Vacancy Details

  • Great oppotunity to join a world-class regulator and advance your career.
  • Work with a broad range of stakeholders and investigate suspected non-compliance
  • Relocation and flexible working arrangements available for the right candidate.
  • Open to Australian citizens only.

Position summary

The APVMA’s Business Enabling Services program is seeking applications for an Investigator to join its Assessment, Investigation and Monitoring team. The Investigator plays a key role in the representation of the APVMA’s compliance and enforcement activities, and will assist with investigations into alleged breaches of agvet legislation and the conduct of monitoring activities. 

Located in regional Armidale NSW, the successful candidate will gain experience in the Australian Public Service, have access to a variety of flexible working arrangements, and help protect the health and safety of Australia’s people, animals and the environment.

As part of a small team, the Investigator may be required to support Senior Investigators with their work, assist in preparations for legal proceedings, and exercise coercive powers in accordance with APVMA work instructions and legislated authority. 

If the prospect of working for a world-class regulator and contributing to people & animal safety in Australia sounds like you, read more about the opening below. 

Core functions

Key duties may include:

  • Analyse reports of suspected non-compliance involving agvet chemical products and liaise with registrants, farmers, veterinarians, Government agencies and members of the public.
  • Conduct and contribute to the thematic analysis of reports of suspected non-compliance and intelligence products.
  • Draft reports, papers and correspondence relating to the outcomes of the assessment of reports of suspected non-compliance.
  • Work effectively as an individual and as part of a team to foster a positive workplace culture, develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Display a strong understanding of risk in a regulatory and occupational context, including the ability to put in place effective strategies for protection of personal and team safety, especially where fieldwork, chemical handling and dealing with difficult people are involved.

Our Ideal Candidate / Selection criteria

To be considered for these roles you will need the following essential criteria:

  1. Ability to obtain a good understanding of the regulatory framework in which the APVMA operates.
  2. Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills.
  3. An ability to show initiative, prioritise workloads, meet deadlines and deliver quality outcomes.
  4. Demonstrated resilience and a commitment to build personal and team capability.
  5. Strong communication skills.

Contact Us

For further information, please contact Jarrod Lee, Talent & Systems Officer on 02 6770 2350 or