Technical Assistant

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established on 1 January 2019 to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Science
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Western - Horsham
Reference: VG/025888
Closing Date: 21-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $52,493 - $67,410
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: PD_PN_025888-TA PPS_VPS2-Horsham June19.docx (Word, 116KB)

Contact: Garry O’Leary
03 4344 3323 or 0428 896 656

Position Details

Technical Assistant


  • $52,493 - $67,410 plus Superannuation
  • Fixed Term – 3 Years
  • Usual hours of work:  Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Horsham

The position of Technical Assistant forms a part of the Agriculture Victoria Research branch within the Agriculture Victoria group.

The Technical Assistant with expertise in the development and use of databases that can be used as input to simulation models that affect agricultural landscapes locally and regionally. As Technical Assistant will assist design and implement methodologies that improve the analysis of large, geographically dispersed datasets of variable quality primarily using relational databases. This will also include acquiring knowledge from field experimentation and possibly developing specialised software to incorporate data and research results into different modelling frameworks.

In this role you must have an interest in agricultural/natural resources management, a quantitative approach to agricultural management and production, familiarity with existing computer applications and software, and basic computer programming skills.

The successful applicant will work effectively as a member of a team, enjoy flexible working arrangements and undertake a wide variety of work across the division.

For a confidential discussion, please call Garry O'Leary, Senior Research Scientist on 03 4344 3323 or 0428 896 656.

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 July 2019 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

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