Public Information Officer (Fruit Fly)

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Department of Primary Industries and Regions
Job reference: 512532
Location: 5065 – GLENSIDE
Job status: Short Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

The Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a Public Information Officer (Fruit Fly) to be part of our Communications Branch within the Department of Primary Industries and Regions up until 30 June 2023.

The Public Information Officer reports to the Public Information Manager – Fruit Fly Response Program, providing high level communications support across the business. The Public Information Officer is an experienced all-rounder and is responsible for developing and delivering detailed communications plans and activities that deliver best-practice and effective communication and digital services to support public information needs for the Fruit Fly Response Program.

Working under minimal direction in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, the Public Information Officer is responsible for ensuring that the most appropriate communications activities achieve optimal outcomes and align to response objectives, and PIRSA and government’s strategic priorities. This role is focused on the planning, development, implementation and coordination of effective communication plans and activities, requiring effective engagement with diverse stakeholders. Possessing exceptional verbal and written communication skills, coupled with a creative flair to ensure engaging communications reach intended audiences, the incumbent is expected to provide sound advice on communications planning and contribute to the development of new communication techniques and methodologies.

About Us
South Australia is internationally recognised for the quality of its agriculture, food and wine. Our regions are the backbone of our state and the economic powerhouse that drives prosperity for all South Australians.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) is a key economic development agency working in partnership with our primary industries, regional stakeholders and across all levels of government to advance the prosperity and sustainability of South Australia’s primary industries and regional communities.

We are a passionate team of around 800 people working across metropolitan and regional South Australia to develop and protect our state’s regions and food, wine, aquaculture, fisheries, forestry, grains, livestock, dairy and horticulture industries.

It’s no wonder there are so many exciting and diverse career opportunities in our organisation. If you’re ready to join us, apply now!

At the Department of Primary Industries and Regions, we offer our employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development and flexibility.

Our Commitment to Diversity
The Department of Primary Industries and Regions is committed to building a flexible, diverse and inclusive culture, planning for and promoting diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse community groups and ages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ, people with disabilities, women and other diversity groups. The Department of Primary Industries and Regions recognises the benefits that such an approach brings for our staff and customers in delivering the future of SA.

Special Conditions

  • Successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a National Police Check (NPC) prior to being made an offer of employment
  • Australian residency or current works permit is required (responsibility of applicant to provide evidence of a current work permit).


  • Possession of a current driver’s licence
  • Out of hours work will be, and inter / intrastate travel may be, required
  • You acknowledge your and our expectations
  • Desirable: Tertiary qualifications in marketing, public relations or communications or a related role, or significant experience in a similar role, preferably within the public sector.

$83,273 – $92,614 per annum

Celia Brissenden
Public Information Lead
Phone: 0435 201 379


Application Instructions
All applications must be submitted online.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a Covering Letter (no more than 3 pages) outlining your skills and experience in relation to these three capabilities outlined in the role description: professional and techincal knowledge; political nous; organisational skills.

Applicants must include the a current CV (no more than 5 pages), contact information of at least 2 referees with 1 being your immediate supervisor/manager, and a completed “Pre-Employment Declaration in the SA Public Sector” form.

Applications close: 08/12/2022 11:45 PM

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