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Pig Health Project Officer

Victorian Government - Bendigo, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Pig Health Project Officer

* $62,705 - $85,956 (Plus Superannuation)
* Fixed Term / 2 years
* Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
* Usual work location: Epsom (flexibility may be available)

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. The department supports a range of diverse portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices.
An exciting opportunity exists within the Biosecurity and Agriculture Services (BAS) branch, for an experienced Pig Health Project Officer to join an established, professional team providing delivery of major animal health objectives and projects principally relating to pig health.
The position supports the Principal Veterinary Officer – Pigs and through that position, more broadly the Chief Veterinary Officer's Unit. This includes the provision of technical support and project management skills for projects relating to disease surveillance and emergency animal disease preparedness and response.
Attention to detail, ability to work in a bio secure way, and ability to produce high quality work outputs are considered essential, as well as an ability to work alone, remotely and with minimal supervision. The work undertaken will include the handling of pigs and working at abattoirs.
The successful applicant will work effectively as a member of a team, enjoy flexible working arrangements and undertake a wide variety of work, including:

* Animal health surveillance projects, with a particular focus on pigs
* Emergency animal disease preparedness and response activities

As part of an integrated and flexible business model within the Biosecurity and Agriculture Services Branch, you may also provide support to other animal health programs across the state.
You will establish strong working relationships with staff from the Chief Veterinary Officer's Unit and Animal Health and Welfare Unit, as well as external stakeholders such as pig producers, pig processors, private veterinarians, community and industry groups, and local and state government agencies.
The key accountabilities of the role will include:

* Manage and conduct pig health project activities on a day to day basis, most significantly those associated with disease monitoring and surveillance.
* Plan and conduct work activities in accordance with project plans and any associated procedures and directions.
* Maintain accurate records including data entry, data analysis and reporting of results.
* Prepare written reports, letters and communication materials; provide clear, verbal reports; and liaise with stakeholders.
* Develop and maintain technical knowledge, skills and capability in relation to pig diseases and husbandry practices to effectively and efficiently manage project activities and outcomes.
* Participate in the Department's emergency animal disease preparedness and response activities, with emphasis on those involving livestock and particularly, pigs.

For a confidential discussion, please call Dr Regina Fogarty, Principal Veterinary Officer, Pigs on 0429 493 520.
Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.
To be eligible for this position you must hold the mandatory qualification as outlined in the position description.
For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.
How to Apply
Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.
Applications close at midnight on 20 June 2021.

Bendigo, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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