Technical Assistant

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Science
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Horsham - Wimmera area
Reference: VG/50959991
Closing Date: 17-Apr-2024
Salary Range: $56,834 - $72,985
Job Duration: 12 Months
Attachments: TA PD - 50959991 (1).docx (Word, 615KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Hari Dadu

Position Details

The Technical Assistant will provide technical support to the field, laboratory and glasshouse activities of the field crops pathology research program at Horsham. The field crop pathology team is a leading provider of disease management solutions for the Australian grains industry and works with national collaborators.

The technical assistant duties will include the preparation of field and glasshouse experiments, field sampling of soil and plants, and data recording. The role will support both the field team and laboratory team.

The Technical Assistant should be a good team member with the capacity to demonstrate good time management and organisational skills. They will be required to maintain accurate electronic records and follow standard operating procedures while working in a safe manner. Applicants should enjoy a mix of work which includes laboratory, glasshouse, field and office work.

Projects within the pathology program are supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA).

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Education to year 12 with passes in four subjects including English and one science subject, plus formal training or equivalent and/or relevant experience.
  • A Victorian driver's license is required.
  • An understanding of grain production in Australia.

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 12 months. The work location for this position is Horsham.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday, 17 April 2024.

Other relevant information:

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check. 

 To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident. 

 A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.

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