Our client, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), is the Australian Government regulator of agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemical products, established in 1993 to centralise the registration of all agvet chemical products into the Australian marketplace. The APVMA regulate agricultural and veterinary chemicals to manage the risks of pests and diseases for the Australian community and to protect Australia’s trade and the health and safety of people, animals and the environment.
Based in Canberra, ACT or Armidale in regional NSW, the Director Environment reports to the Executive Director Risk Assessment Capability (RAC). This is a new position, working in parallel with the existing Director of Environment, expanding the capacity of the team at a senior level.
The RAC Program of the APVMA is responsible for the assessment of the safety and trade risk aspects of applications for the approval of chemical substances, registration of chemical products, approval of permits to use a chemical for a specific purpose, or the review of an existing chemical product and its uses.
As part of the RAC program, the Environment Team focuses on:
Working in close partnership with another Director, the Director Environment will be responsible for providing advice to the Registration Management and Risk Assessment Capability programs in relation to aspects of environment assessments.
The two Directors will lead the work of the Environment team to provide expert assistance to team managers of the registration sections and oversee the planning, conduct, peer review and quality checks of assessments, as well as providing pre-application assistance to prospective registrants and expert technical assistance to staff, as required. They will provide leadership to the team, including coaching and developing the team to meet corporate objectives. A particular focus of the work will be on finalising outstanding chemical reviews with decisions consistent with other contemporary assessments.
Main responsibilities associated with this role include:
To be successful in your application, you must meet the following criteria:
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