APS6 Residues Evaluator

The Risk Assessment Capability (RAC) Program of the APVMA is responsible for the assessment of the human safety and trade risk aspects of applications for the registration of agricultural and veterinary 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 Residues and Trade team focuses on:

  • Managing all aspects of residue and trade assessment of Agvet chemicals including the evaluation of trial data and dietary exposure assessments.
  • Providing expert advice to other areas of the APVMA and external stakeholders on residue and trade matters of Agvet chemicals.
  • Establishing technical policies associated with the residue and trade assessment of Agvet chemicals.


The Residues Evaluator will deal with a variety of issues and address problems and tasks that are both routine and of some complexity. Assessments are to be conducted with an appropriate understanding of the impacts of performance and service delivery for the APVMA and includes the following core functions:

  • Perform technical assessments of residues and trade information relating to the use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals in Australian agricultural production systems;
  • Understand current Australian agricultural practices in the context of the regulation and use of agricultural and veterinary chemical products;
  • Undertake Interpretation of data and preparation of scientific reports, under limited guidance using good judgement, expertise and knowledge.  Ensure decisions are governed by the application of policies and procedures in accordance with the legislation, APVMA principles of regulatory science quality and relevant international best practices;
  • Ensure knowledge of and compliance with legislative frameworks and agency guidelines and procedures.
  • Build and sustain positive relationships with team members and stakeholders;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of strategies, operational policies, priorities and work practices for the Risk Assessment Capability program to achieve results in line with APVMA operational goals;
  • Use project management skills to contribute to efficient workflow and related practices with a focus on continuous improvement;
  • Provide advice and technical expertise in specific areas of team or program activities. Assist in the preparation of briefs, manuals, ministerial correspondence, reports, guidelines and policies, as required; and
  • Undertake special projects related to residues and trade under the direction of the Director or Executive Director.

Applications close 7th April 2020

23/03/2020 $0 Tamworth & North West NSW 1 Farming, Animals & Conservation
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