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Job Title : Supervising Fisheries Marine Officer


Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

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Supervising Fisheries and Marine Officer Pool

Level 5 $111,067 - $122,226 pa,

Public Sector CSA Agreement 2019 and

The Department of Fisheries Agency Specific Agreement 2014

  • Play a major role in the protection and conservation of Western Australia’s marine and aquatic resources
  • Promote community awareness knowledge of the of the need to observe fisheries management laws

The Opportunity.

Supervising Fisheries and Marine Officer’s lead a team undertaking the delivery of effective and efficient compliance activities, investigations, surveillance, education and community awareness programs relating to fisheries and other legislation administered by DPIRD.

There are current vacancies in Carnarvon, Denham and Esperance, and applicants must be willing to take up the position in one of these three locations. A pool will be established and considered for future vacancies that arise in Perth and various regional locations. 

For further key responsibilities please see attached JDF.

The Ideal Candidate.

This role requires leading a small team in the delivery of compliance operations. The ideal candidate will have significant experience leading and developing a team in a regulatory environment, have the ability to deliver a compliance program including problem solving using innovative contemporary methodologies. The role also requires working in challenging and remote environments at odd and unusual hours and with clients from a range of diverse cultures. The role will sometimes require considerable time away from home and availability to work irregular hours and at a range of locations is also required.

Candidates will need to be able to satisfy departmental swimming and approved medical and fitness entry standard and be prepared to undertake ocean swimming and snorkel diving activities as required by the Department.

For all essential criteria, please see the attached JDF.

Get ready to apply. It’s simple.

Applying is simple and straightforward. We are committed to developing our people and this presents a unique opportunity to be part of a project that will shape the future of DPIRD working with executive and leadership teams.

Click the Apply for Job button below and submit the following documentation:

A resume of no more than two (2) pages including details of 2 referees

A cover letter of no more than four (4) pages in length demonstrating how your skills, knowledge and experience relate to the following Essential Work Related Requirements:

  • Work Related Requirement 1 - Role Specific: Certificate qualifications in compliance and investigations and/or possession of relevant experience.
  • Work Related Requirement 2: - Role Specific: Substantial knowledge and experience in establishing, implementing and managing compliance programs.
  • Work Related Requirement 3: Role Specific: Well-developed knowledge and understanding of relevant compliance legislation, compliance governance frameworks, and operational procedures.
  • Work Related Requirement 6 - Think strategically: Demonstrated ability to conduct complex investigations, including prioritising, interpreting and applying legislation, policy, procedures and guidelines.
  • Work Related Requirement 8 - Lead and empower: Ability to lead a team of people to deliver quality outcomes

Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements of the position. The values and business needs of our Department may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

Our Commitment to Diversity.

DPIRD is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. We value and strongly encourage people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, women and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our agency.

Application Information.

For any specific enquiries please contact:

Contact Ron Shepherd, Principal Policy Officeron 0409 570 235 during normal business hours.

To be eligible for a permanent appointment to the Western Australian public sector you must be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia. To be eligible for a fixed term or a casual appointment you must have documentary evidence of your entitlement to live and work in Australia for the period of the contract and this is required as part of your application.

Subject to appointment, successful applicants will be required to:

  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy before commencing employment;
  • possess a current "C" class drivers’ licence (without a restriction to drive automatic cars only).
  • obtain and provide a current National Police Certificate (police clearance) before commencing employment;
  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement.

The pool will be valid for a period of twelve (12) months following finalisation of the process and may be used to fill permanent and fixed term, full time and part time opportunities that may arise in this period. Please note, being appointed to the pool does not guarantee you placement to a position.

Please note, any successful candidate, including current employees of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, will be offered employment subject to the award and agreement conditions that apply to the advertised role as outlined in the attached JDF. By accepting an offer of appointment, the successful applicant accepts the conditions and entitlements under the specified award and agreement.

The recruitment process may include online written assessments, psychometric, cognitive or other testing, job related tasks, video or live stream interviews, documentation and reference checks or other assessment methodologies as required. Applicants will be advised of this where necessary.

Please ensure you have plenty of time to submit your application to allow for unanticipated problems, as late and proforma applications will not be accepted. (Please note: Online lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on or after 4:00pm will not be accepted)

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday 9 March 2021 at 4:00 PM WST