Job Details
  • Reference395613A_1657865684
  • LocationLismore
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantJo Ellerman
As one of Australia's largest and leading human resource and consultancy agencies, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of Unleashing Potential in both people and companies has partnered with a well-known Government Agency to find an experienced Weeds Biosecurity Officer to join their team in a full-time capacity.

Your new role
As the Weeds Biosecurity Officer, you will be responsible in liaising with landowners and key stakeholders in the delivery of Weed Biosecurity Officer functions with a strong focus on preventing, eliminating, or mitigating weed biosecurity risk.

To be considered for this role you will ideally possess the following skills and experience in the following,
  • Carry out the functions of a Weed Biosecurity Authorised Officer under the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015
  • Ensure data and records relating to the location, extent and status of weeds and weed control works are accurately captured in accordance with Business and stakeholder data management expectations.
  • Engage with landowners, provide advice and educational resources, and negotiate and influence, to assist landowners in meeting their responsibilities under the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015.
  • Assist with or supervise weed control projects on-site when required.
  • Represent the business on approved local Committees, taskforces, groups, and public education events related to local weed biosecurity activities, as required.
  • Contribute to, implement, and provide feedback on strategic, operational and project plans related to weed biosecurity activities including weed surveillance and compliance programs, and the identification of high-risk weeds, pathways and sites, and high priority weeds.
  • Undertake legislative enforcement actions on non-compliant landowners in consultation with the Weed Biosecurity Team leader.
  • Maintain strong and open communications with the Weed Biosecurity Team leader to ensure achievement of weed biosecurity operational outcomes.
What you will need to succeed
  • Certificate IV in weed management or natural resource management or demonstrated relevant equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in the identification of high-risk weeds, high-risk pathways and sites, and high priority weeds.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the Biosecurity Act 2015 and strategic planning frameworks that underpin weed management in New South Wales.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with high levels of self-motivation and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated experience in the Microsoft Office suite of products and mobile GPS devices.
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated abilities in consultation, fostering relationships and negotiation with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to swim 25 metres (subject to practical assessment).
  • Knowledge and understanding of roles and responsibilities under the WHS Act 2011.

Next Steps

If this position will enhance your career and you would like further details on the client, the role, remuneration or a copy of the position description, please call Jo Ellerman for a confidential discussion on (02) 66919106