First listed on: 27 February 2018


Fixed for 4 years

Director, Biosecurity and Animal Welfare

Executive Contract Officer 2 (Total Remuneration Package of $226,126)

The responsibility

Lead and provide strategic direction for the Northern Territory Biosecurity and Animal Welfare Division to deliver on the NT's Biosecurity Strategy 2016-2026, national obligations under the Intergovernmental Agreement on Biosecurity and deliver Northern Territory animal welfare and product integrity outcomes.

The person

We are seeking a person with extensive experience in leading and providing strategic direction in national or international Biosecurity programs that sustain market access for primary industry and protect the environment. The person will demonstrate high level knowledge of national biosecurity structures and process and will be able to represent the NT effectively at Biosecurity and Product Integrity National meetings.

Experience at a national level of biosecurity emergency management processes and ability to lead an NT emergency biosecurity response in the national framework is important. The person will have highly developed communication, negotiation and collaborative skills to work with stakeholders to achieve outcomes.  Proven experience in developing and implementing legislation to achieve required outcomes is highly regarded. 

Quote vacancy number: 12845                             

Closing date: 18 March 2018

Applications should address the Selection Criteria. For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit  or contact us on 1300 659 247


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