Technical Assistant (VPSG2)

Job posted: 21/07/2021
Applications close: 08/08/2021 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | South Gippsland

Job type: Full time / to 30/6/23

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $53,946 - $69,276

Occupation: Science

Reference: VG/020986

Reference: VG/020986

Occupation: Science

Salary Range: $53,946 - $69,276

Work location: Gippsland | South Gippsland

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.

Technical Assistant

  • $53,946 - $69,276 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term to 30 June 2023 
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Ellinbank (flexibility may be available)

Reporting to the Senior Technical Officer, the key accountabilities of the role include:

  • Provide technical support to research projects, including the implementation of protocols, taking measurements and processing samples.
  • Perform routine daily maintenance, repairs, and modifications to research equipment and farm machinery.
  • Assist in the commissioning of, and be able to, operate and maintain state-of-the-art research and farming equipment and technologies.
  • Manage experimental data and maintain records (electronic and hard copy) ensuring adherence to established data quality guidelines.
  • Supervise casual staff as required, participate in teams, work with minimal supervision, and display high levels of initiative while working with colleagues.
  • Contribute to the achievement of DJPR objectives.
  • Adopt and apply WH&S policies and procedures to ensure a safe work environment.

To be successful in this role, you will have experience in handling large animals including in confined areas for assisting in the conduct of animal and greenhouse gas mitigation experiments and operating and maintaining specialised research equipment and instrumentation including sensor-based technologies.  You will be able to demonstrate ability to operate and maintain farm machinery along with effectively communicating with a range of stakeholders both verbally and in written formats.  If you possess knowledge of, or experience in undertaking routine farm practices as well as demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member, then this could be the position for you.

The position of Technical Assistant 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.

For a confidential discussion, please call Greg Morris, Senior Technical Officer on 0448 480 870.

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.

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 8 August 2021.

Technical Assistant (VPSG2)

Job type:

Full time / to 30/6/23

Job classification:



Greg Morris | 0448 480 870

Technical Assistant (VPSG2)