Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS712037
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 4, 2021
Do you have experience and/or a passion for agriculture and are looking for a rewarding change?
WA College of Agriculture – Cunderdin (WACOA) is seeking a dedicated Agricultural Instruction Technical Officer who is able to forge positive relationships with young adults in an agricultural training environment.
The successful applicant will ideally have the ability to work as part of a team and with upper secondary students in Years 11 to 12. This position requires someone who has experience in mainly cropping and machinery and who is passionate about providing instruction to small groups of young adults.
Applicants will be required to gain a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment within 12 months of commencement. The Farm Technical Officer will assist with the duties associated with delivery and assessing students as well as duties involved in running a commercial farm. You will be required to help in a wide range of general agricultural tasks including supporting livestock production systems and maintenance. Duties will include operation of machinery and equipment, assisting with the feeding and management of livestock, mustering and moving of livestock. The officer will supply basic mechanical and farm maintenance duties and undertake rostered weekend duties as required. This position requires the successful applicant to hold a C class licence or obtain one as soon as practicable. A Heavy Rigid (HR) licence will need to be gained within the first 12 months and a Heavy Combination (HC) would be desirable.
To be successful for this role you will ideally have experience in broad acre cropping and work well in a team environment. Knowledge of Agricultural technology, for example variable rate application, GPS systems, Self-propelled sprayers and controlled traffic faming (CTF) would be highly desirable.
The WACOA – Cunderdin is located approximately 3 kilometres from the town site and operates a commercial size farm; has extensive education and training resources, and is a Registered Training Organisation. Subsidised single room housing may be available in Cunderdin subject to availability.
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, $63,172 - $68,256 per annum (PSCA 2019)
Level 3, $71,896 - $77,717 per annum (PSCA 2019)
Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements (selection criteria) 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 - Cunderdin can be found by visiting www.cunderdinag.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Daniel de Beer, Farm Manager, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Cunderdin, by telephoning (08) 9635 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 two (2) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school.
- A CV of up to four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position.
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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.
Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA. Employees working in, or attending school sites are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the policy. More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4:30pm (WST) on Friday, 3 December 2021.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.