Lance began his career as a trainee with the Water Resources Commission in 1991.  Soon after was moved to the Department of Primary Industries (now the Department of Agriculture and Fishing, DAF) and has recently been presented with his “25 Years of Service” Certificate. Lance currently manages the DAF Tor Street Car Pool and is the “star” SAP Invoice data entry officer.

Lance jokes that, “I am the only male Admin Officer in a team of nine ladies at the Tor Street office, and being hearing impaired has probably helped me to stay sane in this great team!”

Lance is always the first to volunteer when an emergency response is required, and has participated in Equine Influenza, Red Witch Weed and Panama responses, using his data entry and purchasing skills. In addition to his regular duties, Lance completes field work during times of peak demand including a field trip to Mackay, during the Red Witch Weed Response, where he was the first officer that day to find one of the offending Weeds!

Sign For Work assists Lance in the workplace, providing Auslan interpreting for on-going training, as well as during for an intensive period of major systems change within the department. Sign For Work has also provided on-the-job support and advocacy throughout Lance’s time as a Sign For Work client.

Sign For Work offers Lance a big congratulations on achieving 25 years!

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Lance receiving his ’25 Years of Service’ Certificate from John McDiarmid, General Manager – Customer & Business Services