Our client provides policy leadership and support on national environmental biosecurity issues to ensure Australia’s environment, economy, health, culture, social amenity and national security interests are safeguarded from the impacts of exotic and established pests, diseases and weeds. They collaborate, partner and provide leadership across all levels of governments including state and territories, along with industry, non government organisations, individuals and the community to strengthen environmental and biosecurity outcomes, and raise awareness.
The specific tasks include:
- Undertaking or supervising staff undertaking Live Import List assessments through desktop research, technical risk assessments and stakeholder consultation
- Drafting legislative instruments, explanatory statements and statements of reason related to the live import listing processes
- Preparing briefing materials for the Minister and the Executive
- Contribute to the development of policies related to the Live Import List, including hybrid animals and aquarium fish.
- Contributing to policies on how environmental biosecurity threats are best addressed at a national level by the Australian Government.
The department is open to discussing flexible working arrangements and new ways of working – including working from different departmental office locations or based at home.
Knowledge and experience
Experience in natural sciences, especially related to invasive species would be desirable.
Skills and capabilities
We are seeking applicants with the ability to:
- provide strategic direction within the section, focused on achieving the outcomes in the statutory requirements related to the Live Import List.
- build productive working relationships both internal and with our external state/territory government and non-government stakeholders
- communicate in a clear, concise and articulate manner both orally and in writing
- negotiate effective outcomes for environmental biosecurity while fostering collaboration across other areas of the Department
- take responsibility for timely management of team projects to achieve results
- research and synthesise information from technical literature, and other literature and sources
- harness information and opportunities presented from both internal and external stakeholders
- manage contracts effectively and in a timely manner
- strong leadership, management and development of staff to promote high individual and team performance, and a positive and productive work environment
- ability to share knowledge across the team
- actively embrace a safe, inclusive, and friendly culture in the team
- comply with record keeping procedures and policies including file management and general administration
- A degree in natural sciences, especially related to invasive species.
- Australian citizen
If interested, please apply directly through the links provided. Alternately, contact Kalpana Palaniyappa for more information.
0403 200 666
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