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Spyglass Beef Research Facility covers 38,300 hectares. It is approximately 110km north of Charters Towers on the Gregory Development Road and 130km west of Townsville via the Hervey Range Road.


This facility plays a leading role into research to advance tropical and subtropical beef production and ecosystem management, as well as hosting development, extension, education and training programs. These are vital for the future profitability and sustainability of Queensland’s beef industry.


The facility is seeking a Senior Livestock Supervisor to join the team who meets the below credentials/ requirements.

SALARY: $86,537 - $91,912


START DATE: Immediate


JOB DESCRIPTION:  Operating from within Research Infrastructure, Agri-Science Queensland, this is a Senior Livestock technical “hands-on”  2IC role taking responsibility for supervision of daily operations and maintenance of resources including livestock, farm staff, plant and equipment to support to research, development and extension projects conducted on and from Spyglass Beef Research Facility.  You will be involved in and provide technical expertise to ensure scientific integrity of these RD&D projects. You will be reporting to the Manager.

WHAT YOU WILL DO | Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supervise a team on a research cattle facility to ensure delivery of an effective and safe work environment, including oversight of after-hours and weekend security

  • Assist the Research Facility Manager in the development and implementation of business plans for the provision of facilities and livestock and where appropriate the conduct of a profitable commercial cattle business

  • Assist the Research Facility Manager in the development and implementation of a risk management program including workplace health and safety, fire management, weed control and waste management

  • Contribute to the Research Facility quality assurance and cattle recording systems including Cattlecare, Chemwatch and PAM programs

  • Implement facility operational and resource plans including service, repair and maintenance of plant and equipment, a rotational program for the use of paddocks, water availability and distribution, supplement feeds, animal welfare in accordance with animal ethics standards for project and operational purposes

  • Build, and maintain networks and consultative relationships foster good working relationships with key stakeholders

​WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: For this role, we will consider how well you demonstrate the leadership competencies focussing on key competencies, which include:

  • Leads strategically

Thinks critically and acts on the broader purpose of the system

  • Leads change in complex environments

Embraces change and leads with focus and optimism in an environment of

complexity and ambiguity

  • Makes insightful decisions

Makes considered, ethical and courageous decisions based on insight into the

broader context


  • A Diploma or Associate Diploma in Agricultural or Animal Sciences or equivalent.

  • A current “C” class drivers’ licence.

  • Class R and HR licence, front end loader, dozer and grader ticket are preferred


  • A three bedroom family residence may be available to the successful applicant  

  • Flexible working options

  • Rewards and recognition programs

  • Great superannuation and salary sacrificing options


Applying online through the Smart jobs and careers website,, is the preferred means to submit an application. To do this, click 'Apply online' on the job ad. You will need to create a My SmartJob account before submitting your online application.

Upload a one to two-page pitch or cover letter briefly describing how you meet the key competencies required for the role, along with your current resume detailing your previous work or voluntary experience, including two referees who have personally observed you displaying the key competencies required for this role. 


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