First listed on: 17 July 2017

Regional Research Agronomist 

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is the Victorian Government’s lead agency for creating the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment. Our role is to increase jobs, investment, exports and opportunities; stimulate innovation, competitiveness, and confidence; and support sustainability.

The Department is committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, and support ways of working that help employees balance work and home life.  The Department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

The Department offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.


  • $92,253 – $111,619 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term, Three Years
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Mildura (flexibility may be available)

The position of Regional Research Agronomist is part of the Agriculture Victoria Research Division’s Plant Production Sciences Branch in the Employment, Investment & Trade Group.

The Employment, Investment and Trade Group delivers programs and services to grow the Victorian economy.  Its focus is on creating jobs and raising incomes through industry development, targeted investment and increasing the export value of Victorian firms.

In this position, you will –

  • Work in the low rainfall grain production zone of southern Australia.
  • Develop regional access to agronomy skills.
  • Improve adoption of research outcomes by industry.
  • Design and implement crop agronomy field trails and demonstrations.

The successful applicant will have extensive research and development experience in grain production agronomy in low rainfall zones, and an awareness of production issues.  They will have broad experience of research, development and practice change principles and practices applicable to the grains sector, and be an experienced project manager.  Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills are needed, as are well-developed oral and written communication skills.  A degree in science, agricultural science, or an equivalent science qualification relevant to grain crop production is required for this position.

Located on the Murray River, the multicultural regional city of Mildura has a median house price of $255,000 and offers affordable housing, excellent recreational and educational facilities. 

For a confidential discussion, please call James Nuttall, Senior Regional Research Agronomist, on 03 5362 2162 or 0409 423 541.

For further information on the position, including a position description, and to apply please visit and refer to 020602.

In addition to a CV, applicants are advised to provide a document outlining their skills and experience relating to the Key Selection Criteria listed in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 30 July 2017 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.
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