Primary Industries

  • Ongoing (permanent) full time role
  • Location – Armidale, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo or Queanbeyan
  • Attractive salary ranging from $137,826 to $142,087 pa + super

Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Regional NSW. We encourage applications from people with a range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This includes differences in culture, gender, sexual orientation, language and disability status or other attributes. The Department of Regional NSW is a workplace where everyone is able to contribute and participate to their full potential, and we are proud to have a team that reflects the richness and complexity of the regional NSW communities we serve.

About the Role

This brand new position in NSW DPI’s Agriculture branch will lead DPI programs to support development of the pork, poultry meat and egg industries in NSW. The role will provide strategic guidance and operational support to DPI staff members supporting these industries, as well as coordinating policy advice and industry engagement.

The role has two direct reports and will supervise post-graduate students and casual staff as required.

The role will work closely with DPI’s Biosecurity and Food Safety branch on programs to maintain the biosecurity, food safety and animal welfare of the pork, poultry meat and egg industries.


About you

We’re seeking someone with a degree or post graduate qualifications in agriculture or science-based disciplines. You’ll also need a current NSW Driver License and the ability and willingness to travel.

To be successful in this role you will need to have knowledge of the NSW pork, poultry meat and egg industries and their farming systems, key profit drivers and factors impacting on productivity and sustainability and ability to lead the development and delivery of research and industry development projects.

You will have the demonstrated capacity to build and maintain collaborative relationships with key stakeholders and partners including farmers and industry organisations, research and development corporations, other government agencies and across NSW DPI to deliver business objectives.

You will be able to provide expert and timely advice to inform NSW Government policy and legislation relevant to the pork, poultry meat and egg industries.


About us

The Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW) was formed in April 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. At the Department, we are focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable New South Wales with thriving natural environments and strong primary industries. We are the stewards of our state’s physical and environmental assets – both natural and built – and we work hard every day to ensure New South Wales continues to flourish.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) supports the development of profitable primary industries that create a more prosperous NSW and contributes to a better environment through the sustainable use of natural resources.

Within NSW DPI, Agriculture (DPI Ag) leads agricultural industry development through extension, science and research, industry policy and regulatory compliance functions to foster sustainable and economic agricultural industries.


Why work for Department of Regional NSW?

Exciting career pathways and opportunities

We offer vibrant and exciting career paths for people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. Once you join the NSW Government, you’ll be supported to develop your skills and expertise through ongoing training, and opportunities to move easily from role to role, and agency to agency across the entire NSW government.


Providing a safe, supportive, ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace for our people is one of our priorities. We run a variety of programs and provide a range of supporting resources to ensure the wellbeing of all our people.

Our people

Join DRNSW and you’ll be joining a team of more than 4,000 passionate people spread across a diverse range of disciplines and functions including – public works, land services, fisheries, agriculture and biosecurity. If you’re motivated and passionate about making a difference to the people of regional NSW we invite you to become part of our story.


Applying for the role

If this sounds like the perfect job for you, simply submit a cover letter and current resume outlining your experience and capabilities relevant to the role.

If you would like to hear more about this role please contact Alex Russell on alex.russell@dpi.nsw.gov.au.

Alternatively, view the full role description.


Applications close 11:55pm, Thursday 30th June 2022


A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next 18 months.

  • Full Time
  • Dubbo
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • 30-06-2022
  • Contact: contact Alex Russell
  • Email: alex.russell@dpi.nsw.gov.au
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  • Pay: Attractive salary ranging from $137,826 to $142,087 pa + super
  • Primary Industries