Temporary part-time (28hrs per week) opportunity for 4 years
Located in Cowra NSW with other regional NSW locations considered
Offering a salary range from $87,493.00 to $96,540.00p.a. + superannuation
Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Regional NSW. We encourage applications from people with a range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This includes differences in culture, gender, sexual orientation, language and disability status or other attributes.
The Department of Regional NSW is a workplace where everyone is able to contribute and participate to their full potential, and we are proud to have a team that reflects the richness and complexity of the regional NSW communities we serve.
The Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW) was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. The Department has responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.
The NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) supports the development of profitable primary industries that create a more prosperous NSW and contributes to a better environment through the sustainable use of natural resources.
Within NSW DPI, the Biosecurity & Food Safety division is responsible for effective management and risk minimisation of biosecurity threats to NSW as well as the through-chain regulation of food safety. It delivers a risk-based approach to policy and compliance and provides regional engagement and coordination in response to emergency incidents impacting primary industries and the food sector.
About the role
Promote and drive engagement and communication activities to support NSW DPI and other organisations in NSW to minimise, respond to and manage biosecurity risks posed by invasive species. Contribute as a team member of the Invasive Species Biosecurity unit to help deliver a range of internal and external communication for the Department.
In this role your key accountabilities will be:
Support the outcomes of the NSW Invasive Species Plan, the Weeds Action Program and the NSW Biosecurity Strategy.
Assist in the development and management of dynamic and innovative communication and engagement channels including websites, social channels, media, and events.
Work collaboratively with the Biosecurity and Food Safety Strategic Programs and Partnerships Unit through effective communication and issues management and develop partnerships where required to ensure project deliverables are met.
Maintain and improve an interactive facility to exchange invasive species information between internal and external stakeholders.
Maintain and update content on the NSW DPI invasive species pages and the weeds extranet.
Research data and information to inform communications and engagement.
Current Drivers Licence.
All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a cover letter outlining your suitability for this position.
If you would like to hear more about this role, please contact Birgitte Verbeek at firstname.lastname@example.org. View role description.
Applications close on Sunday, 2 October 2022 11:55pm
A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.
Why work for Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW)?
Exciting career pathways and opportunities
We offer vibrant and exciting career paths for people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. Once you join the NSW Government, you’ll be supported to develop your skills and expertise through ongoing training, and opportunities to move easily from role to role, and agency to agency across the entire NSW Government.
Providing a safe, supportive, ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace for our people is one of our priorities. We run a variety of programs and provide a range of supporting resources to ensure the wellbeing of all our people.
Join DRNSW and you’ll be joining a team of more than 4,000 passionate people spread across a diverse range of disciplines and functions including – public works, land services, fisheries, agriculture and biosecurity. If you’re motivated and passionate about making a difference to the people of Regional NSW we invite you to become part of our story.
Inclusion and Flexible Working
We strive to reflect the community we serve and encourage our people to explore new ways of working across Regional NSW. We are open to arrangements that help individuals balance their work and life commitments. We embrace difference and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.