Business & Technology (Dairy) Advisor - Teagasc/Kerry Joint Programme

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority - Teagasc

Location: Killarney/Tralee within the Kerry / Limerick Advisory Region. Servicing the Kerry milk supplier Catchment, other offices in the Kerry catchment will also be considered for a location base.

Grade/Salary: Agricultural Development Officer, Grade 1, with a starting salary of €33,056 per annum. The current salary scale is €33,056 to €64,337.

Temporary Contract appointment, the indicative duration of which is three years.

The indicative duration may be impacted where there are delays prior to appointment or where the project ends early or ceases for whatever reason including but not limited to withdrawal or expiry of the sanction for this post, withdrawal or termination of funding by the funding agency or otherwise at any stage during the life of the project. 

Background:

To carry out advisory duties under the Teagasc/Kerry Agri-Business Dairy Joint Industry Programme, specifically providing on farm advice to programme participants, assisting with monitor farm programme and public events and supporting initiatives aimed at non-discussion group participants. This programme will concentrate on improving the technical and financial performance of supplier farms with an overall objective of achieving increased productivity and profitability in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Person Specification

Note: The ‘Essential’ qualifications, skills and knowledge outlined below are ‘must-have’ which will be used in the shortlisting process.

Essential Qualifications

  • Applicants must hold a relevant Level 8 Degree in Agriculture Science or equivalent, to include animal and crop husbandry as major components.

How to Apply

An Application Form for this position can be accessed on the Teagasc website at www.teagasc.ie/careers.

Completed Application Forms should be TYPED, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to teagascjobs@clark.ie no later than 12 midnight on Wednesday 14 February 2018.

Please state relevant reference code in all correspondence. Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify. The details contained above are subject to change without notice.

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