PO3 - Agricultural Economist

Location: Rockhampton
Job Type: Contract
Industry: Temporary/Contract Recruitment
Reference: 600918
Job Published: 13 days ago
We are seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic, and motivated individual for PO3 – Agricultural Economist role to contribute to a government role.  

One position is to be in Rockhampton, and the other position in Mareeba.

Contract Details
Hourly rate: PO3.1 is $61.49 (in line with guide)
Contract Ending:
  • February 2025 (with possibility of extension) for the Mareeba role.
  • 30 June 2025 (with possibility of extension) for the Rockhampton role.
Responsibilities 
  • Use appropriate economic methodologies to undertake economic analyses of contemporary agricultural production and policy issues.
  • Provide training to graziers and beef extension officers in the use of economic decision support tools.
  • Visit producers to gather property and herd information to evaluate the implications to farm profitability.
  • Utilise economic results and findings to prepare case studies, reports, papers, factsheets, and other communication material.
  • Present economic findings and other information to farmers.
  • Undertake required projects and activities to ensure project is delivered on time.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all stakeholders and other government agencies.
Essential Skills:
  • Applied experience in agriculture and/or a passion to advance the agricultural sector will be highly regarded.
  • Good time management and organisational skills to assist in the coordination of multiple recruitment processes concurrently.
  • Well-developed Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word skills.
  • Ability to use judgement and discretion with confidential information.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills
Mandatory requirements to this role are:
  • Class C drivers’ licence.
If you possess strong administrative skills, a safety-driven work ethic, and a passion for innovation, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. To express your interest, please click the 'Apply' icon below to submit your updated resume. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all applications are treated with complete confidentiality. We thank you for your application however, due to the volume of applicants only successful applicants will be contacted.