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This is a great opportunity for a person that wants a job that has endless variety. Situated between the Douglas and the iconic Daly Rivers, the Douglas Daly Research Farm is a mixed farming research and demonstration facility focusing on beef cattle production and improved pasture development and performance.

Job Type:

Fixed Vacancy 2 years


Technical Officer 2 - Remuneration Package $75,039 - $84,902​


Immediate Start


7th March 2024

Job Description:

  • You will be assisting the Farm Manager to undertake the daily farm activities with an emphasis on the day-to-day coordination of the Douglas Daly Research Farm livestock and associated research trials.

  • The Douglas Daly Research Farm provides facilities to conduct agricultural research; the most important aspect of this position is to the maintenance and operations of farm facilities and equipment, assisting with livestock management and data collection activities.



Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

Key duties and responsibilities include (see job description for full list):

  1. Operation and maintenance of station machinery and equipment.
  2. Maintenance of station infrastructure including spraying, mowing, grounds and tree maintenance.
  3. Undertake day-to-day coordination of the Douglas Daly Research Farm livestock and data collection activities.
  4. Undertake accurate data recording activities and maintain farm records.
  5. Assist the Farm Manager to support extension activities such as field days and demonstrations.
  6. Assist in farm development activities including ground and infrastructure maintenance.
  7. Be familiar with and adhere to safe work practices and willing to work outside of standard hours when required.

Job Requirements:

Essential selection criteria includes (see job description for full list):

  1. An appropriate Qualification in Agriculture or a related field or considerable relevant experience.
  2. Experience with farm operations, livestock handling, data collection, storage and management.
  3. An understanding of animal husbandry and agricultural practices.
  4. A strong ability to handle cows and calves in a low stress manner and experience with assisted calving.
  5. Proven experience in grounds maintenance and the operation and maintenance of farm machinery.

Job Benefits:

Employment comes with an air-conditioned two-bedroom unit on site as you reside as part of a team on farm.


To find out more about the role, please contact Jamie Marschall, Farm Manager on 0408 629 401 or | Quote vacancy number: 38775 | When applying please note:

Atomic NT Gov 20230124 | CL 20230216 | New ad 20240209

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