Research Farm Manager (VPSG4)

Job posted: 04/07/2022
Applications close: 19/08/2022 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Baw Baw

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $90,067 - $102,192

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Reference: VG/001266H

Reference: VG/001266H

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192

Work location: Gippsland | Baw Baw

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

Our work supports a range of diverse portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We also oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do.

Research Farm Manager

  • $90,067 – $102,192 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing role
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Ellinbank (flexibility may be available)

The Team

The position of Research Farm Manager forms a part of the Agriculture Victoria Research Branch within the Agriculture Victoria Group.

The Agriculture Victoria Research Branch represents DJPR's agricultural research and development function. The Agriculture Research Branch provides a discipline-based science and technology delivery function in the following areas: a) Genomics and Cellular Sciences; b) Microbial Sciences, Pests and Diseases; c) Plant Sciences; d) Plant Production Sciences; e) Animal Production Sciences; and f) Agriculture Resources Sciences.

The Role

The role of Research Farm Manager at the Ellinbank SmartFarm uniquely balances the key demands of a scientific research and innovation program, implementation of the SmartFarm and commercial farm operations.

Key Accountabilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Manage day to day Ellinbank dairy operations, including herd production, health and reproduction, pasture production and utilisation, staff rostering and budgets, to ensure that farm facilities are fit for research purposes.
  • Develop and monitor annual SmartFarm operational plans with associated key performance indicators, with input from relevant scientists and senior technical staff.
  • Implement key innovations and technologies aligned with SmartFarm goals.

The Candidate

You have proven experience in monitoring expenditure against budgets, developing feed budgets, including pasture rotations and supplement requirements, and preparation of operational and capital budgets. Thanks to your well-developed communication skills, you are able to liaise and negotiate with scientific and technical staff and to present performance against key performance indicators to a range of audiences.

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Joe Jacobs, Research Director, Animal Production Sciences, on 0427 947 692.

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, in line with the Chief Health Officer (CHO) Directions and any other legislative requirements, directions, policies or procedures, including but not limited to any requirement to provide evidence of vaccination status.

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, please refer to the attached position description.

Please note: If you require an adjustment to participate in any stage of the recruitment process or have a particular requirement to be communicated with by either telephone or email only, please notify the DJPR Recruitment Team at recruitment@ecodev.vic.gov.au with the position number in the subject line.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 28 August 2022.

Research Farm Manager (VPSG4)

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Joe Jacobs | 0427 947 692

Research Farm Manager (VPSG4)