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Dairy extension officer DairyNSW

  • Permanent Part Time (0.4 FTE), flexible working arrangements
  • Work out of your home office
  • Opportunity to drive positive outcomes for dairy farmers
  • Competitive package on offer
  • Must be located in central west NSW

Dairy Australia is the national services body for the dairy industry. Our role is to help farmers adapt to a changing operating environment, and achieve a profitable, sustainable dairy industry. We act as the ‘investment arm’ of the industry, investing and partnering in projects that can’t be done efficiently by individual farmers or companies.  Dairy Australia supports extension and education services in NSW through the Regional Development Program, Dairy NSW.

Reporting to the Dairy NSW Regional Manager, the main objectives of the Regional Extension Officer is to ensure that research, development, extension and education investments drive a more profitable, sustainable and competitive dairy farming sector.

We are recruiting for a self-motivated individual who shows initiative and is capable of working autonomously. The appointed individual must be able to build strong relationships with farmers and industry whilst delivering innovative, effective and collaborative regional dairy extension activities in NSW.

Your success in this challenging role will depend on your:  

Ability to relate to farmers, service providers, industry influencers, government & private sector providers & to demonstrate understanding of their needs related to the dairy industry;

  • Confidence with networking and building relationships with various stakeholder groups;
  • Farm systems and technical knowledge;
  • Proven ability to plan, organise and meet set deadlines;
  • Capacity to work independently and within a team environment;
  • Excellent facilitation & written communications skills, including report writing; and
  • Flexibility to regularly travel between farms and farming groups located in NSW, specifically in the central west regions of Wagga Wagga, Dubbo and Cowra/ Forbes. 

If you have the skills and experience mentioned above, as well as tertiary qualification in agricultural, veterinary or environmental science or approved equivalent or demonstrated experience in agriculture, project implementation, training and development we would like to hear from you.

For further information about the role please contact Adela Culda on 0439 555 322.

To submit your expression of interest for this opportunity, send your cover letter and resume to recruitment@dairyaustralia.com.au. Applications close at 5pm Friday 29 September 2017.

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