Technical Officer

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: VPSG3
Work Location: North West - Mildura
Reference: VG/027339A
Closing Date: 27-Jan-2020
Salary Range: $68,884 - $83,640
Job Duration: Until 30/6/2021
Attachments: 027339 VPS 3 Technical Officer PD 060120.docx (Word, 114KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Michael Treeby
03 5051 4500 or 0488 240 194

Position Details


  • $68,884 – $83,640 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term, until 30 June 2021
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Irymple (Mildura)

Join a team conducting field experiments on perennial horticultural crops, principally almonds, but also other crops.  The role involves data collection, collation, entry, curation and summarising.  It also involves sampling plant material and soils, harvesting plots, processing nuts and operating specialised scientific field and laboratory equipment, and conducting experiments under controlled conditions.  The position will train and supervise casual and technical support staff.

The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate –

  • knowledge and understanding of horticultural crop production systems, including irrigation, fertilisation and pest and disease management;
  • ability to run high quality field and glasshouse experiments, including establishment, maintenance, harvesting and data collection;
  • capacity to work outdoors in climatic extremes;
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team, to operate under minimal supervision, prioritise and delegate tasks, show a high level of initiative and effectively manage time;
  • good oral and written communication skills; and
  • expertise in the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel.

The position of Technical Officer is part of the Agriculture Victoria Research branch in the Agriculture Victoria group.  Agriculture Victoria works with industry and community stakeholders to support the agriculture, food and fibre sector to become more globally competitive, innovative and resilient.

For a confidential discussion, please call Michael Treeby, Senior Research Scientist, 03 5051 4500 or 0488 240 194.

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 27 January 2020 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

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