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Technical Officer Horticulture

Technical Officer Horticulture

  • 502521
  • Agriculture
  • Temporary, full-time role until 1 February 2026
  • Location – Griffith NSW
  • Salary ranging from $67,975 to $74,592.00 pa + super (Technical Officer Grade 1/3)

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 can 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 that we serve.

About the Role

The role provides technical support in the citrus and viticulture programs to the Horticulture team based at Griffith Research Station.

As our new Technical Officer (Horticulture), you will be required to:

  • Undertake field experiments under minimal supervision
  • Accurately collect research data and collate for statistical analysis
  • Manage field trials, (including irrigation, fertigation and other ongoing maintenance work in conjunction with farm staff and contractors, as required)
  • Assist with the interpretation and analysis of results for reporting requirements
  • Participate in extension and communication activities in collaboration with the research team
  • 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:

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing agricultural field experiments including the operation and maintenance of associated field equipment
  • Experience in field data collection, collation and interpretation
  • Computer literate with skills in Microsoft Office Suite, data analytical software and other software used in research trials.
  • At a minimum, basic laboratory skills in chemical analysis and a willingness to learn
  • Qualifications in accordance with Part 2 (xviii) of the Crown Employees (Department of Industry) Technical Staff Award.
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of field-based trials.
  • Willingness to travel as required.

 About us

The Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW) was formed in April 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. At the Department, we are focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable New South Wales with thriving natural environments and strong primary industries. We are the stewards of our state’s physical and environmental assets - both natural and built - and we work hard every day to ensure New South Wales continues to flourish.

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, Agriculture (DPI Ag) leads agricultural industry development through extension, science and research, industry policy and regulatory compliance functions to foster sustainable and economic agricultural industries.

Why work for the Department of Regional NSW?

At the Department of Regional NSW you have opportunity to: 

  • develop your career with a team of passionate research scientists.
  • work on cutting-edge projects.
  • enjoy a regional city lifestyle in a close-knit community.

Applying for the role

If this sounds like the perfect job for you, submit a cover letter and current resume outlining your experience and capabilities relevant to the role. Use he apply now option to submit your application.

If you would like to hear more about this role, please contact Andrew Creek at andrew.creek@dpie.nsw.gov.au

Alternatively, view the full role description.

Application closing date 08/02/2023 at 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 eighteen 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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