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Agricultural Assistant - Dakabin State High School

Education - Moreton Island, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
An exciting opportunity exists for a energetic, motivated and knowledgeable individual to join the team at Dakabin State High School as a Agricultural Assistant. The start date for this position will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
Job Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full-time
Location: Moreton Bay - South
Yearly Salary: $50039 - $54082
Contact Name: Julie Hall
Contact Number: (07) 3491 5444
Closing Date: 20-JUN-21

Image Courtesy of Dakabin State High School

About the School:
Dakabin State High School was established in 1978 and is located on the northern side of Brisbane approximately 30 kilometres from the Central Business District. The school has a signature Agricultural Program enriched by a well-established 8 Hectare farm on the school property and nearby 16 hectare offsite paddock. We are renowned for our cattle and sheep showing programs that revolve around our registered Australian Lowline, Squaremeater and Suffolk Sheep studs. We have Aquaponic, hydroponics and grow vegetables traditionally.

About the Role:
As the Agricultural Assistant you will have responsibility for the following:

Preparation of all agricultural field sites and agricultural machinery, equipment and materials.
Planting, watering and care of crops and market gardens and related duties including regular physical maintenance and the use of appropriate insecticides and fertilisers where necessary.
Care and feeding of animals, cleaning cages and pens and related duties.
Take simple measurements, for example, weighing crop yields.
Order and/or collect general agricultural supplies and materials as authorised by the Head of Department, Principal or nominated delegate.
Animal husbandry, crop and soil improvement and enhancement activities.
Preparation and maintenance of field study sites by establishing and repairing fences, gates and soil maintenance.
Arrange regular servicing and maintenance of agricultural machinery and equipment to ensure compliance with warranty and safety requirements.
Maintain store rooms, machinery sheds and field laboratories in a functional, safe and orderly manner.
Maintain plant rooms, glasshouses and aquariums.
Maintain the stock book for petrol, LP gas, insecticides, herbicides, fertilisers and chemicals used in agricultural activities.
Removal and disposal of animal waste and associated materials.
Removal and/or disposal of agricultural equipment rubbish as required.
Collect and/or receive deliveries of agricultural materials, unpack, check invoices and appropriately store and monitor petrol, LP gas, insecticides, herbicides, fertilisers, chemicals and associated supplies and prepare requisitions.
Conduct annual stocktake of materials and equipment within the agricultural department.
Organise the distribution and collection of class sets of tools, equipment and materials for practical work.
Provide support to teachers during practical agricultural class activities.
General assistance with teaching material for agricultural classes.
Monitor safety and first aid requirements within the agricultural department.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:
Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. For more information please CLICK HERE.
Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information please CLICK HERE.

To apply please attach the following:
A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the 'How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.

Moreton Island, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency


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