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Senior Agricultural Officer

Government of South Australia - Minnipa, SA

Any Industry
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Department of Primary Industries and Regions
Job reference: 433478
Location: 5654 - MINNIPA
Job status: Short Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

The Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a Senior Agricultural Officer to be part of our South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) Division within the Department of Primary Industries and Regions.

The Senior Agricultural Officer is part of the Agronomy Program in the Crop Sciences research division within SARDI. The role contributes to delivering SARDI’s priority of leading and conducting innovative research to increase productivity of our primary industries for the benefit of South Australia.

The primary purpose of the role is to provide technical assistance and operation of farm machinery for research projects undertaken by the SARDI Agronomy program. Based at the Minnipa Agricultural Centre (MAC), this Senior Agricultural Officer will contribute to delivering the operational management of technical processes involved with field crop evaluation, agronomy, soils and pastures projects for the Eyre Peninsula and other parts of the state.

About Us

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions, 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.


At the Department of Primary Industries and Regions, we offer our employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development and flexibility.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions is committed to building a flexible, diverse and inclusive culture, planning for and promoting diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse community groups and ages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ, people with disabilities, women and other diversity groups. The Department of Primary Industries and Regions recognises the benefits that such an approach brings for our staff and customers in delivering the future of SA.

Special Conditions

  • Successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a National Police Check (NPC) prior to being made an offer of employment


  • This role is located at Minnipa Agricultural Centre with research conducted on-farms across the Eyre Peninsula and off-site.
  • Contract until 30 June 2022
  • Possession of a current driver’s licence and willingness to drive is essential and a ‘Heavy vehicle’ licence is highly desirable.
  • Out of hours work and inter / intrastate travel may be required.
  • You acknowledge your work, health and safety obligations and our expectations.
  • 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 or willingness to obtain will be required.
  • A current forklift license (LF) would be an advantage.
  • This position involves field work and exposure to dust and pollen.


OPS3 $63,681 to $67,868 per annum


Amanda Cook
Phone: 08 8680 6217
Email: amanda.cook@sa.gov.au
Website: www.pir.sa.gov.au

Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted online.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a Covering Letter (no more than 3 pages) outlining your skills and experience in relation to the Professional and Technical Knowledge, Communication and Team Work capabilities of the role description and a current CV (no more than 5 pages). Applicants must include the contact information of at least 2 referees with 1 being your immediate supervisor/manager and a completed “Pre-Employment Declaration in the SA Public Sector” form.

Applications close: 13/05/2021 11:45 PM

- Application guidelines#11.pdf
- OPS3 Senior Agriculture Officer - Role Description.pdf
- employment declaration.pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.