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This role is initially being offered as a 2-year full time, fixed term contract (To be reviewed for a potential additional year extension after 18 months)
The Wild Dog Exclusion Fence (WDEF) Coordinator is responsible for coordinating key biosecurity projects, and in particular the strategy, stakeholder liaison, funding, contract management, procurement, monitoring and reporting associated with the WDEF to control invasive pests and protect and diversify the agricultural economy.
This is an ideal opportunity to grow your expertise and develop your career within a local government organisation that takes great pride in providing quality services to the local region.
You will have significant experience in a similar role and ideally hold relevant tertiary qualifications, while also having a good understanding of Local Government laws, regulations and compliance. Your interpersonal skills, program management capabilities, planning ability, ability to work independently and commitment to service excellence will be highly regarded.
Opportunities and Challenges:
- Bring a solutions-based approach with regards to engagement with stake holders (Internal and external)
- Ability to work independently
- Have a lasting positive effect on the agricultural industry within the region
- Be the go-to point for WDEF knowledge collation and sharing including legislation and Council plans, success of Balonne and other schemes, strategy, operations and data
- Providing relevant reporting that is of value and informative
- Stake holder engagement with landholders, council personal, government agencies, agricultural and biosecurity bodies, businesses, and community groups
- Secure external grants, funding and other contributions that resource biosecurity projects
Qualifications and Experience Required:
- Minimum three (3) years' experience in agriculture, biosecurity, conservation or other land management activities
- Relevant tertiary qualifications - highly regarded
- Knowledge of or ability to rapidly acquire knowledge of biosecurity legislation and operations
- Excellent written and verbal communication, facilitation and negotiation skills
- Able to demonstrate a high level of stakeholder cooperation, influence and customer service standards
- Good program and project management skills including budgeting
- Good staff management and professional development skills
- Experience in developing and facilitating strategies and plans
- Ability to work unsupervised, be well organised, meet demanding deadlines and deliver high quality outcomes
- Holding or having the ability to obtain any relevant land management licences or certificates as required
- Current C Class open drivers' licence
The Balonne Shire has a population of 4500 and serves the communities of St George, Thallon, Dirranbandi, Bollon, Nindigully, Mungindi, and Hebel. This position is based in St George, located five hours' drive west of Brisbane.
Council is offering professional stimulation, growth and opportunity, and an excellent remuneration package.
Apply with your CV and a cover letter specifically addressing the selection criteria in the Information Pack. Applications should be provided in Word (.doc or .docx) format.
The application period for this role closes on Monday 29th April 2019 at 5pm.