Industry Technology Coordinators - Digital Technology (4 Positions Available)

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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: VPSG5
Work Location: VIC - Multiple Locations
Reference: VG/024033
Closing Date: 15-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: 2 Years
Attachments: PD-VPS5 Industry Technology Coordinators - Digital Technology Project .doc (Word, 189KB)


Contact: Sze Flett
03 9217 4284

Position Details

  • 95,275 - $115,276 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term – 2 Years
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)

Industry Technology Coordinator, Sheep – Digital Technology, Location: Bendigo

Industry Technology Coordinator, Horticulture – Digital Technology, Location: Tatura

Industry Technology Coordinator, Grains – Digital Technology, Location: Horsham

Industry Technology Coordinator, Dairy – Digital Technology, Location: Maffra or Ellinbank

These roles are within the Agriculture Victoria division, Biosecurity and Agriculture Services branch within the Employment, Investment and Trade group.

The Internet of Things (IoT) trial is designed to reduce barriers, develop value propositions for different technologies and assess the contribution they make to farm performance within four selected agriculture sectors – dairy, grains, sheep and horticulture.  Four regions have been selected for the trial centred around Tatura (horticulture), Serpentine (sheep), Birchip (grains) and Maffra (dairy). A target of 600 participating farms over a two-year period (July 2018 to June 2020) is proposed for the trial. Each region will have a minimum of 25 farms (24 per location plus one Agriculture Victoria research site) in year one and aspire to recruit a further 125 farms per region in year two.

Four Industry Technology Coordinator positions have been created to work in each region to lead the coordination, design, development and delivery of services to implement bespoke on-farm digital solutions. Each role will apply technical skills and knowledge of internet-enabled farming and combine that with leadership and network management to meet specific needs of government, industry, supply chain, consumers and suppliers.

The Industry Technology Coordinator will lead the recruitment of farm businesses and establish a framework to support participants throughout the trial. A digital farm plan will be developed for each farm to map business processes and identify opportunities for tailored solutions using sensors, robotics or other digital technologies. Through this process, the Industry Technology Coordinator will support trial participants to select an IoT solution/s for their farm.

Broader regional engagement will be undertaken including the establishment of regional working groups and regular presentation to industry networks and integration of Agriculture Victoria's research sites to enable shared access to data, knowledge and capability. Each incumbent will also be required to contribute to an evaluation of the trial.

To be successful in this role you will have experience in implementing and monitoring digital technology, demonstrated project management experience, along with the ability and experience in leading the design and development of products.  Strong communication skills, building and maintaining relationships are vital to this role.

For a confidential discussion, please call Sze Flett, Director, Horticulture Services on 03 9217 4284.

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.  Please nominate your preferred role location when submitting your application.

Applications close at midnight on 15 October 2018 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.


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