Department of Regional NSW
Animal, Wallaby, Kangaroo, Mammal, Wildlife, Antelope

Operational Staff

Operational Staff

  • 494170
  • Animal Care
  • Apply your hands on best practice farming expertise
  • Ongoing Fulltime role located in Condobolin
  • Base salary $52,271 to $57,603 (depending on skills, qualifications and experience) plus super


Our 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.


We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.

About the Role

In your new role as Farm Assistant reporting to the Farm Supervisor, you will perform farming activities for the DPI Condobolin Agricultural Research and Advisory Station.  You will apply your best practice farm management skills, while maintaining a commercial focus in relation to research activities.  This will include:


  • Undertake general crop, pasture, animal and farm operations
  • Horticultural activities such as irrigation scheduling, pruning, herbicide and insecticide spraying, harvest, and cover cropping
  • Handle livestock and maintain the welfare of farm animals
  • Operate and maintain tractors and other farm equipment
  • Maintain farm and grounds as required including fencing, road works maintenance, and repair of Department buildings, plant and structures
  • Accurately record details of stock, paddock, chemical and machinery usage and of maintenance
  • Work as part of a team to support the research work of the Department


For more information about the role, click here to view the role description.


About You


To be considered for this role, you must have:


  • Preferably at least 3 - 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Previous experience in livestock handling
  • A knowledge of machinery operation and experience in general farm maintenance
  • A current driver’s licence
  • A Chemical Users Certificate AQF 3 (or the ability to obtain)
  • A current forklift licence (or the ability to obtain).


This is a great opportunity to make a difference in agriculture and work as part of a dynamic team. If you are motivated and diligent with a passion for farming, we want to hear from you.


Why work for Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW)? 


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. 


Apply now:

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

  • To find out more about this role, please contact John Anderson (Farm Supervisor) on 02 6895 1025 or  
  • Please Note:  The successful applicant will be required to undertake a health assessment and background checks as part of their pre-employment conditions before an offer on employment can be made.


Applications close on Sunday 25th April, 2021


A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. 



Closing date: Apr 25, 2021

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