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Industry Recovery Officers

Classification: AO4


Working with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and local Councils in North West Queensland, you will be part of a team who delivers industry development and extension activities to help accelerate the primary production sector’s recovery from the recent monsoon floods, and promote the region’s long-term profitability and productivity.  The positions will:

  • Assist primary producers to access recovery information, and apply for government and non-government assistance measures;
  • With the support of professional officers from DAF, Rural Financial Counselling Service and other relevant agencies, provide access to technical advice to further aid recovery, and provide advice to improve resilience to future natural disasters;
  • Help local governments deliver the relevant components of the local government recovery plans to the rural sector; and
  • Provide a referral service to financial counselling, social support services, health and other disaster related programs.

Benefits of working for us

Employment type

Temporary full-time positions until 30 June 2020 with the possibility of extension.  Part time proposals will be considered

Salary per annum

$69,332 per annum full time equivalent

Primary location

Up to five full time equivalents at various locations depending on arrangements with the successful applicants.  Potential locations include: Burketown, Cloncurry, Hughenden, Julia Creek, Normanton, Richmond, Winton or adjacent communities

Business group

Agriculture/Agri-Science Queensland

Closing date


Contact for further information

Dr David Phelps, Flood Recovery Coordinator 0427 270 259

How to apply

Email a copy of your resume and a short (one-two page) letter outlining your suitability for the role by addressing the key capabilities to the Flood Recovery Coordinator,


You’ll be good at

While we’re deciding if you’re the right person for the job, you’ll be assessed on the following key capabilities that relate to the above tasks you will do:

  • Ability to identify critical recovery issues and opportunities to improve the profitability and environmental performance of grazing enterprises in North West Queensland. (Functional/Technical)
  • Encourages collaboration with peers and is seen as a team player and cooperative. (Peer Relationships)
  • High level verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, relates well to people at all levels, uses diplomacy and tact, uses sound judgment on sensitive and confidential issues, builds constructive and effective relationships within a team environment. (Interpersonal Savvy)
  • Analyses, interprets and solves difficult problems, engaging team and management input to provide accurate and timely solutions. (Problem Solving).

You must have

Mandatory requirements/special conditions for this role include

  • Experience and/or local knowledge of the grazing industry and the community in North West Queensland is desirable.
  • A current “C” class driver’s licence or equivalent is mandatory.
  • The position will require frequent travel for extended periods across north Queensland.

What we do

DAF promotes profitable agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries for Queensland. DAF employs over 2000 people in areas including policy development, leading-edge science, biosecurity, fisheries, forestry management, trade and export. Further information is available from the department’s website at and our social media accounts.

The Agriculture group drives policy, strategy and legislation to support agriculture and fisheries industry development. It also delivers innovative, practical solutions through smart science and extension in collaboration with a range of partners

How to apply

To apply for this role, you will need to submit the following:

  • A cover letter, describing one or two activities that you’ve been involved with that can prove to us that you possess the key capabilities mentioned above. Your response must be no longer than two pages.
  • Your current resume detailing your previous work or voluntary experience including two referees who have personally observed you displaying the key capabilities required for this role.

Additional information

  • A three month probationary period may apply to successful candidates.
  • The chief executive of a department may request an employee change the location of their employment.
  • Travel across regional Queensland is a requirement of this role.
  • Candidates may be subject to a criminal history or probity check during the selection process.
  • The recommended applicant will be required to disclose any previous serious disciplinary action.
  • Newly appointed public service employees are obliged to disclose within one month of starting duty, a disclosure of employment as a lobbyist in the previous two years.
  • Applications may remain current for 12 months and may be considered for other vacancies.
  • The skill descriptions are based on Lominger International’s LEADERSHIP ARCHITECT® Lominger Limited, Inc., and are used with the express permission of Lominger International.