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Environment and Energy Vacancy N.N. 10715125
Bureau of Meteorology Closing date: Thursday, 16 November 2017
Job Title: Agriculture Program Officer
Division: Business Solutions
Branch: Agriculture
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $76,025 - $86,438
Location: Sydney - NSW; Brisbane - QLD
Classification: APS Level 6
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 13634

Job Description


The Bureau of Meteorology is an agency in the Environment portfolio of the Australian Government.

The Bureau provides critical guidance to the Australian public regarding weather conditions, frequently in the context of extreme weather and the provision of warning information. In addition, many aspects of the wider environment are affected by weather conditions, including agriculture, physical infrastructure, health and wellbeing and the economy.

Recently the Bureau of Meteorology underwent significant changes including a revised strategic direction with a focus on specific sectors of the economy. One such sector is agriculture.

We are seeking a dynamic, flexible and largely self managed individual to join a small team that will engage and collaborate with key players in the sector that have weather, climate or water sensitivities in their businesses. Together with the capabilities of the Bureau as a whole, the team will be expected to problem solve and develop solutions that will ultimately provide value and improve productivity in the agriculture sector.

The ideal candidate is expected to have excellent communication skills and ability to connect effectively with external customers and internal stakeholders. The candidate must be able to work closely with customers and extract in depth knowledge of their business models and operations with a view to developing innovative solutions and services.



1. A degree or diploma of an Australian institution, or a comparable overseas qualification, which is appropriate to the duties; OR
2. Eligibility for graduate membership of, or registration by, a professional body, which is appropriate to the duties AND a graduate diploma in Librarianship of an Australian institution, or a comparable overseas qualification which is appropriate to the duties; OR
3. Other comparable qualifications, which are appropriate to the duties.



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About Bureau of Meteorology 

The Bureau of Meteorology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, come from non-English speaking backgrounds or have a disability may wish to indicate this in their application so that the selection advisory committee can be appropriately structured. We are looking for highly qualified/experienced people who are interested in working in a dynamic organisation that offers a challenging work environment and excellent opportunities for development and advancement.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: Peter Stone, 07 3239 8797,
Position Contact: Peter Stone, 07 3239 8797
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS44-Thu - 02 Nov 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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