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Remote Northern Territory community veterinarian required

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VET GROWTH: Roper Gulf Regional Council is seeking a veterinarian with an interest in public health and Indigenous culture to assist with the delivery of its rapidly-growing Animal Management Program.

VET GROWTH: Roper Gulf Regional Council is seeking a veterinarian with an interest in public health and Indigenous culture to assist with the delivery of its rapidly-growing Animal Management Program.

Do you have an interest in public health, animal welfare and Indigenous culture? Have you considered combining work and a PhD? Would you like to live in and help protect some of the most beautiful, untouched wilderness areas of the Northern Territory?

If so, this job may be for you.

Roper Gulf Regional Council is seeking a veterinarian to work in the remote communities within its Local Government Area (LGA). The Council currently employs a senior veterinarian and it is now time to expand.

The work involves:

  • Planning, coordinating and conducting animal health and control programs within the Roper Gulf LGA. The veterinary aspects of the programs consist of large-scale animal desexing, blanket anti-parasitic treatments, euthanasia of sick, unwanted or dangerous animals, and other treatments as requested or required. The work is largely small animals, although large animals and wildlife are also often encountered;
  • Working with community members to develop and conduct public awareness campaigns for zoonoses, animal welfare and animal control legislation at a household, school and community level;
  • Training and mentoring of Animal Management Assistant/veterinary nursing teams within communities;
  • Assisting with planning and delivering a fee-for-service model within the program to extend to residents living in some of the remotest communities within the Roper Gulf LGA;
  • Undertaking consultation and planning with key stakeholders in community to enable improved animal management and environmental health outcomes at a household, community and regional level;
  • Maintaining an accurate animal database for the Council;
  • Investigating and acting on animal complaints received by the Council; and
  • Collaborating with universities in sample collection for research related to zoonotic diseases. Samples are currently collected to further research into Strongyloides stercoralis, tick-borne parasites, canine-transmissible venereal tumour and MRSA. The Council is open to proposals that combine the advertised position with a research Masters or PhD as an adjunct to the program.

The successful candidate will be well supported, accompanied and mentored in the field by the incumbent veterinarian for a period of six up to months. The candidate may then be required to reside in a remote community and service the surrounding areas. New graduates will be considered for the position, however, a rapid development of sound surgical skills will be required to enable surgical sterilisation to take place in field situations.

A car will be provided for all work use.

To discuss this exciting opportunity further, contact Dr Samantha Phelan on 0428 818 244. To apply for the job, click here.

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Council offers Indigenous apprenticeship pathway to mechanical career

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CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Roper Gulf Regional Council is recruiting for an Indigenous apprentice to undertake a Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Roper Gulf Regional Council is recruiting for an Indigenous apprentice to undertake a Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology.

Are you eager to learn and committed to gaining the skills needed for a successful mechanical career? Roper Gulf Regional Council is seeking a Workshop Apprentice to undertake a Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology in Katherine. The desirable candidate will:

• Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (this is an identified Indigenous position);
• Be willing to commit for four years and undertake the required training;
• Have a well-developed level of maths and English; and
• Hold a current Northern Territory driver’s licence (desirable).

The successful applicant will be required to live in Katherine and undertake remote travel to communities in the Roper Gulf region for work. They will be required to supply their own accommodation and transport to and from the Council’s mechanical workshop. Normal working hours will be Monday to Friday, from 8am until 4:30pm.

To apply, click here and speak to the team at Group Training NT.

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Finance Officer

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Position Title:  Finance Officer
Position Type:  Temporary (3 Month Limited Tenure), Full Time (38 Hours per week)
Salary Range:  $52,755 – $58,232 per annum (Negotiated based on qualifications and experience)
Funding End Date:  Not Applicable
Closing Date  Sunday 2nd February 2014
Application Requirements  Covering Letter, Resume & Response to the Selection Criteria

Prior to employment with Roper Gulf Regional Council you must obtain the following;

  • Undertake a new criminal history check at commencement of employment with RGRC
  • At commencement of employment hold a current Working with Children Clearance (Ochre Card) or provide an application receipt for an exemption to be approved by SAFE NT prior to commencing
  • Be an Australian Resident or provide the current, relevant Visa to work within Australia
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