Administration Officer

Brisbane, Australia
08 May 2018
End of advertisement period
22 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Heron Island Research Station

Heron Island Research Station (HIRS) is part of the Faculty of Science. It is located on a small coral cay 80 km offshore from Gladstone. HIRS has been established for over 60 years. It has developed into Australia's largest, best equipped and most productive university-owned marine research station and is an international facility for coral reef research and student training in marine sciences. The station can accommodate up to one hundred and forty researchers and people in education groups.

HIRS staff usually work a roster system of ten days on, four days off.  The University recognises the need for work/life balance and also provides twenty six return catamaran trips to the mainland free of charge to each staff member as well as other generous flexible working arrangements contained in Schedule 7 of The University of Queensland Enterprise Agreement 2014 – 2017.

The role

The successful appointee will act as the first point of contact for client enquiries in regard to visiting the Research Station.  This includes undertaking reception duties and providing administrative and finance support to HIRS staff and clients.

The person

Applicants should possess a diploma level qualification, a Certificate IV or a Certificate III, combined with relevant work experience. You should also have knowledge of general office  and finance procedures, high level administrative, resource management and Microsoft Office skills, strong written communication, and the ability to prioritise, multitask and remain calm under pressure.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, 3-year fixed term appointment at HEW Level 4. The remuneration package will be in the range $59,429 - $63,305 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $69,532 - $74,067 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File HIRS Admin Finance Officer PD 6.1.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Ashton Gainsford on +61 7 4978 1399 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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