Irrigation Extension Officer

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is the Victorian Government’s lead agency for creating the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment. Our role is to increase jobs, investment, exports and opportunities; stimulate innovation, competitiveness, and confidence; and support sustainability.

The Department is committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, and support ways of working that help employees balance work and home life. The Department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Agriculture / Primary Industry
Classification: SciA
Work Location: North West - Loddon
Reference: VG/020711A
Closing Date: 02-Dec-2018
Salary Range: $59,080 - $80,987
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD 020711 Kerang Echuca Irigation Officer.doc (Word, 182KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Craig Dyson
0419 576 491

Position Details

Irrigation Extension Officer

  • $59,080 - $80,987 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed term – 3 years
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Echuca or Kerang (flexibility may be available)

The position of Irrigation Extension Officer forms a part of the Agriculture Services division within Employment, Investment and Trade Group.

The Employment, Investment and Trade Group delivers programs and services to grow the Victorian economy.  Its focus is on creating jobs and raising incomes through industry development, targeted investment and increasing the export value of Victorian firms.

The Irrigation Extension Officer will support the Loddon Murray Irrigation Team to develop and manage key relationships with irrigation industries, regional investors, partners and stakeholders.

Under direction, you will develop, implement and evaluate sustainability projects to engage and assist landholders in the modernisation of farm irrigation systems. The position will ensure that environmental aspects for broad scale modernisation projects are considered and implemented as part of a whole farm systems approach.

The position will work collaboratively with key regional and state-wide stakeholder groups to deliver the irrigation work plan and contribute to the overall requirements of the project. The role will contribute to the development and delivery of extension programs.

To be successful in this role you will have an appropriate tertiary degree in Agricultural Science, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Management, Science or an equivalent science qualification along with good knowledge of Natural Resource Management issues and understanding of modern irrigation systems.

For a confidential discussion, please call Craig Dyson, Manager Irrigation on 0419 576 491.

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 02 December 2018 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.


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