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Careers at QRAA

Our people make a difference to rural and regional Queensland

Joining our passionate team means an opportunity to learn, further your career (no matter which stage you’re at), have your ideas heard and make a difference for rural and regional Queenslanders every day.

From regionally based field officers to those in our Brisbane office, we work together to provide specialist financial services on behalf of the Queensland and Australian governments – all for the development of a stronger, more productive rural and regional sector.

Our team enjoys flexible working arrangements, employee assistance and benefits programs, rewarding training opportunities, and a healthy balance between work and life commitments.

Current Vacancies

Loans Analyst, Program Delivery Support - A04

QRAA is seeking a dynamic and motivated Loans Analyst to work within our Program Delivery Services division. As a permanent role this is a wonderful opportunity to join a stable and highly experienced team who are passionate about developing the next generation of rural finance professionals.

As a Loans Analyst you will:

  • Create meaningful insight from complex financial data (e.g. balance sheets, profit & loss statements, livestock trading schedules and cash flows);
  • Complete the financial analysis in an accurate and timely manner;
  • Communicate effectively with applicants and internal stakeholders;
  • Complete annual reviews for existing QRAA clients;
  • Contribute to grant assessment in times of natural disasters;
  • Complete documentation and securities processing as required; and
  • Other duties as directed for the smooth delivery of QRAA's financial assistance programs.

For a full position description and to apply, please visit SmartJobs.

Please note from 1 July 2017 QRAA shall be known as the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA). This will not have any impact on the role advertised.

Does a QRAA career sound right for you?

Our diverse workforce is made up of a wide range of disciplines, with positions at all skill levels across human resources, marketing, policy, administration, information technology, finance and more.

In addition to our current vacancies, we’re always on the lookout for emerging and experienced talent for our regional and Brisbane teams –  if it sounds like QRAA could be your next step, follow the links below to find out more about current vacancies, our most commonly recruited roles or to register your interest for future opportunities.

Regional Area Managers

Our Regional Area Managers (RAMs) provide a professional and personalised service to existing and prospective QRAA clients throughout regional Queensland.

Our RAM’s are our frontline, community representatives and go-to people for our clients, so key qualities include:

  • Strong financial analysis skills in order to assist our clients with their applications;
  • Marketing and business development skills to support organisational and scheme marketing objectives;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and time management skills; and
  • Knowledge of rural and small business industries

If you feel you have these skills together with an outgoing, enthusiastic personality, and a love of travelling within your local Queensland region, please send your resume to

Rural Lending

QRAA is a specialist administrator of government financial assistance programs including loans, grants, rebates and subsidies.

Our rural lending team is made up of Administration Officers, Loans Analysts, Loans Officers and Team Leaders.

The varying range of roles in the lending team provides our staff with unique career pathways and development opportunities tailored to suit your goals.

The knowledge and abilities required to be successful include:

  • Sound knowledge of rural and small business sectors;
  • Demonstrated rural and commercial lending knowledge and experience;
  • Interest in contributing to the development of lending policies and processes
  • Ability to assess complex loan applications and/or manage existing QRAA clients and their lending objectives

If your skills are aligned to any of the roles outlined above together with an enquiring mindset, strong attention to detail and a passion for supporting rural and regional Queensland, please send your resume to

Corporate Roles

Our diverse corporate team work closely to support our clients, regional network and lending staff by providing proactive services across business development, marketing, information technology, finance, human resources and more. Each business unit is made up of a range of positions from entry-level to senior management, providing clear career paths to our people.

Required skills and knowledge varies greatly from role to role, but if you’re seeking an opportunity that allows you to advance your career and help regional Queensland while being based in Brisbane, contact for information specific to your preferred field.

Grant Assessment

QRAA’s Grant Assessors assess grant applications for financial assistance from rural, small business and other industries. Grant assessment activities may vary from relatively straight-forward applicant eligibility assessments through to complex extractions from financial statements.

QRAA also plays a vital role after natural disasters like cyclones and floods assessing and distributing claims for government financial assistance from primary producers, small business and community organisations.

This is often when QRAA relies on the skills and passion of additional temporary staff to assist our existing team with the processing of those applications for assistance. QRAA is always keen to hear from individuals who might wish to put their name and experience forward and join the list of temporary staff that can get called upon following natural disasters in Queensland. These are paid positions not voluntary.

If you have these skills, please forward your resume to

Agribusiness Interns

QRAA employs agribusiness students and graduates for our internship program. Our interns work in many and varied roles across QRAA in administrative and technical capacities. A QRAA internship may be an ideal opportunity to gain some experience during university holidays or longer employment potentially leading to a career in financial assessment and/or rural lending.

If you are interested in an internship with QRAA, please forward your resume and availability to

Staff Experiences

“Every day I work with farmers throughout the region and community to develop their farms to long term sustainability, assist them to apply for funding to build their enterprises. I love sharing in clients’ journeys through the good and bad times, and assisting to provide solutions to their challenges.”Bill Fletcher, Regional Area Manager for the Burnett and Sunshine Coast.

“My internship with QRAA was a perfect opportunity for me as it allowed me to combine both my University Degree and career aspirations with my upbringing and roots in rural Queensland. The internship complemented my studies in public policy and political science as I was able to apply theory to practice. Although challenging at times, the internship pushed me to learn new skills and broaden my knowledge in an encouraging and friendly work environment. The most exciting part of the internship was that I was able to make tangible change to communities and people by applying my knowledge and skills.  Looking back, I feel more prepared and confident to enter the workforce as a result of the internship” – Claire Putt, QRAA intern

Last updated
21 June 2017