanticipated problems, as late and proforma applications will not be accepted. (Please note: Online lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on or after 4:00pm will not be accepted)

CLOSING DATE: Thursday, 03 June 2021 at 4:00 PM WST