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Technical Officer - Station Hand

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade - Darwin, NT

Agriculture, Nature & Animal
Source: uWorkin


Job description

Agency Department Industry, Tourism and Trade Work unit Agriculture – Douglas Daly Research Farm

Job title Technical Officer – Station Hand Designation Technical 2

Job type Full Time Duration Fixed for 3 Years

Salary $63,408 - $71,885 Location Douglas Daly

Position number 38775 RTF 206703 Closing 03/03/2021

Contact Jamie Marschall, Farm Manager Douglas Daly Research Farm on 0408 629 401 or jamie.marschall@nt.gov.au

About the agency www.nt.gov.au/industry

Apply online https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=206703

Information for applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume.

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce that represents the community. The NTPS encourages people from all diversity

groups to apply for vacancies. For more information about applying for this position and the merit process, go to the OCPE website.

Under the agency’s Special Measures Recruitment Plan, eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be

granted priority consideration for this vacancy. For more information on Special Measures, go to the OCPE website.

Primary objective

Under the direction of the Farm Manager undertake the day-to-day farm activities with an emphasis on the day-to-day coordination

of the Douglas Daly Research Farm livestock and associated research trials.

Context statement

The Douglas Daly Research Farm provides facilities to conduct agricultural research; the most important aspect of this position is to

the maintenance and operations of farm facilities and equipment, assisting with livestock management and data collection activities.

Key duties and responsibilities

1. Operation and maintenance of station of machinery and equipment

2. Maintenance of station and station infrastructure including spraying, mowing, grounds and tree maintenance.

3. Undertake day-to-day coordination of the Douglas Daly Research Farm livestock and data collection activities.

4. Undertake accurate data recording activities and maintain farm records.

5. Assist the Farm Manager to support extension activities such as field days and demonstrations.

6. Assist in farm development activities including ground and infrastructure maintenance.

7. Be familiar with and adhere to safe work practices.

Selection criteria


1. An appropriate Qualification in Agriculture or Mechanical trade or related field or considerable relevant experience.

2. Proven experience in the operation and maintenance of farm machinery.

3. Experience with Research Farm operations, cattle handling, data collection, storage and management.

4. An understanding of animal husbandry (cattle) and agricultural practices.

5. A strong ability to handle cows and calves in a low stress manner and experience with assisted calving.

6. Ability to work and reside as part of a team on the farm in a remote location and under difficult environmental conditions with

limited supervision.

7. Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

8. A sound understanding of safe work practices around machinery, livestock, farming activities and workshops.

9. Ability to interact effectively with people of diverse cultures.


1. Hold a current HR NT drivers licence and drive a 4WD vehicle.

2. Hold a current First Aid Certificate or have the ability to obtain and maintain this qualification.

3. Hold a ChemCert or SmarTrain Certificate or have the ability to obtain and maintain this qualification.

Further information

  • Take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of others.
  • Undertake duties as required including early, late and weekend work.