Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS621196
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2020 with possible extension (12 months) and/or permanency
The WA College of Agriculture (The College) – Denmark is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Technical Officer – Agriculture Instruction (Dairy) to join their team.
The College is currently operating a two-robot Voluntary Milking System (VMS) milking 120 cows with a split calving rotation. The successful applicant will have responsibility for assisting with the operation of the College dairy enterprise, including the day to day requirements of the robotic dairy. This may include herd management, rearing newborn and young livestock, pasture allocation, and the operation of various tractor and feed-mixing machinery. Recent experience working in a dairy enterprise is highly desirable as well as experience in artificial insemination of livestock. On-the-job training and support to operate the robotic dairy will be provided. This position includes a shared on-call responsibility for after-hours call outs, reimbursed either with an hourly allowance or, if available, the provision of on-site housing, including the cost of utilities.
While the successful applicant will assist mainly in the College dairy enterprise, they will also be required to assist in other farm enterprises including beef, sheep, pasture management, horticulture, operation of machinery, and infrastructure maintenance. A wide range of general farm skills will be highly desirable for this position.
The successful applicant will provide on-the-job workplace training to Year 10, 11 and 12 students, deliver and assess training in Certificates II & III in Agriculture and be responsible for Occupational Safety and Health requirements. The ability to role model outstanding employability skills and to work with students in a teaching/training capacity is highly desirable.
Located just east of the town centre of Denmark, the WA College of Agriculture is a 560 hectare working farm and educational facility for Year 10, 11 and 12 students offering a wide variety of studies with an agricultural focus.
While the majority of students are residential, there are a number of day students and a bus service is provided to and from Albany. From its early beginnings in 1942 on the site of the current campus, the College has evolved considerably and moved to its present purpose built facility in 1999, with a capacity of around 135 students.
Our educational program is balanced and provides a mix of hands-on practical work complemented by supporting knowledge provided in a classroom environment. The WA College of Agriculture is unique in that it offers accredited industry training alongside secondary education. As well as Certificates in Agriculture and related trades, the college offers a variety of accredited short coursed for study each year.
The college offers students wide range of excursions and camps throughout their attendance. Students attend shows such as the Perth Royal Show; Wagin and Woolarama. There are regular camps to regional beaches, surfing and scuba diving and local and regional sports including the Country week competition in Perth.
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 - Denmark can be found by visiting www.denmarkag.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 Kevin Osborne, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Denmark, by telephoning (08) 9848 0200 or emailing Kevin.Osborne@education.wa.edu.au
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 statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV 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.
Eligibility and training requirements
Employees will be required to:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
- if required to train and assess, hold or obtain demonstrated vocational competencies in the training being delivered as specified by the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 or its successor;
- if delivering and assessing training, hold or obtain within twelve months of commencing employment the Enterprise Trainer and Assessor Skills Set (or its successor) as required by the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 or its successor;
- hold a current Western Australian C-Class driver’s licence and obtain as soon as practicable, other Western Australian vehicle driver’s licences appropriate to be able to operate the range of vehicles in operation at the site;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
- complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 20 March 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.