Department of Regional NSW
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Farm Supervisor

Farm Supervisor

  • 501016
  • Agriculture
  • Primary Products
  • Specialist Manager
  • Ongoing, full-time role
  • Located – Breeza
  • Operational Staff Grade 4 – Salary from $72,751 - $77,979 plus superannuation
  • Successful applicant will be provided subsidised onsite accommodation

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 Department of Regional NSW was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. The Department is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.

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.

Our NSW DPI Breeza office is located just off the Kamilaroi Highway. Breeza is a small village located about 45 kilometres south east of Gunnedah. The Aboriginal name for Breeza means 'one hill' and the Mooki river is located on the outskirts of the village.

The village overlooks the rich fertile Liverpool Plains and this diverse farming area produces many and varied crops throughout the year. When in season, the fields of sunflowers, sorghum, canola, wheat and cotton provide a picturesque vista across the sweeping plains.

About the Role

The Farm Supervisor will oversee the management of farming and field maintenance activities on-site for both commercial and research purposes. The role also ensures farming activities, which facilitate research projects and trials, are conducted in accordance with best management practices whilst maintaining a commercial focus.

As our new Farm Supervisor you will be required to;

  • Supervise farm operations including farm planning activities and resource management
  • Co-develop the farm budget and manage records relating to farm activities
  • Oversee farm maintenance and security programs
  • Supervise staff and contractors to work in accordance with Departmental standards.
  • Collaborate and communicate with key stakeholders on site

You will report to the Site Manager ACRI.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Knowledge of machinery operation and experience in general farm maintenance
  • Extensive cropping experience
  • Current NSW Driver Licence
  • Chemical certification or willingness to obtain
  • Current forklift licence or eligibility to obtain

Apply now to join us in the regions!

  • Have an exceptional career in the beautiful Liverpool Plains
  • Work with your community, for your community.
  • Work as part of a dynamic team

If you are motivated and diligent with a passion for farming, we want to hear from you.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a health assessment.

All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a cover letter telling us why you’re a great fit.

Applications close on Tuesday 4 October 2022 at 11.55pm.

If you would like to hear more about this role please contact Bruce Etheridge at bruce.etheridge@dpi.nsw.gov.au. Alternatively, view the full role description

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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