Senior Agricultural Officer (Eyre Peninsula)
Location: Minnipa SA (Port Lincoln negotiable)
Salary: $59,181 - $63,368 per annum
Job type: Full Time up to 30/06/2019
Closing date: Thursday, 30 March 2017
Vacancy number: 2017-18508
Primary Industries and Regions SA, as a key economic development agency of the South Australian Government, works across a diverse range of industry sectors including agriculture, livestock, forestry, fishing and aquaculture and regional development. We involve and engage with others to ensure we make good decisions, have clear policies, plan and implement effective programs, drive relevant projects, promote efficient resource use and broker shared responsibility. In this way we enable the State’s primary industry sectors and regions to remain competitive, productive and sustainable.
South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) provides research and development services to the state government, commercial clients and research partners to help make South Australia’s primary industries and regions internationally competitive and ecologically sustainable. SARDI’s programs are designed to increase the productivity, sustainability and adaptability of the state’s agriculture, food and wine, fisheries and aquaculture and bioscience enterprises, create opportunities for market growth, address barriers to growth and provide applied solutions.
The Senior Agricultural Officer (Eyre Peninsula) is responsible for providing skilled technical assistance to conduct research across a number of research projects that have a focus of evaluating the performance of crop varieties and improving agronomic practices. Through this research, and the promotion of research outcomes to the industry, the Senior Agricultural Officer will contribute to improvements in the productivity and sustainability of farming systems on Eyre Peninsula.
This is a contract / term vacancy up to 30/06/2019. This role is located in Minnipa, however work from the Port Lincoln based office may be negotiated. Interstate and intrastate travel and some out of hours work, weekend and public holidays travel will be required. A current Class C driver's licence is essential. A 'heavy vehicle' licence is highly desirable. Use of common agriculture chemicals is required and a Chemcert chemical handlers certificate or a willingness to obtain one is essential. The role involves field work and exposure to dust and pollen.
Phone: 0427 884 272
PO Box 1783, Port Lincoln SA 5606
If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward a Covering Letter (no more than 3 pages) outlining your skills and experience in relation to the Professional and Technical Knowledge, Achievement Orientation and Collaborative Approach capabilities of the role and a current CV. Applicants are to include the contact information of 3 current referees and a completed 'Pre Employment Declaration in the SA Public Sector form'.