Townsville AWX Surveillance Officer Contract in Moresby QLD

Townsville AWX

Branch Moresby QLD AU

Surveillance Officer
Moresby QLD

AWX services Australia with the supply of contract staff, permanent recruitment and total workforce administration….

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AWX services Australia with the supply of contract staff, permanent recruitment and total workforce administration. AWX employ quality people, partner industry, develop growing and sustain able workforce solutions and manage ongoing relationships with our industry partners.

Temporary assignment Immediate start till 30th June 2017

Our client Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is seeking experienced/energetic outdoor workers;

  • Daily activity includes walking across a variety of terrain to visually survey banana plantations for symptoms of Panama disease tropical race 4, including over steep, rocky and slippery terrain.
  • Activities performed in a broad range of tropical weather conditions
  • Effective and rigorous decontamination of personnel, equipment and vehicles
  • Assisting field pathologists and Team Leaders to take samples of banana plant material

Weather permitting – full days Mon to Fri – full PPE

Excellent hourly rate

Location : – Moresby QLD

To be considered you must have below skills & requirements:

  • Must wear all provided and requested Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the manner prescribed which may include: foot wear, overalls, gloves, head/face wear, sun protection, insect repellent
  • Extended periods in a vehicle travelling to and from destinations
  • Limited use of cane knifes and corm borers
  • Accurate use of GPS and iPads
  • Ability to interpret property maps to assess plantations and plan efficient surveillance activities
  • Lifting – max. 12 kgs and carrying – max. 10-14 kgs
  • Forward reaching, overhead work, gripping, manipulation, sitting/standing, squatting/kneeling, twisting/bending, pushing/pulling
  • Decontamination of personnel, equipment and vehicles
  • Driving a manual vehicle on sealed and unsealed roads

You must also have the following key Capabilities:

  • Good attention to detail when conducting surveillance and sampling activities to effectively identify external and internal symptoms of Panama disease tropical race 4.
  • Communicates effectively with internal and external clients to provide responsive, accurate and relevant information and services.
  • Works effectively in a team environment and exercises tact, diplomacy and discretion when required.
  • Learns quickly when facing new problems and is open to change.
  • Listening and capable of following specific and detailed instruction
  • Encourages collaboration with peers to solve problems and is seen as a team player and cooperative.
  • Utilises time efficiently by prioritising a broad range of tasks and focussing on key issues.
  • Has a high level of attention to detail in recording and data capture
  • Demonstrates a sound knowledge and understanding of confidentiality when exposed to personal information
  • Previous experience and physical capability to undertake outdoor field surveillance work including walking on uneven terrain and slopes in all tropical weather conditions
  • Previous experience in banana field preferred but not essential
  • ChemCERT accreditation AQF3 or ACDC licence would be an advantage

A current c class Queensland manual drivers licence is essential

Local applicants encouraged to apply with haste!

To apply, please send through a current resume certificates/tickets/drivers licence and 2 contactable referees to email address provided!

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AWX Townsville

07 44 177 300

Job Type: Contract

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Moresby, QLD, AU
Posted on: 2017-04-14
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