Senior Technical Officer - 3 Positions
IMAS is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for Marine and Antarctic Research and Education. Our vision is to develop environmental understanding and facilitate sustainable development for the benefit of industry, governments and communities in Tasmania, Australia and the world. IMAS has three core areas of research focus, in fisheries and aquaculture, ecology and biodiversity, and oceans and cryosphere; and collaborates across the major themes of climate change, ocean-Earth systems, and oceans and Antarctic governance.
IMAS are seeking to appoint three Senior Technical Officers (STO) to join their Fisheries and Aquaculture technical operations team based at Taroona. The STO’s work supports research directed towards the sustainable and efficient management of Tasmania’s living marine resources.
In the role you will:
- Plan and undertake field marine research, and provide considered advice on site suitability, equipment, personnel, permits, biosecurity and other field support needs in order to deliver on the desired outcomes of field trips.
- Responsible for the safe delivery of field trips, often in remote areas, in order to achieve desired research outcomes. This responsibility includes the management of project and field based risks.
- Ensure field equipment is maintained in good working order and where appropriate direct repairs and maintenance to appropriate personnel.
- Contribute to the development of techniques and sampling strategies. Supervise and conduct field sampling – including deployment of sampling equipment and dive surveys, as required.
- Conduct laboratory activities as required and ensure effective and safe handling and storage of biological and environmental samples. Provide advice and develop safe laboratory protocols.
To be considered, you will have:
- A degree in a relevant field, for example marine science, environmental science or aquaculture with at least two years’ relevant experience
- Experience managing remote field operations, proven organisational skills that demonstrate the delivery of safe and effective field operations
- Demonstrated experience and knowledge in marine research, particularly field sampling and analysis techniques and boat handling
- Demonstrated ability in the use of scientific computer programs (word-processing, spreadsheets and databases) and basic statistical analyses.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, using initiative and judgment, as well as working cooperatively as part of a team Sound interpersonal skills including written and oral communication skills
- Valid and current Australian light truck licence (or the ability to acquire).
- Coxswains Certificate - grade one, near coastal or the prerequisites to obtain this qualification
- An understanding of, and a commitment to, the application of equal opportunity principles
- Demonstrated capacity and willingness to work outside normal working hours and on weekends when necessary.
Additional Essential Criteria STO – Fisheries and for STO – Environment 1 position
- Occupational Diving Certificate equivalent to the UTAS unrestricted diver requirement, or ability to gain this qualification
Senior Technical Officer – Fisheries, 1 position, you will be employed on a full-time fixed-term basis for 2 years - Appointment to this role will be professional staff appointments at HEO 5 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $85,901 comprising base salary within the range of $64,060 to $ 73,420 plus 17% superannuation.
Senior Technical Officer – Environment, 2 positions, you will be employed on a full-time fixed-term basis for 12 Months - Appointment to this role will be professional staff appointments at HEO 5 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $80,395 comprising base salary within the range of $64,060 to $ 73,420 plus 9.5% superannuation.
For further information about these positions, please contact Mr Richard Colquhoun, Project Administration Manager (SMRCA), Richard.Colquhoun@utas.edu.au / 6226 8231.
**Please note, your application must as a minimum include your resume, a cover letter indicating the position(s) you are applying for and your responses to the position/selection criteria. The position description for this role is available on the University of Tasmania website.
Applications close Thursday 13 April 2017