Technical Officer

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Science
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Western - Horsham
Reference: VG/001946A
Closing Date: 30-Aug-2019
Salary Range: $68,884 - $83,640
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: PD_PN_001946_TO-Plant Sciences-VPS3-Aug19.docx (Word, 115KB)


Contact: Sally Norton
03 4344 3124

Position Details

Technical Officer – Australian Grains Genebank

  • $68,884 - $83,640 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term - 3 years 
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Horsham (flexibility may be available)

The position of Technical Officer forms a part of the Plant Sciences branch, Agriculture Victoria Research division within the Agriculture Victoria group.

Reporting to the Senior Research Scientist – Australian Grains Genebank, you will be responsible for providing coordination and technical support for seed regeneration activities, including preparations, sowing, maintenance and harvest trials in field and glasshouse environments.  The position is responsible for seed storage under long term conditions, and the regeneration of accessions with low quantity and/or quality seed stocks and distribution of seed to clients.

To be successful in this role, you will have experience with quality management systems as well as the ability to plan and prioritize work activities and to work independently with minimal supervision, and in multi-disciplined teams.  You will posses demonstrated capability using quality management systems and good communication skills, both oral and written.  A diploma or Certificate 4 in Agriculture, Horticulture or relevant field experience along with a chemical Certification accreditation or equivalent would be well regarded.

For a confidential discussion, please call Sally Norton on 03 4344 3124.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button below.

Applications close at midnight on 30 August 2019 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.


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