First listed on: 14 July 2017

Vacancy No: 2017-21707
Location: Naracoorte
Term Up to 5 years
Salary:$59,181 - $63,368,  Classification: OPS-3 

Primary Industries and Regions SA, as a key economic development agency of the South Australian Government, works across a diverse range of industry sectors including agriculture, livestock, forestry, fishing and aquaculture and regional development. We involve and engage with others to ensure we make good decisions, have clear policies, plan and implement effective programs, drive relevant projects, promote efficient resource use and broker shared responsibility. In this way we enable the State’s primary industry sectors and regions to remain competitive, productive and sustainable.

South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) provides research and development services to the state government, commercial clients and research partners to help make South Australia’s primary industries and regions internationally competitive and ecologically sustainable. SARDI’s programs are designed to increase the productivity, sustainability and adaptability of the state’s agriculture, food and wine, fisheries and aquaculture and bioscience enterprises, create opportunities for market growth, address barriers to growth and provide applied solutions.

Duties: This is a contract role with the South East Variety Agronomy team as a Senior Agricultural Officer. The South East New Variety Agronomy group works across a number of research projects aiming to improve crop productivity, profitability and sustainability across the South East.

The Senior Agricultural Officer is responsible for providing skilled technical assistance to conduct research across a number of research projects that have a focus of evaluating the performance of crop varieties and improving agronomic practices. Through this research, and the promotion of research outcomes to the industry, the Senior Agricultural Officer will contribute to improvements in the productivity and sustainability of farming systems on South East. Involves field work and exposure to dust and pollen.

Special Conditions: This role is located at Struan Research Centre, Naracoorte, however research work is conducted on-farms from Lameroo to Millicent. Interstate and intrastate travel and some out of hours work, weekend and public holidays travel will be required.  A current Class C driver's licence is essential. A ‘Heavy vehicle’ licence is highly desirable.  Use of common agriculture chemicals is required and a Chemcert chemical handler’s certificate or a willingness to obtain one is essential.  A Senior First Aid Certificate will be required.

Enquiries to:  Liz Abraham
Applications to:  Liz Abraham email:
Primary Industries & Region SA – PIRSA PO Box 618 Naracoorte SA 5271

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward a Covering Letter (no more than 3 pages) outlining your skills and experience in relation to the Professional and Technical Knowledge, (Capability 2) and (Capability 3) capabilities of the role description and a current CV. Applicants are to include the contact information of 3 current referees and a completed “Pre-Employment Declaration in the SA Public Sector” form.

For more information and a copy of the Role Description visit

Applications Close 07/8/2017

SARDI is a business division of Primary Industries and Regions SA.

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