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Manager, Biosecurity and Emergency Management Training

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Job Title: Manager, Biosecurity and Emergency Management Training
Location: Canberra, ACT, Australia
Company: Plant Health Australia
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Agronomist
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Negotiable
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Plant Health Australia (PHA) is the lead national coordinating body for plant biosecurity in Australia. As an impartial, not-for-profit company, PHA works in partnership with industry, governments, researchers and others to facilitate and manage improvements in biosecurity policy and practice across Australia's plant industries, and to build capacity to respond to plant pest emergencies.


Through company activities, PHA's efforts enhance Australia's plant health status, assist trade and safeguard the sustainability and profitability of plant industries. Further information is available on our company website (



Subject to guidance from the General Manager, Emergency Preparedness and Response, the position has primary responsibility for managing plant biosecurity and emergency management training projects that enhance the capability and capacity of PHA Members and related stakeholders to implement general biosecurity and emergency response arrangements.


This position:

  • Reports to the General Manager, Emergency Preparedness and Response.
  • Will supervise Project Officer(s) within the Biosecurity and Emergency Management Training program area.
  • Is a member of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Team comprising: the General Manager Emergency Preparedness and Response, the Manager EPPRD, Manager Communications and multiple Project Officers.
  • Represents PHA through emergency management preparedness and training initiatives and participation on national committees as required.
  • Will develop good working relationship with PHA Members and key stakeholders in the broader biosecurity and emergency management areas.


The successful applicant will have a graduate qualification in emergency management, science, agriculture, or equivalent, good communication and technical skills, and desirably, experience in the development and delivery of training workshops, and knowledge of issues relevant to plant biosecurity and plant pest management.


Positive workplace values and behaviors will be highly regarded and qualities such as enthusiasm, a willingness to collaborate as well as work independently, and the ability to build internal and external relationships, will be favourably considered.


Your application must address the selection criteria.
To obtain a copy of the Selection Criteria, please visit the PHA website


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Applications should be sent to:

Human Resource Manager,
Level 1 1 Phipps Close
Deakin ACT 2600
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Applications are due COB 25 June 2019

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Job Post Date: 05/24/19
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