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Grains Biosecurity Officer Position Available

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions, South Australia is currently advertising for a Grains Biosecurity Officer position.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions, as a key economic development agency of the South Australian Government, works across a diverse range of industry sectors including agriculture, livestock, forestry, fishing and aquaculture and regional development. We involve and engage with others to ensure we make good decisions, have clear policies, plan and implement effective programs, drive relevant projects, promote efficient resource use and broker shared responsibility. In this way we enable the State’s primary industry sectors and regions to remain competitive, productive and sustainable.

The Opportunity

There is an opportunity for a Grains Biosecurity Officer to be part of the Biosecurity Division within the Department of Primary Industries and Regions, South Australia.

The primary purpose of the role is to assist in the delivery of the national Grains Biosecurity Program.  The role is responsible for the delivery of South Australian milestones to address the biosecurity needs of the grains industry in South Australia. To this end, the Grains Biosecurity Officer delivers activities under three strategic pillars: Surveillance Coordination and Facilitation, Managing Farm Biosecurity Risks and Industry Preparedness, with an overall outcome of grain growers and advisers benefiting from improved preparedness for, and post border management of, biosecurity risks in the grain industry.

The role contributes delivering the agency’s priorities by delivering Biosecurity SA priorities to underpin market access and farm productivity, and maintain disease freedom and control, contributing to the success of South Australia’s economic priority — Premium Food and Wine Produced in our Clean Environment and Exported to the World.  Biosecurity SA supports South Australia’s agriculture, food and wine industries to grow and innovate with a focus on creating jobs and increasing exports.

For more information or to apply for the role go to the I work for SA website.

Applications close: 04/08/2021 11:45 PM ACST