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Get Your Start as an Extension Officer at Cape York NRM

Are you passionate about agriculture?

Are you passionate about working to protect the Great Barrier Reef?

Are you a recent graduate looking to widen your industry experience?

If this sounds like you, applications are open for a 12-month, paid, agricultural extension traineeship with Cape York Natural Resource Management (Cape York NRM).

The trainee will help to reduce the risk of excess nutrients, pesticides and sediments from agricultural runoff impacting reef water quality, receive mentoring from experienced advisors, undertake training and development and engage with growers and graziers.

Cape York NRM CEO John Gavin said this was an unmissable opportunity for an early career extension officer.

‘This is an unparalleled opportunity to be mentored by experienced extension practitioners and engage with primary producers to improve land management practices on Cape York,’ he said.

‘The trainee will gain increased knowledge of land management, water quality, soil health, and nutrient and pest management, work with landholders to facilitate social, environmental and productivity change, and work with an experienced team to develop and implement a 12-month work program that supports landholders to adopt practices that improve water quality.

‘Cape York’s experienced and committed team works with land and sea managers, Traditional Custodians, growers, graziers and ranger groups on a wide variety of programs that enhance Cape York's land, waterways, coast and sea, and addresses a range of issues including agricultural productivity, fire management and climate change.

‘The Cape York NRM position is one of six traineeships across the Great Barrier Reef catchments. We acknowledge the Queensland Farmers’ Federation Agricultural Work Placement Program which made this position possible.

‘I encourage all early career extension officers to apply for this role, which will provide a solid base for an ongoing career in natural resource management and make a real and sustainable difference to the health of the Great Barrier Reef.’

The position, which will commence in May 2019, is based at Cape York NRM’s Atherton office and will involve travel across the Cape York region. Applications close 21 January 2019.

To discuss this opportunity please contact Milena Gongora on or (07) 3837 4733.

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