Mixed Farming Development 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.

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: Agriculture / Primary Industry
Classification: SciB
Work Location: Loddon Mallee Region - Negotiable
Reference: VG/024521
Closing Date: 21-Nov-2018
Salary Range: $82,574 - $93,689
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: 024521 Sc B Mixed Farming Development Officer PD 021118.docx (Word, 136KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Belinda Pritchard
0408 342 593

Position Details


  • $82,574 - $93,689 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term, 3 years 
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Mildura, Swan Hill or Hopetoun

Your focus will be the delivery of services and development of resources associated with dry seasonal conditions across North West Victoria.  You will work effectively as a member of a team to provide integrated services for clients and undertake a variety of work involving the provision of integrated services to producers, service providers, industry groups and regional stakeholders. 

For appointment to this position you will demonstrate –

  • a degree in Agricultural Science or an equivalent science qualification;
  • technical knowledge and experience of dryland cropping and livestock production systems and relevant agricultural practices;
  • ability to work autonomously, but also to develop and promote cooperative working relationships;
  • exceptional written and oral communication and presentation skills, with ability to adapt your message to a range of people;
  • experience in the development, design and delivery of services utilising extension principles and practices; and
  • ability to think creatively and critically to develop innovative solutions to complex issues and problems.

The position of Mixed Farming Development Officer is part of the Agriculture Victoria Division's Biosecurity and Agricultural Services 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 Belinda Pritchard, Regional Manager Northern Grains on 0408 342 593.

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 21 November 2018 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

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