Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Tenure:  Fixed Term Temporary until 31 March 2028

Total salary package at TO2 classification:  $77,360 to $91,201 (made up of):

  • Salary: $67,806 to $79,937
  • Superannuation (12.75%): $8,654 to $10,191
  • Leave loading: $909 to $1,072

Total salary package at TO3 classification:  $96,529 to $104,119 (made up of):

  • Salary: $84,607 to $91,260
  • Superannuation (12.75%): $10,787 to $11,635
  • Leave loading: $1,135 to $1,224

Appointment classification will be determined by skills, knowledge, qualifications, and experience of suitable candidate 

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries are looking for a Technical Officer to work with an energetic team undertaking Participatory Action Research on farms with growers and agronomists to understand the risks and rewards to major decisions and practices in grain farming systems.

This role is ideally suited to recent graduates (at the TO2 level) who can develop their knowledge and skills with an experienced RDE team, or more experienced staff (at the TO3 level) who can bring their current expertise to share with the team. 

The role may also suit students who can complete their bachelor degree part-time while working and gaining the experience to make them attractive for ongoing employment on graduation.

Technical Requirements

Most importantly, we are seeking people with the right attitude; a willingness to get their hands dirty, learn and have fun in a rewarding job that makes a difference to people’s lives.

  • Ability (or ability to learn) to implement experimental designs and procedures, including following protocols, recording activities and observations, and accurately managing varying types of data and records in a timely manner.
  • Empathy with farmers and agronomists and an ability to communicate with them as they assess the likely the risk and rewards of decisions and practices, and test new options to improve their farming systems.
  • Ability (or ability to learn) to operate research equipment for field experiments, including regular use of boom-sprays, planters, harvesters, soil sampling rigs, drying ovens, soil and plant threshers and grinders.
  • Ability and willingness to work outdoors and travel, including overnight, to service research sites in southern Queensland.

Bring legacy to life. For the future of Queensland and the world.

Join us and be a part of growing Queensland’s agri-system.

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