Development Officer (x2) | Specified Calling Level 1
- Are you passionate about the Sheep Industry and contribute to the greater Livestock Industry?
- Be a part of a committed team promoting DPIRD values and research.
- Work in a flexible environment and be involved in Industry Development.
We are looking to fill two Development Officer Positions, with one located in:
- Merredin for a full-time fixed appointment up until the 20 June 2023 (with the possibility of extension and/or permanency) and;
- Perth for fixed term full time appointment up until the 30 December 2021 (with the possibility of extension and/or permanency).
This exciting opportunity will join and support the Livestock Branch focusing on adoption projects for the Sheep Industry by contributing and promoting DPIRD through farmer groups and industry by engaging with key stakeholders. You will work with a committed and diverse team would contribute to various research projects enabling you with the opportunity to expand your capabilities. You will contribute to the economic development of the sheep and wool industry with a focus on export led growth.
You may also be responsible for:
- Providing scientific expertise in sheep farming systems and livestock industry development, including management and production and/or sustainability and welfare expectations.
- Actively promoting technology and systems, and prepares and disseminates the results of research by mass media including reports, articles, broadcasts and fielddays so that findings may assist farmers, department officers and the wider scientific community.
- Promoting industry development and market intelligence through close contact with farmer groups, extension specialists, private consultants, marketing consultants and end-users.
Graduates with the right attitude who are keen, willing to learn, work hard and embrace challenges are also encouraged to apply.
For further key responsibilities please see attached JDF.
The Ideal Candidate.
We are looking for a candidate who has the ability to build good relationships with our clients and as well as being innovative in a changing environment. You will be a valued member within the Livestock team and contribute to a range of research projects, building the sheep industry. You will have the capability to grow and learn and contribute to various research projects and assist with generating valuable information to industry and the community.
For all essential criteria, please see the attached JDF.
Get ready to apply. It’s simple.
Applying is simple and straightforward. We are committed to developing our people and this presents a unique opportunity to be part of a project that will shape the future of DPIRD working with executive and leadership teams.
Click the Apply for Job button below and submit the following documentation:
- A resume of no more than three (3) pages including details of two (2) referees
- A cover letter of no more than two (2) pages in length demonstrating how your skills, knowledge and experience relate to the following Essential Work Related Requirements:
Work Related Requirement 1 – Knowledge of agri-food industry sustainable production systems and basic principles of extension and industry development.
Work Related Requirement 2 – Build effective relationships: Well-developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to relate to people from a wide and varied range of backgrounds, both internal and external to the organisation and;
Work Related Requirement 3 – Challenge for innovation: Ability to contribute to the development of plans and projects and able to use initiative to deliver improvements to outputs/outcomes.
Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements of the position. The values and business needs of our Department 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.
Our Commitment to Diversity.
DPIRD is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. We value and strongly encourage people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, women and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our agency.
For any specific enquiries please contact:
Mandy Curnow, Senior Development Officer, on 0429 082 755 (during business hours).
To be eligible for a permanent appointment to the Western Australian public sector you must be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia. To be eligible for a fixed term or a casual appointment you must have documentary evidence of your entitlement to live and work in Australia for the period of the contract and this is required as part of your application.
Subject to appointment, successful applicants will be required to:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy before commencing employment;
- obtain and provide a current National Police Certificate (police clearance) before commencing employment;
- A bachelor degree in Agricultural science, science or an approved equivalent.
- A current and valid WA C class car driver’s licence or equivalent.
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement.
This process may be used to fill other similar vacancies throughout the department. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position, the panel may select another suitable applicant from this selection process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of twelve (12) months from approval of the initial recruitment decision.
Please note, any successful candidate, including current employees of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, will be offered employment subject to the award and agreement conditions that apply to the advertised role as outlined in the attached JDF/s. By accepting an offer of appointment, the successful applicant accepts the conditions and entitlements under the specified award and agreement.
The recruitment process may include online written assessments, psychometric, cognitive or other testing, job related tasks, video or live stream interviews, documentation and reference checks or other assessment methodologies as required. Applicants will be advised of this where necessary.
Please ensure you have plenty of time to submit your application to allow for unanticipated problems, as late and proforma applications will not be accepted. (Please note: Online lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on or after 4:00pm will not be accepted)
CLOSING DATE: 8 January 2021 at 4:00 PM WST