Senior Irrigation Extension Officer


  • 85,279 - $96,759 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term - 3 Years
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Maffra (flexibility may be available)

The position of Senior Irrigation Extension Officer forms a part of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Services branch within the Agriculture Victoria group.

The Senior Irrigation Extension Officer will support the Gippsland Irrigation team to develop and manage key relationships with irrigation industries, regional investors, partners and stakeholders. 

The position will develop, implement and evaluate sustainability projects to engage and assist landholders in the modernisation of farm irrigation systems. These projects will provide major benefits for irrigators across all irrigation sectors as they maximise productivity per megalitre of water used.

The position will work collaboratively with key regional and state-wide stakeholder groups to deliver the irrigation work plan and contribute to the overall requirements of the project. The role will contribute to the development and delivery of extension programs.

A key role is to oversee the reporting and delivery of incentives on behalf of the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. This will involve using program and financial reporting internally and to the WGCMA on a monthly basis.The successful applicant will work effectively as a member of a team, enjoy flexible working arrangements and undertake a wide variety of work across the division, involving irrigation extension officers and other experts with DJPR.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records and Qualification Checks prior to commencing employment with the Department.

To be eligible for this position you must hold the mandatory qualification as outlined in the position description.

For further information on the position, please contact Alexis Killoran, Regional Manager Irrigation, Gippsland on 0458 004 ***.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 4 October2020