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Agricultural Economist

  • Minimum 2 year contracts

  • Positions based in Great Barrier Reef Region

  • Government Department

A number of 2 year contract positions based in North Queensland focusing on rural economic development.

Your new company
This government department promotes a profitable agriculture industry across Queensland supporting industry development by way of policy, strategy and legislative development.

Your new role
Working within a North Queensland team that look after rural economic development your position will be involved in various projects targeted on agri-business and environmental performance. Your primary focus will be the economic evaluation of production systems within sugarcane and beef.

The position is front facing liaising directly with farm owners and agri-business clients to evaluate production systems, identify economic and technical issues and conduct economic data analysis to produce reports and deliver on project outcomes.

The projects are committed to developing more economically, environmentally and socially sustainable farming and grazing systems for the region.

What you'll need to succeed
To be successful for this position you must be degree qualified in a relevant discipline which may include business, economics or accounting and be able to summarise a business applying economic methodology. Experience in the agriculture industry is not essential however an understanding and interest in the area is preferred. You will have strong communication skills to communicate clearly and effectively to a range of audiences.

This position will suit a graduate or intermediately experienced economist and deliverables and training will be adapted to suit.

What you'll get in return
In return you will work for a department that is committed to the development of more economically, environmentally and socially sustainable farming and grazing systems.

This organisation will offer extensive training for candidates who are qualified and interested in the field of agriculture.

Positions are located in various locations in North Queensland and are approximately 2 year contracts with possible extension. The salary range for these positions is between $78,000 - 86,000/pa + superannuation.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.

For more information please contact Georgina Morey, recruitment expert in Senior Finance on 0747715100 or email georgina.morey@hays.com.au

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Date Posted
Townsville, QLD 4810
Job Type
Full Time, Permanent
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