Bio-security Officer - Weeds

• Full Time 38 hr fixed term contract• Be part of a dynamic, passionate and enthusiastic team• Work to reduce bio-security risks and impacts across the Wingecarribee Shire• $69,043.52 to $80,090.92 per annum  (depending on skills and experience) Located in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW, 1.5 hours south-west of Sydney -  Wingecarribee Shire Council is working to create and nurture a vibrant & diverse community in harmony with the region's urban, agricultural & natural environments. About us and what we are looking for: At Council, we are undergoing an exciting period of transformation as we work towards accomplishing our agreed service outcomes across the region.    With these changes comes opportunity; we are now seeking a dynamic team member to join us as our Bio-security Officer (Weeds). About the Role: • Comprehensively manage grant and project funding relating to Invasive Weeds Management Strategies and Plans, including project planning, stakeholder engagement, monitoring, reporting, and acquittal • Manage the effective delivery of specific bio-security functions, to meet Council’s legislated requirements and agreed levels of service. The position will coordinate the development and implementation of strategic, operational, and project plans related to weed bio-security activities. This includes developing and implementing plans and strategies and delivering specific bio-security weeds outputs. • Developing, implementing, monitoring, and reporting on strategic operational and project plans related to bio-security weeds • Communicating and collaborating with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. About You: 1. Qualifications in Horticulture, Agriculture, Conservation and Ecosystem Management, or similar field, or a minimum of three years’ experience in Natural Resource Management or Agriculture or equivalent 2. Chemical User Accreditation (eg ChemCert AQF III) 3. Demonstrable experience in the development and implementation and management of strategic priority weed programs, policies, strategies, vegetation management and operational work plans. 4. Previous demonstrable experience in the operational delivery of priority weed programs and experience in grant administration and high-level project management. 5. Sound knowledge of relevant legislation, particularly the Bio-security Act and Pesticides Act. Ability at a high level, to negotiate Bio-security directions and undertakings under the provisions of the Bio-security Act 2015 with land owners / managers. 6. Previous demonstrable experience in invasive weeds inspections, weeds identification and recommendation of best practice control methods on properties and targeted incursion pathways. 7. Demonstrated experience in treating and managing weed infestations. 8. Demonstrated ability to be resilient to work pressures and demands and has analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to critically analyse issues and develop and implement appropriate solutions. Ability to work autonomously and with minimal supervision. 9. Demonstrated well developed written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders, both internal and external and to negotiate outcomes and resolve conflict. 10. Demonstrated experience in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.  Experience in the use of Electronic Document Management Systems, computer based Geographic Information Systems and Customer Request Management Systems. 11. Demonstrated detailed knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) requirements and its application to ensure safe systems of work. The Benefits: • Competitive salary:  (depending on skills and experience) • Focus on Health and Well Being with flexible working conditions. • Discount Gym and Aquatic membership • Opportunities for professional development and training • Access to our free, confidential employee assistance program (EAP). How to Apply: Please upload your current resume and a cover letter addressing the essential criteria stated in the Position Description that demonstrates how you meet the role requirements. Applicants not addressing the essential criteria may not be considered.  For further information about the role, please contact Barry Arthur   on (02) 4868 0888. In accordance with Wingecarribee Shire Council’s COVID 19 Safety Plan,  we encourage all employees to be COVID 19 vaccinated. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and value diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage all applicants, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, LGBTIQ, and culturally diverse communities to join Council. The Council will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with a disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection, and/or assessment process, please advise via  [email protected]  or (02) 4868 0888  and indicate your preferred method of communication (email or phone) Applications will close on 29th January 2023.  
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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
    Engineering Environmental, Environment, Food Technology, Medical
  • Locations:
    New South Wales,
  • Closing Date:29th Jan 2023, 12:00 am


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