Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS803895
The Department of Education is seeking a Technical Officer - Agriculture for an appointment to a fixed term, twelve (12) month position, full time (1.0FTE) as a Roving Technical Officer servicing both Metro and Regional Agricultural Colleges and Farm Schools.
The successful applicant will be hosted at Kiara College, but will be required to work at any or all of the below locations throughout the period of this appointment.
We are a collection of fourteen schools ranging from Agricultural Colleges to Metropolitan Senior High Schools. These locations are as follows:
- Coodanup College
- Kelmscott Senior High School
- Esperance Senior High School
- Kiara College
- Kojonup District High School
- Manjimup Senior High School
- Margaret River Senior High School
- Mount Barker Community College
- Pinjarra Senior High School
- WA College of Agriculture – Cunderdin
- WA College of Agriculture – Denmark
- WA College of Agriculture – Harvey
- WA College of Agriculture – Morawa
- WA College of Agriculture - Narrogin
The job – and we will upskill you if you are the right applicant for the job!
The role of an Agricultural Technical Officer is to assist in the management and operation at a variety of farm enterprises and conduct training and assessment in that context. As such the successful applicant will have some specific industry skills in the enterprise area and will have (or be supported to develop) a range of generic skills applicable to other farm enterprises.
In the position of Roving Technical Officer, you will be supporting various locations for periods of between 3 to 6 weeks before moving to the next destination – each location is unique and the role may be varied, so perfect for the individual who loves to meet new people, increase their professional networks, and experience new challenges.
Return travel and accommodation for the successful applicant if required will be included in this position.
Our students are our next generation of farmers and industry leaders, and we are looking for the right person with the right attitude (with or without the usual qualifications) to help them get there.
The usual qualifications needed for this job are a Certificate III in Agriculture, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. However, if you don’t have these but have experience, we are still eager to hear from you. We are willing to appoint you to the appropriate level in line with your current qualifications and experience, whilst we help you to study for the qualifications needed within the first 6 to 12 months of your employment.
So, there are no surprises, you should know that the work hours at these locations can vary as our Agricultural Technical Officers share in weekend and after hours’ overtime. They are paid 150 hours of commuted overtime per year, equating to an additional 15% salary on top of the base rate.
- 10 percent employer superannuation contributions.
- Paid leave entitlements including annual leave, sick leave, long service leave.
- Relocation assistance to help you move if you are coming from another location within Australia to take up this job.
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 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.
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, $64,172 - $69,256 per annum (PSCA 2021)
Level 3, $72,896 - $78,717 per annum (PSCA 2021)
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.
For further job-related information
You are encouraged to contact Matthew Dowell, Principal, WA College of Agriculture - Cunderdin, for further information about this job opportunity on 08 9635 2100 or Matthew.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 CV of up to three (3) 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 your CV 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 Wednesday, 8 February 2023.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.