Chief Veterinary

$143,328 - $147,083 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 06 May, 2022
Full time Executive and Management Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Temporary

Closes: 18 May 2022

Classification: Veterinary Officer Level 3
Salary: $143,328 - $147,083 plus superannuation
Position No: 02426
Directorate: Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development
Advertised (Gazettal date): 02 May 2022
Contact Officer: Bruce Hancocks on Bruce.Hancocks@act.gov.au or (02) 62054322

Details: The Conservation, Biosecurity and Water Policy and Planning Branch develops, administers and oversees implementation of several key environmental and conservation strategies, policies and plans to support the environment and industry. The Branch is responsible for legislation relating to nature conservation, fisheries, biosecurity and water.

The Branch provides secretariat support for the work of the ACT Scientific Committee, ACT and Region Catchment Management Coordination Group and Grassy Woodlands Stakeholder Group, and policy support for several environment and primary industries inter-jurisdictional fora.

We regularly collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders, both within and outside the ACT Government, including the Parks and Conservation Service, Resilient Landscapes Branch, Conservation Research Branch, Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate, ACT Woodlands and Wetlands Trust, Conservation Council and many others.

The Biosecurity and Agriculture Policy Section develops and reviews ACT policies, strategies, plans and legislation relating to invasive species, animal health, plant health and the primary industries. Key strategies include the ACT Biosecurity Strategy 2016-2026, ACT Weeds Strategy 2009-2019 (under review) and ACT Pest Animal Management Strategy 2012-2022.

The Section also develops and coordinates whole-of-government policy advice for input to the Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and its subordinate committees and convenes ACT Government biosecurity committees for Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate. The ACT Chief Veterinary Officer, located within the Section, develops animal health policy and provides oversight of veterinary services and animal health matters in the ACT.

We are looking for a motivated and qualified vet to take on the rewarding and challenging role as the ACT's Chief Veterinary Officer. In this role you will work within the ACT's policy team responsible for Biosecurity and you will be the ACT's representative on National Animal biosecurity issues. You will also play a leading role in ACT animal biosecurity response and animal welfare issues.

The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Tertiary qualifications as a veterinarian.

Notes: This is a temporary position available from 23 May 2022 up to August 2022. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

How to Apply: Expressions of Interest are sought from potential candidates and should include a supporting statement of no more than two pages addressing the Selection Criteria and a current curriculum vitae.

Applications should be submitted to the Contact Officer.

Job Closing Date

18 May, 2022