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Biosecurity Assessing Officer


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Seeking a Biosecurity Assessment Officer to work for a government agency on a short term contract in Canberra

The agency implements biosecurity policies to allow for the safe movement of animals, animal products and genetic material into Australia. The agency is responsible for the management of biosecurity risks posed by animal, human and microbial commodities that are imported for laboratory use.

The role

You will assess import permit applications and issue import permits, develop and publish import conditions, instructional material and guidance, and provide technical advice to departmental staff, importers and stakeholders.

You will:

  • Undertake biosecurity regulatory functions including assessing import permit applications for animal and biological products.

  • Prepare changes to the department's import conditions database (BICON) and other online material.

  • Assist with the reviewing and updating of technical work instructions for operational staff within the department undertaking frontline biosecurity related functions.

  • Provide sound technical advice to importers, operational staff within the department and other stakeholders on biosecurity clearance issues associated with animal and biological product imports.

  • Assist with reviews of business processes and identification of opportunities for improvement.

  • Assisting with the preparation of briefing, reports and correspondence.

About you

  • A tertiary qualification, or equivalent experience in biological, agricultural, medical or environmental science

  • An understanding of laboratory materials

  • Knowledge of Australia's biosecurity system

  • Ability to undertake risk assessments and apply technical knowledge

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and high attention to detail

  • Ability to communicate with a range of different stakeholders and deliver high quality work within tight deadlines

To submit your application, please click APPLY now.

For more details on this role, please contact Danielle at Programmed Professionals on 0447 789 706 or



- Education: Currently Completing High School

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