Technical Assistant (VPSG2)

Job posted: 12/08/2021
Applications close: 28/09/2021 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Casual / 12 months

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $54,755 - $70,315

Occupation: Science

Reference: VG/026749A

Reference: VG/026749A

Occupation: Science

Salary Range: $54,755 - $70,315

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

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

  • $54,755 - $70,315 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Casual - 12 months
  • Usual hours of work: Casual (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Bundoora (flexibility may be available)

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

  • Assist in the preparation of growth media to support research activities.
  • Provide general laboratory assistance as directed by the Senior Project Officer.
  • Assist with the purchase of consumables, inventory management and stocking of storeroom.
  • Manage electronic and hard copy databases for all media and stocks prepared, tracking data trends for input, output, and rates of interest (i.e. contamination levels, return frequencies).
  • Maintain accurate laboratory records and document workflow procedures according to Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Adopt and apply OH&S policies and procedures to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Contribute to a group culture of achievement.

The successful incumbent will play a critical role in ensuring effective, accurate, reliable service delivery and will be expected to maintain accurate records, track in-coming requests and out-going deliveries and document workflow procedures according to Standard Operating Procedures.

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 Karen Felgueras, Governance and Communications Manager on 0457 140 526.

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 28 September 2021.

Technical Assistant (VPSG2)

Job type:

Casual / 12 months

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Karen Fulgueras | 0457 140 526

Technical Assistant (VPSG2)