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Agricultural Officer (Weed Ecology)

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Job Ref:  322935
Employer:  Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (SA)
Job Type:  Contract
Adelaide SA, Australia (Show on map)

The Opportunity
We have an exciting opportunity for an Agricultural Officer (Weed Ecology) to be part of our South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) Division within PIRSA. The role reports to the Research Scientist, New Variety Agronomy (NVA).

The Agricultural Officer (Weed Ecology) provides skilled assistance for the SARDI/GRDC Bilateral Weed Ecology project and is responsible for the conduct of and data collection from field trials in the Northern and Yorke Peninsula agricultural regions for these research programs. The role will also assist the Bilateral Weed Ecology Senior Research Officer in overseeing processes for the running of research trials elsewhere in the state.

The Agricultural Officer provides support to the Research Scientist, NVA to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the Clare Research Centre group facilities and equipment. These responsibilities require the Agricultural Officer to possess well-developed organisation, planning, record keeping and communication skills, as well as technical knowledge in field crop production and willingness to use a range of field machinery and minor equipment.

About Us
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.

At PIRSA, we offer our employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development and flexibility.

Our Commitment to Diversity
PIRSA is committed to building a flexible, diverse and inclusive culture, planning for and promoting diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse community groups and ages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ, people with disabilities, women and other diversity groups. PIRSA recognises the benefits that such an approach brings for our staff and customers in delivering the future of SA.
Special Conditions
This is a contract / term vacancy up to 30/06/2021. This is a physically demanding role that requires an above average level of Physical Fitness and involves exposure to dust and pollen, which may cause an allergic reaction in some people.  A pre-employment medical may be required. A current Chemcert Certificate will be required as the role will involve the use and handling of agricultural pesticides. A current Class 1 driver’s licence and a willingness to drive is essential. A medium rigid (MR) truck licence and a fork lift (LF) licence or a willingness to obtain one is essential. Some out of hours work and country travel as well as interstate and intrastate travel will be required. The incumbent is required to work off-site at other regional locations such as Waite Precinct, Turretfield Research Centre and private farms in the Northern and Yorke Peninsula agricultural regions. A preparedness to undertake field work in a range of weather conditions is required.

OPS2, $52,315 - $56,503 per annum

Penny Roberts
Phone: 8841 2401

Application Instructions
All applications must be submitted online.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a Covering Letter (no more than 3 pages) outlining your skills and experience in relation to the Professional and Technical Knowledge, Attention to Detail and Planning and Organising capabilities of the role description and a current CV (no more than 5 pages). Applicants must include the contact information of at least 2 referees with 1 being your immediate supervisor/manager and a completed “Pre-Employment Declaration in the SA Public Sector” form.

Applications close: 19/09/2018 11:45 PM 

Application Guideline.doc
Pre-Employment Declaration.pdf
Role Description.docx

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