POSITION TITLE: Farming Systems Project Officer
REMUNERATION: Full Time, negotiated salary, maximum term contract 3-5 years
LOCATIONS: Mildura Office, Byrne Court and South Australia (location to be negotiated), working throughout the Mallee region in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia
REPORTS TO: Manager – Farming Systems Projects Michael Moodie
Frontier Farming Systems undertakes applied research, development and extension projects related to broadacre agriculture. We work throughout the Mallee region of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia and collaborate with a wide range of industry stakeholders including the regions farmers, Mallee Sustainable Farming, state government agencies, CSIRO, Universities and NRM Bodies.
We also provide contract project services to public and private clients. A core component of our work is conducting on farm research and we have a large inventory of equipment and machinery to implement research trials which replicate farmer best practice and provide high quality data.
Frontier Farming Systems comprises of a small team of employees led by Michael Moodie who is the managing director. Michael has 15 years’ experience of delivering research, development and extension to the Mallee and wider Southern low rainfall farming region of Southern Australia. Our current team has more than 50 years combined experience implementing activities such as small plot research trials, paddock scale trials and demonstrations, resource monitoring programs, field days, workshops, seminars and the development of extension and communication products.
Our physical capacity includes a large inventory of equipment and machinery to implement research trials which replicate farmer best practice and provide high quality data. This includes tractors, seeders, sprayers, harvesters and trucks for implementing on-farm small plot trials, soil sampling and monitoring equipment and a well equipped laboratory. We also design and invest in innovative equipment and machinery which improves the quality of our work such as trial implementation, data collection and communication to stakeholders.
Working in conjunction with a small team, the role of Farming Systems Project Officer is to provide effective support to deliver innovative, well planned and collaborative regional research and development activities in the New South Wales and Victorian Mallee and in the South Australia Mallee regions.
A minimum requirement is to provide skilled technical support to conduct on farm research trials and related activities across a number of projects that sit within the Farming Systems Projects portfolio. Subject to the experience of the candidate, the role may also be expanded to encompass tasks such as project management, reporting, funding submission development and industry extension and communication.
Additional tasks dependent upon skills and experience
The role has the authority to act within the limits of this position description providing the actions of the incumbent:
The following work environment characteristics and physical activities may be required to perform the essential functions of the role:
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
For a confidential discussion contact the Recruitment Manager on 0429 626 400.
Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria; include a resume and cover letter. Graduates are welcome to apply.
Applications close 29th January 2020.