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Agriculture and Water Resources Vacancy N.N. 10746530
Department of Agriculture Closing date: Tuesday, 23 April 2019
Job Title: 2020 ABARES Entry Level Professional Program
Division: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: ~ $64,592
Location: Canberra - ACT
Classification: Graduate APS
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 2019/371 | Several Positions

Job Description

Duties


The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) is the research arm of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

ABARES provides professionally independent, high quality research, analysis and advice to inform policy and decision-making by government and the private sector on significant issues affecting Australia's agriculture, food and fibre industries. ABARES has capabilities in multi-disciplinary research and analysis in the fields of economics, science and social science with application across agriculture, fisheries, forestry, food and water.

We are looking for graduates with an honours–level degree in economics or in the science disciplines of statistics, mathematics, modelling, spatial analyses, fisheries, forestry or ecological sciences.

The Job
In 2020 ABARES is offering a 12 month Entry Level Professional Program. Your knowledge and skills will be developed as you will be assigned to a team of highly experienced research economists, statisticians, applied mathematicians or scientists.

Highlights of the program
As a graduate in our Entry Level Professional Program, you will:
• have a single work placement in an integrated research environment
• undertake a six week project in another area of the department
• participate in a range of formal and on-the-job training activities designed to guide your career and provide you with the tools to develop as an APS officer and as a valuable member of the ABARES team including:
o a presentation skills workshop
o ABARES specific seminars and conferences, including National Outlook and Regional Outlook
o discussion groups
o observing an ABARES farm surveys collection.
 

Eligibility


Desirable qualifications
Honours-level degree in economics or science disciplines of statistics, mathematics, modelling, spatial analyses, fisheries, forestry or ecological sciences. Postgraduate qualifications are highly desirable.

To be eligible for the ABARES Entry Level Professional Program you must:
• be an Australian citizen
• have completed an honours–level degree before commencement of the program**
• be willing to undergo and satisfy a police history check and be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Baseline level
• be willing to undergo and satisfy a pre-employment medical assessment
• be willing to relocate to Canberra
• be willing to undergo and satisfy a police history check and be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Baseline level. Can it please be amended to be willing to undergo and satisfy a police history check and be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Negative Vetting 1 level

**Please note that there is not a timeframe as to when you completed your degree. Although a minimum academic standard will not be set, grades will be taken into consideration as part of the assessment process.
 

Notes


This vacancy has been nominated for filling within the agency's graduate program. A graduate program is a structured, on the job program, designed to introduce graduates to an APS organisation. Successful applicants receive training and development, mentoring and on the job support.

About Department of Agriculture 

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources develops and implements policies and programs to ensure Australia's agricultural, fisheries, food and forestry industries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable, and supports the sustainable and productive management and use of rivers and water resources. We have around 5000 staff working in offices, airports, mail centres, shipping ports, laboratories and abattoirs; located in regional centres, rural communities and capital cities.

We are committed to fostering a diverse and flexible workplace and actively encourage applications from people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people that identify as LGBTI+.

The Department supports inclusiveness and encourages all employees regardless of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation, or age to bring their authentic self to work to achieve their full potential.

To Apply

Position Contact: Sharon Tolhurst, (02) 6272 2354
Agency Recruitment Site: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/
AGENCY INFORMATION
 
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 PS11-Thu - 14 Mar 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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