Technical Officer (Data and Digital) Global Digital Farm (GDF) Job at Charles Sturt University – Wagga Wagga NSW

Reference no: 495499

Work type: Fixed Term – Full Time

Location: Wagga Wagga

Categories: Technical Officer

Play a key role in developing Australia’s first commercial-scale, teaching, research and innovation farm with a focus on hands-free solutions.

Work with some of Australia’s leading researchers in agricultural innovation.

On-the-job training in farm operations as well as new technologies related to hands-free farming in the context of a practical commercial farming operation.

The Role

Fixed term (up to 3 years), Full Time

Level 6 – $81,222 to $87,853 pa (plus 17% superannuation)

Wagga Wagga

You will provide technical support for research, development, teaching and extension activities. The position will support the Director, ensuring the effective management and safe delivery of all activities associated with the Global Digital Farm.

You will assist in establishing and maintaining key onsite infrastructure such as sensor networks and associated mobile and static field equipment, data hosting infrastructure and coordinating research activity related to the Global Digital Farm, including daily project management, record keeping, budgetary controls, compliance and maintenance.

To be successful you will have:
Experience in, or appetite for, working with agtech equipment and data such as mobile and static plant, soil, animal, water and climate sensors, field surveying equipment related to precision agriculture and point to point telecommunications such as LoRA and Wifi

Knowledge of and ability to ensure Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation and appropriate Ethics and Best Practice principles are applied appropriately to activities in a work area

Ability to work both independently and within a productive and collegial team environment

Experience in implementing risk management systems within the work environment

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Evidence of having received a full course of a COVID-19 vaccination approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration is required as a condition of entry onto Charles Sturt University campuses. Accordingly, evidence of vaccination or a valid exemption is a condition of employment at Charles Sturt University.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The University has committed to establishing the Global Digital Fram (GDF), encapsulating the Charles Sturt commercial farm (1800 ha) at Wagga. The GDF has as its mission to unlock the power of data, digital technology and world-leading research in demonstrating our sustainable farming future. It will bring together education/outreach, technology innovation and farming/food production stakeholders together into a single, operating framework.

Charles Sturt University offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. This is demonstrated through our Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice Citation and our Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award. Charles Sturt is also a participating member in the Australian Workplace Equality Index. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQA+; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the Position Description or by contacting:

Professor David Lamb | Adjunct Research Professor | [email protected] | Ph: 0428 886 088


Jonathan Medway | Senior Research Fellow in Precision Agriculture | [email protected] | Ph: 0427 254 760

Closing Date: 11 pm, 14 June 2022

Advertised: 30 May 2022 09:00 AM – AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 14 Jun 2022 11:00 PM – AUS Eastern Standard Time

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