Glasshouse Technical Assistant

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.

The Department offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.
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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Science
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/022955
Closing Date: 24-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $50,828 - $65,272
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: 022955 Gr 2 Glasshouse Technical Assistant PD 240918.docx (Word, 111KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Darren Callaway
(03) 9032 7254 | M: 0409 210 536

Position Details


  • $50,828 - $65,272 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term, 3 years
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Bundoora

The primary role of the Glasshouse Technical Assistant is to support the provision of a range of glasshouse support services encompassing all facets of operations from monitoring facilities and conditions to plant care and propagation.  There may also be a requirement to supervise other staff.

For appointment to this position, you will demonstrate –

  • general knowledge of plant growth, nutrition and propagation;
  • practical experience in the maintenance of plant material under glasshouse and growth room conditions;
  • experience in the identification and control of plant pests and diseases;
  • capacity to work well in a multi-disciplinary international team and to respond to demands in support of a range of projects; and
  • ability to follow strict protocols relating to hygiene, security and record keeping.

The position of Glasshouse Technical Assistant is part of the Agriculture Victoria Research Division's Operations Branch in the 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.

For a confidential discussion, please call Darren Callaway, Glasshouse Operations Manager, on 03 9032 7254 or 0409 210 536.

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 24 October 2018 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

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