NSW Government Primary Industries

Chickpea Breeder

  • Location: Tamworth, NSW
  • Salary from $ 70,694.00 to $ 135,775.00 + superannuation (Professional Officer Grade 1-4)
  • Ongoing full-time role

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.

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.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Regional NSW. 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:

The Chickpea Breeder is responsible for the field evaluation of chickpea lines, to develop improved varieties that enhance the productivity and profitability of Australian chickpea growers. The successful applicant will evaluate superior chickpea breeding lines through field evaluation in crop yield and disease trials The role will use industry best practice technologies based at Chickpea Breeding Australia’s world-class Breeding & Research Facility located in Tamworth, NSW

About you:

We are looking for a go-getter to join our dedicated team. To be successful with this role you will have enthusiasm to develop technical knowledge and an understanding of plant breeding programs. In additional to your technical capabilities, you will also have strong leadership capabilities with the ability to lead and foster a strong team culture which provides opportunities for junior staff to further develop their skillset and capabilities.

The Department of Regional NSW brings together under one super-charged umbrella the skill, insights, expertise, and authority to shape a dynamic future for the state’s regional areas.??

  • The groups within our cluster work hard to identify obstacles, map solutions and drive outcomes for the people of regional NSW?
  • We are the only central government agency devoted solely to people in regional areas. With nearly 80 percent of our staff living in the community we serve, we are strategic thinkers, problem solvers, and the friend on the ground in good times and bad.?
  • Our evidence-based, collaborative approach is building thriving communities across regional NSW for generations to come??
  • We’re here for regional NSW, for the long term?

?Essential requirements:

  • Degree in Agricultural Science or equivalent
  • PhD in plant breeding or similar is highly desirable and/or demonstrated experience in plant breeding
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Willingness and ability to travel to remote locations within NSW and interstate frequently during peak periods.

Applying for the role:

For more information about the role including key accountabilities and challenges,?please view the role description?or contact Guy McMullen at guy.mcmullen@dpi.nsw.gov.au or on 0428 256 544.

Apply by submitting a current resume and a brief cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

Advertising closes Tuesday 6 February 2023 at 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.?





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