Farm Assistant Job at Primary Industries – in Riverina NSW

Job Description

Full time ongoing (permanent) position

Salary from $53,498 to $58,955 + super

Located at Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute

Unique opportunity for ongoing employment working in a team performing farm and field activities for the NSW DPI

We?encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability.?We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We?provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this 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.

What you will be doing

NSW Department of Primary Industries has a great opportunity for a Farm Assistant to join the team at the Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute.

In your new role as Farm Assistant, you will perform farming and field maintenance activities for the Department including commercial and research horticulture and livestock activities and farm asset maintenance, working as part of a team supervised by the Farm Manager.

About the Role

In this role you will be required to:
Undertake general crop, pasture, animal and farm operations

Horticultural activities such as irrigation scheduling, pruning, herbicide and insecticide spraying, harvest, and cover cropping

Handle livestock and maintain the welfare of farm animals

Operate and maintain tractors and other farm equipment

Maintain farm and grounds as required including fencing, road works maintenance, and repair of Department buildings, plant and structures

Accurately record details of stock, paddock, chemical and machinery usage and of maintenance

Work as part of a team to support the research work of the Department

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate that you have:

Chemical Accreditation AQF3

A current NSW driver’s licence

Current forklift licence or eligibility to obtain

Apply now

All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a cover letter telling us why you’re a great fit.

As part of this recruitment process you will be required to undertake a Pre-Employment Health Assessment to determine your ability to perform the duties required.

Please note that NSW Government expects all NSW government sector employees who can be safely vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine to do so.

Applications close at 11.55pm Sunday 31st October, 2021

Why work for Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW)?

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.

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.

About Company

Company: Primary Industries –

Company Location:  Riverina NSW

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