Technical Assistant (VPSG2)

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

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | South Gippsland

Job type: Full time / 3 years

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $53,946 - $69,276

Occupation: Science

Reference: VG/090646

Reference: VG/090646

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 – 3 years 
  • 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:

  • Manage experimental data and maintain records (electronic and hard copy) ensuring adherence to established data quality guidelines.
  • Undertake analysis of experimental data.
  • Provide technical support to research projects.
  • Perform routine and research pasture and animal measurements and husbandry techniques.
  • Supervise casual staff.
  • Contribute to the achievement of DJPR objectives and new project development.
  • Adopt and apply WH&S policies and procedures to ensure a safe work environment.

To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate ability to collect, manage and maintain data and undertake quality control of experimental data along with the ability to summarise experimental data and provide data in a format for further analysis and for reporting purposes.  If you possess knowledge of, or experience in assisting in the conduct of animal and greenhouse gas mitigation experiments and operating and maintaining specialised research equipment and instrumentation, 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 Joe Jacobs, Research Director on 0427 947 692.

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 / 3 years

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Joe Jacobs | 0427 947 692

Technical Assistant (VPSG2)