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Industry Development And Extension Officer

University of Tasmania - Burnie, TAS

Education, Childcare & Training
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Job no: 495627
Work type: Full time
Location: Burnie
Categories: Management, Farming, Animals and Conservation

Industry Development and Extension Officer

  • Full time, fixed-term position for a period of three years
  • Based in Burnie
  • Committed to further improvement to the sustainability of Tasmanian livestock farming systems

The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) was established as a University of Tasmania research institute in partnership with the Tasmanian Government and has ranked as the number one agricultural research institution in Australia (ERA). As a global leader in agriculture and food systems research, TIA delivers impact-focused RD&E along the entire agriculture and food value chain.

The Opportunity

As part of a multi-disciplinary team in TIA's Livestock Production Centre, provide leadership and support for the Centre staff, designing, and conducting industry engagement within current and proposed projects and representing TIA with industry stakeholders.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Deliver extension and communication activities within the two funded Livestock Productivity Partnership (LPP) Projects.
  • Develop TIA partnerships with red meat farmers who are implementing practice changes and collect data to monitor these changes for LPP Project Milestone reporting.
  • Conduct development activities within the DairyHIGH 2 project that explore regionally targeted pathways for non-replacement dairy calves (NRDC) to enter the beef market.
  • Explore networking opportunities within the Tasmanian red meat industry through engaging with service providers and existing red meat producer groups.
  • Contribute to the Dairy and Grazing Centre strategic planning and capacity building.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • A bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution in a relevant discipline with at least 2 years subsequent relevant experience.
  • Ability to competently undertake the practical activities associated with the design and conduct of, as well as collection and collation of data from industry engagement activities.
  • Experience utilising social media and novel communication channels to extend project findings, with associated audio-visual, and graphic design capabilities.


Appointment to this role will be at HEO 6 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $100,345 comprising base salary within the range of $79,093 to $85,765 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply:

  • To apply online, please provide your resume, cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and your responses to the position/success criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Dr Lydia Turner, Senior Research Fellow, Lydia.Turner@utas.edu.au or 6430 4509.
  • Please visit http://www.utas.edu.au/jobs/applying2 for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Thursday, 15 April 2021, 11.55pm

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.

Advertised: 25 Mar 2021 Tasmania Daylight Time
Applications close: 15 Apr 2021 Tasmania Standard Time