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Farm Manager

Department of Regional NSW - Mount Murray, NSW

Agriculture, Nature & Animal
Source: uWorkin


  • Full time ongoing (permanent) position
  • Salary from $64k to $86k + super (based on the Technical Officer 1-3 Progression Criteria).
  • Located at Dareton Primary Industries Institute
  • Apply your hands-on best practice farming expertise 
  • Successful applicant required to live on site in subsidised accommodation

Department of Regional NSW is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses. 

We?encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We?provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role. 

NSW Department of Primary Industries has a great opportunity for an experienced Farm Manager to join the team at the Dareton Primary Industries Institute.

The Dareton Primary Industries Institute services horticultural producers in the Lower Murray Darling region of the state. Research is primarily directed at improving the sustainability of citrus production.

The Institute is in the Coomealla irrigation area, 3km from Dareton and 10km from Wentworth (the town situated at the junction of Australia’s largest rivers — the Murray and the Darling rivers). The site is 243ha in area, and about one-third of this area has soils suitable for horticulture.

In your new role as Farm Manager with the DPI, you will apply your best practice horticultural management skills while maintaining a commercial focus in relation to research activities for the Dareton Agricultural Research and Advisory Station.

Key functions of this role are to:

  • Plan and manage all farm operations including horticultural production, cover cropping and resource management
  • Lead and manage a team of staff and contractors
  • Establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders for the purposes of development and implementation of operational plans
  • Utilise farming expertise to guide and inform research and commercial activities
  • Develop and oversee farm maintenance and security programs
  • Develop and manage farm budgets and records relating to farming operations
  • Provide reports and analysis of operations and activities
  • Market farm produce to best advantage

For a list of key accountabilities view the full role description.

About You:

To be considered for this role, you will have:

  • Relevant qualifications in accordance with the Crown Employees (NSW Department of Industry, Skills & Regional Development) Technical Staff Award
  • A current knowledge and application of best practice farming in a commercial environment
  • A knowledge of machinery operation and experience in general farm maintenance
  • A current driver’s licence

For further information about the role please contact Peter Jessop on 02 6938 1606 or email at [email protected] 

Applying is Easy!

To apply simply attach a current resume (of no more than five pages) plus a cover letter (no more than two pages) which demonstrates how your previous experience and capabilities make you an ideal candidate for this role.

Please Note: The successful applicant will be required to undertake a health assessment and background checks as part of their pre-employment conditions before an offer on employment can be made.

Closing Date: Tuesday 18 May @11:55pm

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. If you are viewing this advertisement on LinkedIn, please click ‘Apply’ to access more information about this role via the I Work for NSW website.

Mount Murray, NSW

Agriculture, Nature & Animal


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