Technical Officer

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Science
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Western - Horsham
Reference: VG/025894A
Closing Date: 04-Aug-2019
Salary Range: $68,884 - $83,640
Job Duration: 3 Years
Attachments: PD_PN_025894_TO-PPS-VPS3-June19.docx (Word, 111KB)

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

Position Details

Technical Officer


  • $68,884 - $83,640 plus Superannuation
  • Fixed Term – 3 Years
  • Usual hours of work:  Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Horsham

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

The position of Technical Officer – Crop Agronomy will provide technical support and coordination for Agriculture Victoria Research (AVR) crop agronomy projects as part of a field operations team. The field operations team managers field experiments on a range of grain production cropping systems, the results of which are critical for the delivery of research outcomes across a broad range of projects.

The position requires good practical skills involving the operation of specialised farm machinery to sow, maintain and harvest the field experimental sites, conduct soil and plant sample collection and undertake processing procedures. Attention to detail will be fundamental for the accurate and timely collection, collation and manipulation of data from the experiments as will good computing skills and an ability to work with new technologies. The position will also assist with controlled environment experiments associated with the field experiments.

The successful applicant will be required to work within a multidisciplinary team and communicate effectively with other staff members across a range of locations, collaborators and stakeholders. The ability to work under minimal supervision and to take responsibility for training and supervising casual and technical support staff will also be needed to deliver project outcomes. Forward thinking and the ability to identify opportunities for innovation and increasing efficiency and be committed to developing new skills and adopting new technologies to meet the future needs of the group is important.

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

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