Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS631720
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2020
Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding place to work?
The WA College of Agriculture – Harvey (WACOA) is seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated and experienced Technical Officer – Agriculture Instruction (Dairy) to join their team.
The successful applicant will ideally be able to demonstrate vocational competence in the dairy industry in milking operations, calf rearing and animal husbandry and one other of the College’s enterprise areas – Sheep, Beef, Horticulture, Equine, Workshop/Fabrication, Butchershop or Intensive Animals. Applicants will be required to hold or obtain a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment within twelve (12) months of commencement.
WACOA – Harvey is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Provider 50421) and as part of the role the suitable applicant will be required to deliver, provide training and assess students in nationally recognised units of competence and qualifications from the AHC Training Package, in particular, Certificate II in Agriculture and Certificate III in Agriculture. Students will have varying levels of ability and interest so the trainer must be able to adapt and develop training materials to suit all students.
As this position attracts a Commuted Overtime Allowance (COT) at 15.38%, there is a requirement that 150 hours/year of overtime be completed for a full time employee. This overtime will be carried out in extracurricular activities including weekend duties on a roster basis in the dairy and other farm sections as required.
WACOA – Harvey is located about 1.5 hours south of Perth Western Australia, 20 minutes from the coast and 40 minutes north of Bunbury. It is situated in the heart of the Harvey irrigation district which services the dairy and horticulture industries and enjoys access to a significant range of agricultural industry and recreational opportunities. Based on two sites, the Wokalup site is located 8 kilometres south of Harvey and covers 900 hectares of prime farming country. It consists of the College Farm, Residential Buildings, Classrooms, Trade Training Workshops and Administration. A number of commercial sized enterprises are run including Beef, Dairy and Horticulture with students involved in all aspects of their operation. Students are also exposed and trained in smaller enterprises such as Sheep, Equine, and Intensive Agriculture farm sections, including Butcher Shop. The Harvey site consists of 40ha of grazing land.
The College is a co-educational facility providing secondary education in WACE courses and Vocational Education and Training to years 10, 11 and 12 students. The College has its own residential facilities which can accommodate up to 128 students. Current student enrolments are at approximately 150 students, comprising mainly of boarding students, with the remaining as day students, who access the College and its program from closer locations. Students tend to come from all areas of the state, and at times from interstate.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
Please note: The salary level for this position will be determined after the successful applicant is assessed as addressing all eligibility and selection criteria indicated in the relevant attached JDF in the context of the outcomes and selection criteria described.
The highest rate an applicant can start at as a L1 is Level 1.4 (as negotiated with the principal). However, applicants may still be able to commence at a L2.1 or L3.1 if suitably qualified or with requisite experience.
Level 2, $62,172 - $67,256 per annum (PSCA 2019)
Level 3, $70,896 - $76,717 per annum (PSCA 2019)
Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Further information about WA College of Agriculture - Harvey can be found by visiting www.harveyag.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
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For further job related information
You are encouraged to contact Geoffrey Howell, Farm Manager for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Wokalup, by telephoning (08) 9782 2100 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
Your application should include:
- A four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV of up to two (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 3 July, 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.