Job offer in Ireland Contract Technician – Precision Dairy at The Agriculture and Food Development Authority

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority – Teagasc

Grade/Salary: Technician, with a starting salary of €28,220 per annum. The current salary scale is €28,220 to €38,373.

Starting pay will be at the minimum of the scale per Government Circular E100/8/82.  Exceptional circumstances may apply for candidates with current or previous service in the public sector (including Teagasc).

Remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government Policy.

Post Type: Temporary Funded Contract post, the indicative duration of which is 16 months, subject to contract.

A panel may be formed from which future similar vacancies may be filled.

Basic Function:          

To work on an SFI funded project with aim of integrating smart technologies within pasture based systems of milk production. The successful candidate will be working to integrate precision technologies with grass based dairy farming in Ireland.

The candidate will also collaborate with research scientists from Telecommunications Systems and Software group (TSSG) as well as with commercial companies in this space. The role will require working with PhD students, research scientists and commercial companies to develop and implement smart solutions on dairy farms.

Person Specification

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

Essential Qualifications

  • Candidates must have a Level 6 qualification in agriculture ICT or a related discipline.
  • People and resource management skills.

Desirable Qualifications

  • A Level 7 qualification in agriculture or ICT would be a distinct advantage
  • Experience working with biological sensors

How to Apply

A detailed job description and application form for this position can be accessed on the Teagasc Website at

Completed application forms should be TYPED and saved in PDF format and submitted by email to no later than Monday 29th of May 2017.

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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* Salary has been converted at the prevailing rate on the date placed