Mixed Farming Development Officer

Supporting thriving, productive and sustainable communities, environments and industries, at DEECA we’re focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable Victoria with thriving natural environments where the community is at the centre of everything we do.
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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Agriculture / Primary Industry
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/081770
Closing Date: 08-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: Fixed Term - 24 Months
Attachments: COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy _ DJPR Intranet.pdf (PDF, 1.53MB)
Job Specification

PD_081770_Mixed Farming Development Officer.docx (Word, 187KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Rebecca Mitchell
0438 111 994

Position Details

Mixed Farm Development Officer

  • Salary: $90,067 - $102,192 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed term – 2 years
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Mildura or Swan Hill (flexibility within Victorian Mallee may be available)

Please note: Due to Machinery of Government changes under Section 30 of the Public Administration Act (PAA), effective 1 January 2023, your employment will be with the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action. Corporate Services, including payroll, will be provided by the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions while a process for the formal transfer of staff in impacted areas is implemented.

About Us

Supporting thriving, productive and sustainable communities, environments and industries, at DEECA we're focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable Victoria with thriving natural environments where the community is at the centre of everything we do.

Are you passionate about the grains and livestock sectors in the Victorian Mallee, and looking for opportunities to work as part of a supportive team?

The Role

This role provides a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to grow their career in agriculture extension, working with a team of technical experts across Victoria.  In this role you will play a key role in the design and the delivery of services and resources for dryland grain and livestock production farmers and stakeholders in the Victorian Mallee region to make better decisions to achieve economic growth and build farm business resilience.

About You

The successful candidate will have well established networks and strong communication skills to engage and collaborate with farmers and project partners on a technical and project management level.  They will also play a key role in agriculture recovery activities.   

As a member of a supportive and experienced field based Northern grains team and broader Agriculture Services team, you will be well connected through a network of state-wide colleagues and have opportunities to undertake training and development through formal and on the job training opportunities. Experience or qualifications in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management or Science would be desirable but not mandatory.  

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Rebecca Mitchell, Regional Manager - Grains Northern on 0438 111 994 or at rebecca.mitchell@agriculture.vic.gov.au.

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, as outlined in the department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy and in line with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, directions, policies or procedures, including but not limited to any requirement to provide evidence of vaccination status.

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 refer to the attached position description.

Please note: If you require an adjustment to participate in any stage of the recruitment process or have a particular requirement to be communicated with by either telephone or email only, please notify the DJPR Recruitment Team at recruitment@ecodev.vic.gov.au with the position number in the subject line.

We respect and welcome people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, abilities, and cultures.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 8 February 2023


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