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Agricultural Economist

IPA have an exciting opportunity available for our Rockhampton client.

Our State Government Department client is looking for an Agricultural Economist to join their team in Rockhampton.

The successful candidate will be employed by IPA on a labour hire basis, contracted to the Department.

The role will extend until June 2025 with potential of extension.

The rate on offer will be $61.49 / hour and the position will be full time hours Monday to Friday (36.25 hours / week).

The position does involve frequent travel to regional areas, therefore you will need to have the flexibility to be able to travel. This is always pre-planned with notice.

A work vehicle, meals and accommodation will be supplied.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Using appropriate economic methodologies to undertake economic analyses (gross margin analysis, cost benefit analysis, partial budgeting, risk analysis, bio-economic models, etc.) to evaluate a wide range of contemporary agricultural production activities, natural resource management initiatives and policy issues.
  • Utilising and providing training to graziers and beef extension officers in the use of economic decision support tools.
  • Visiting producers to gather property and herd information and develop scenarios to evaluate the implications to farm profitability from implementing relevant grazing management strategies and options.
  • Utilise economic results and findings to prepare case studies, reports, papers, factsheets and other communication material.
  • Presenting and extending economic findings and other information to farmers at workshops, field days, one-on-one and via other communication methods to help inform decision-making, assist with business planning and facilitating improved farm profitability and sustainability.
  • Undertaking required projects and activities by self-organising workflow priorities to ensure project milestones are delivered on time and positive outcomes achieved.
  • Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships (in multi-disciplinary teams) with landholders, project partners, industry organisations, colleagues, natural resource management groups, universities and other government agencies.

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in:
    • Economics OR
    • Business OR
    • Agriculture (including economics/business)

  • Drivers Licence
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as within the team
  • Highly organised with well-developed time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure

This role requires the ability to build relationships with a wide range of people and fostering collaboration between the teams.

If you are passionate about what you do and want to work with a great supportive business, please apply now to be considered for this exciting opportunity.

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