OUTSTATION OVERSEER Paraway Pastoral Company – Davenport DownsSpringvale is the outstation of Davenport Downs, the aggregation is 1.5 million hectares of prime growing country. Springvale is located 125km south-east of Boulia in Western Queensland and is 398,000 hectares, predominantly used as the grower block for the aggregation with an average of 10,000 head of weaner steers being received from Armraynald, Gregory Downs and Rocklands each year. These steers are grown out and moved onto Davenport the following year to fatten, destined for the feeder, export or slaughter markets. Paraway have an opportunity for an Overseer seeking a career in a challenging and rewarding environment in the Channel Country. Strong emphasis is placed on a positive attitude, team culture and a safe working environment. This role is ideally suited for a senior headstockperson ready to take the next step in their career in which we can support their growth and development.The role will be based at Springvale and report directly to the Station Manager, sharing the responsibility for day to day station activities required for the operation of the aggregation. As part of the leadership team at Davenport, the position may be required to represent Paraway at industry events, will supervise/ mentor staff and ensure the Station Manager is kept up to date on station activities. The ideal candidate will have a good aptitude for animal husbandry practices including core nutrition, mustering and water maintenance, be competent in record keeping and computer/technology. Importantly we are seeking a team player and a strong communicator. The successful applicant will require:Experience in and commitment to best practice livestock handling and productionPasture management and feed budgeting or willingness to learnEffective communication skillsAbility to think innovatively and contribute to the work programAbility to lead and train staff across all facets of station responsibilitiesAbility to manage the maintenance of vehicles and infrastructureStrong organisational skills and attention to detailBasic understanding of budgeting or a willingness to learnA diligent approach to WH&S. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience.Telephone enquiries are encouraged so please contact Station Manager, Ross Myhill on (07) 46 573 033.Please note candidates may be required to undergo background screening including reference checks. It is also a requirement that prior to commencing on station, staff are immunised against Q Fever. Applications close Friday 29th November 2019.
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