Two Quarantine, or Biosecurity, Officers check packages for biological material

Quarantine Officer

Quarantine Officers inspect incoming animals, plants, and animal and plant products to ensure compliance with laws and regulations to prevent the spread of exotic pests and diseases.

Overview

Quarantine Officers inspect incoming animals, plants, and animal and plant products to ensure compliance with laws and regulations to prevent the spread of exotic pests and diseases.

Day-to-day

  • examines imported plants and animals, and products, such as timber, seeds and dried fruits, and makes quarantine arrangements as required.

Considerations

  • working outdoors.

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To become a Quarantine Officer

  • Quarantine Officers are employed by Federal or state government departments. Having a relevant formal qualifications may be useful, however, traineeships or other on the job training may be provided.

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