Project Officer - Grains Knowledge Broker

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.

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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Negotiable
Reference: VG/021690D
Closing Date: 03-Apr-2017
Salary Range: $78,773 - $89,375
Job Duration: until 30 June 2019
Attachments: PD Project Officer Grains Knowledge Broker vps 4-20Mar2017.doc (Word, 168KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Kellyanne Harris
03 5430 4302 / 0417 143 161

Position Details


  • $78,773 – $89,375 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term (until 30 June 2019)   
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location:  Negotiable: Horsham, Bendigo or Geelong (flexibility may be available)

The position of Project Officer forms a part of the Agriculture Services Branch in Agriculture Services and Biosecurity Operations Division in  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 group works closely with businesses, including primary producers, to open up new trade opportunities, improve productivity through innovation and skills, develop economic infrastructure and remove impediments to growth. 

The Project Officer, Grains Knowledge Broker plays a key role in the development of services to support the adoption of research and development outcomes for the Victorian grains sector.  

Working closely with the Senior Knowledge Broker, Online Services a focus will be the development of digital based services for the sector to access real-time information to inform timely planning and decision making. This will include the development of new services that address gaps and risk management needs and new approaches that enhance the adoption of new technologies in the sector. The position will support the development of other employee’s capabilities and confidence in the use digital technologies, social media and the application of analytics to measure impact.

The successful applicant will work effectively as a member of the Grains Industry Networks team, as part of the broader Grains Program, enjoy flexible working arrangements and undertake a wide variety of work across the division working in industry development and extension.

To be successful in this role you will have strong understanding of the use of digital technologies and social media in agriculture-related projects, including the use of analytics to measure impact of these projects. You should also have sound understanding of Victoria’s grains industry and the issues they face moving into the future.

For a confidential discussion, please call Kellyanne Harris, Program Manager - Grains Industry Networks  on 03 5430 4302 / 0417 143 161.

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.  All applications must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 3 April 2017 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

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