Department of Regional NSW
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Farm Manager

Farm Manager

  • 501933
  • Agriculture
  • Ongoing (Permanent), full-time role
  • Location – Condobolin NSW
  • Salary ranging from $ 95,136.00 to $104,994 pa + super (Technical Officer 3)

Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Regional NSW. We encourage applications from people with a range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This includes differences in culture, gender, sexual orientation, language and disability status or other attributes. The Department of Regional NSW is a workplace where everyone is able to contribute and participate to their full potential, and we are proud to have a team that reflects the richness and complexity of the regional NSW communities we serve.

About Us 
The NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) supports the development of profitable primary industries that create a more prosperous NSW and contributes to a better environment through the sustainable use of natural resources.

Within NSW DPI, Infrastructure, Investment & Business Development is focused on:

  • Continuing to optimise our infrastructure portfolio across the State;
  • Maximising testing activities (soil, water, feed and oil) in labs;
  • Delivery of high-quality, safe and efficient research services and further enhancing our research stations’ presence in local communities;
  • Delivery of innovative investment and assistance programs that prepare the sector for the future and bolster innovation adoption; and
  • Building new pathways and opportunities for DPI programs and products to deliver industry impact.

About the Role

The Farm Manager provides operational management for farming activities within the Western Cluster. Agriculture Research Centre enterprises are diverse and include dry land and irrigated cropping and livestock production.  The Farm Manager provides an essential link between management, research staff, local office staff, commercial partners and farm operations.

The Farm Manager demonstrates best management techniques, facilitates research projects and trials, and delivers commercial production outcomes while maintaining a solid connection with local industry partners.

As our new Farm Manager, you will be required to:

  • Plan and manage all farm operations, including cropping and livestock programs and resource management.
  • Lead and manage a team of staff and contractors to work in accordance with Departmental standards.
  • Utilise farming expertise to guide and inform research and commercial activities.
  • Develop and oversee farm maintenance and security programs.
  • Develop and manage farm budgets and records relating to farming operations and provide reports and analysis of operations and activities.
  • Market farm produce to the best advantage.
  • Comply with work standards according to the level of appointment in the Technical Officer Merit Progression Guidelines.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Qualifications in accordance with Part 2 (xviii) of the Crown Employees (Department of Industry) Technical Staff Award.
  • Demonstrated experience in cropping and pasture management systems.
  • Valid driver’s licence.

Why work for Department of Regional NSW?

Exciting career pathways and opportunities

We offer vibrant and exciting career paths for people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. Once you join the NSW Government, you’ll be supported to develop your skills and expertise through ongoing training, and opportunities to move easily from role to role, and agency to agency across the entire NSW government.


Providing a safe, supportive, ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace for our people is one of our priorities. We run a variety of programs and provide a range of supporting resources to ensure the wellbeing of all our people.

Our people

Join DRNSW and you’ll be joining a team of more than 4,000 passionate people spread across a diverse range of disciplines and functions including - public works, land services, fisheries, agriculture and biosecurity. If you’re motivated and passionate about making a difference to the people of regional NSW we invite you to become part of our story.

Applying for the role

If this sounds like the perfect job for you, simply submit a cover letter and current resume outlining your experience and capabilities relevant to the role.

If you would like to hear more about this role please contact Glenn Orman on
. Alternatively, view the full role description.

Applications closing date – Tuesday 29 November 2022, 11:55pm

A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next 12 months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

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