First listed on: 19 June 2017

Technical Officer

  • $63,629 - $77,259 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term, 3 years
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Hamilton

The Technical Officer is responsible for the operation and maintenance of technical aspects of research experiments within the High Rainfall Zone (HRZ) cropping program. You will operate specialised farm machinery to sow, maintain and harvest research trial sites, collect soil and plant samples and use scientific instruments to store and process electronic data. The role involves assisting with the coordination and training of technical and casual staff and managing the resources and output of the research team.

This position requires experience of grain cropping systems and an understanding of the conduct of research experiments involving field operations and data analysis. You will need to operate and maintain field machinery and scientific equipment used for research trials and be proficient in the operation of computer systems and software programs.  If you meet these requirements, check out the position description and have a chat to the manager.

For a confidential discussion, please call Penny Riffkin, Senior Research Scientist – Grains Agronomy on 03 5573 0926 or 0418 514 815.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

For further information on the position, including a position description and to apply, please visit and refer to 021520.

Applications close 9 July 2017
Authorised by the Victorian Government
1 Spring Street, Melbourne

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