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Berrimah Veterinary Laboratory
Berrimah, Northern Territory
6 days ago

Description

Agency

Northern Territory Government, Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Work Unit

Livestock Biosecurity Unit, Berrimah Veterinary Laboratory

Job Title

Director Berrimah Veterinary Laboratory

Designation

Senior Professional Officer 2

Job Type

Full Time

Duration

Fixed to 26/09/2025

Salary

$142,543 - $155,362

Location

Darwin

Position Number

12632

RTF

219392

Closing

03/10/2021

Contact

Sue Fitzpatrick on 08 8999 2130 or susanne.fitzpatrick@nt.gov.au

About the Agency

https://industry.nt.gov.au/

Apply Online

https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=219392

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume

Information for applicants – Inclusion and diversity and Special measures

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce that represents the community. The NTPS encourages people from all diversity groups to apply for vacancies and accommodates people with disability by making reasonable workplace adjustments. If you require an adjustment for the recruitment process or job, please discuss this with the contact officer. For more information about applying for this position and the merit process, go to the OCPE website.

Under the agency’s Special Measures Recruitment Plan eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be granted priority consideration for this vacancy. For more information on Special Measures, go to the OCPE website.

Primary Objective

The Director Berrimah Veterinary Laboratory provides expert and authoritative advice in veterinary laboratory diagnostics and ensures the provision of an efficient and accurate laboratory service supporting diagnostic regulatory, surveillance, production animal, aquaculture and research programs.

Context Statement

This position leads a diverse team of professional specialists, technical and administrative support staff to manage the northern Australian government veterinary laboratory facility providing diagnostic laboratory services to detect and respond to notifiable terrestrial animal and reportable aquatic diseases. Early detection and rapid response are critical to maintaining market access for the Northern Territory agriculture and aquaculture industries.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manage Berrimah Veterinary Laboratory diagnostic, health certification and research services to ensure high-level quality management to meet accreditation standards and high-level laboratory service to meet client needs.
  2. Provide expert advice to the Minister and Executive Management on veterinary laboratory issues related to Government strategies and policies.
  3. Represent the NT on national and international panels involving laboratory disciplines and ensure active participation in the national laboratory network to provide leading diagnostic technology for biosecurity emergency response in NT.
  4. Provide scientific leadership to staff and facilitate collaborative stakeholder relationships to achieve innovative veterinary diagnostic solutions for biosecurity and industry development.
  5. Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate research projects including liaison with other government, industry and international organisations to coordinate research programs of national and international importance.
  6. Oversee strategic planning for the operational performance of the veterinary laboratory and management of the budget to ensure compliance with procurement requirements.

Selection Criteria

Essential

  1. A degree in veterinary science registrable in the NT and a postgraduate degree in an appropriate laboratory discipline with extensive experience in a veterinary diagnostic laboratory.
  2. Proven experience in leading, managing and motivating a multidisciplinary team to achieve desired outcomes.
  3. Demonstrated specialist knowledge of veterinary diagnostics, preferably with a sound knowledge of and experience with diagnostics of tropical animal diseases and experience in diagnostics supporting domestic and international trade protocols for terrestrial and aquatic animals.
  4. Demonstrated ability to manage collaborative research projects with a diverse range of stakeholders including negotiation of procurement contracts.
  5. Extensive knowledge and experience in laboratory quality management and quality assurance including that National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA).

Desirable

  1. Demonstrated specialist knowledge of veterinary virology.
  2. Experience in Public Sector Management.


Requirements

Please see Job Description. Applications must be online at https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=219392 .

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58745808
  • Location:
    Berrimah, Northern Territory
  • Position Title: Director
  • Company Name: Berrimah Veterinary Laboratory
  • Position: Veterinarian - government
  • Job Type: Contract full time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: 142,543.00 - 155,362.00 Australian Dollars (Yearly Salary)
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