Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS677038
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 2, 2021
The WA College of Agriculture – Harvey (WACOA - Harvey) is seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated and experienced Technical Officer – Agriculture Instruction (Horticulture) to join the team.
The Technical Officer – Agriculture Instruction (Horticulture) is responsible for maintaining components of the College’s horticulture enterprises and training students. A number of other staff support the role.
The successful applicant will have experience in the production horticulture industry, preferably in citrus and/or grape vines. Experience and competence in maintenance of machinery would be desirable.
If not already held, applicants will be required to hold or obtain a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment within twelve (12) months of commencement which the College will assist with. A VET qualification in horticulture or similar would be desirable.
All Technical Officers- Agricultural Instruction at the College share in weekend and afterhours overtime for which they are paid 150 hours commuted overtime which equates to an additional 15% on top of the base rate.
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. The College is located on a 900ha farm run on a semi commercial basis. A number of major 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, pigs, poultry and meat processing.
The College is a co-educational facility providing education and training to students in Years 10, 11 and 12. As a specialist Agricultural and related trades training school, students attend from across Western Australia with the majority boarding on site. Students apply to attend the College with a genuine interest in the curriculum offerings being the main desirable attribute. As a result, students are motivated and engaged in their learning.
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 - 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 three (3) 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 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, 28 May 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.