Technical Officer (Fish Production and Stocking - Snobs Creek)

The Technical Officer (Fish Production & Stocking) provides technical, administrative, and operational support to the department’s recreational fish production and stocking program. This role sits within the Recreational Fishing Improvements team and reports directly to the Stocking Coordinator, Snobs Creek. As part of both the native fish and salmonid hatcheries, the stocking program works closely with other areas of Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) to achieve broader results. The VFA is a statutory authority established to facilitate the effective management of Victoria’s fisheries resources in a coordinated and strategic way that ensures their ongoing sustainability. The VFA functions to ensure that the Government, the recreational and commercial fishing sectors, and the Victorian community can share in and obtain the benefits from sustainable fisheries management.
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Department: Department of Transport
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Agriculture / Primary Industry
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: North East - Alpine
Reference: VG/20635
Closing Date: 05-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $72,751 - $88,336
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Technical Officer (Fish Production & Stocking - Snobs Creek) VPS3.pdf (PDF, 471KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Dylan White
0414 834 588

Position Details

Technical Officer (Fish Production & Stocking – Snobs Creek)

  • Annual Salary Range: VPS 3, $72,751 - $88,336
  • Employment Type: 12 months, Fixed Term
  • Location: Snobs Creek, Eildon


Snobs Creek

Situated in the beautiful Goulburn Valley, the fish production and stocking team based at Snobs Creek is responsible for the production & stocking 10 million fish a year into Victorian public waters. Fish production for public waters stocking is a key Victorian Fisheries Authority priority and Victorian Government policy commitment.


About the role

The Technical Officer provides technical, administrative, and operational support to the department's recreational fish production and stocking program.

You'll help implement the Snobs Creek fish health program, and apply & develop your expertise in all aspects fish production & stocking, including:

  • Environmental conditions
  • Animal welfare
  • Disease monitoring
  • Plant, machinery, equipment use & safety

About you

You demonstrate an applied understanding of native and salmonid fish production practices and awareness of fish health considerations. You may hold a relevant tertiary qualification and/or have relevant sector experience.

You'll use your computer skills, especially in Excel, to maintain stocking and fish production data.

We'd like you to be a good communicator and have well-developed verbal and interpersonal skills.

We work together, in continually changing circumstances: we want you to be part of our team, and encourage you to be adaptable, participate, show initiative, and contribute.


Position-specific requirements

Current Driver Licence with competency to drive under a range of conditions, plus Medium Rigid (MR) licence (or willingness to obtain one).

Proficiency in water safety.

Work outside, in difficult conditions.

Able to spend nights away from home as part of fish stocking & delivery.

Able to travel consistently, over long distances, and spend nights away from home as part of fish stocking and delivery duties.

In addition to standard work hours, availability for after-hours & weekend work, public holidays, and rostered stand-by duties. Penalty Rates are applied in accordance with the VPS Enterprise Agreement 2020.


See the Position Description for full details


How to apply

Include your resume and a brief cover letter

Applications close 11.59pm on Wednesday, 5 October 2022

For a confidential discussion, please contact Dylan White on 0414 834 588


It is an inherent requirement of this position that the employee is ready, willing and able to perform work outside their ordinary place of residence as and when required.

Please note, this position requires the successful employee to provide evidence of up-to-date vaccination against COVID-19 (currently two doses), or valid exemption status. Failure to comply with this condition of employment will impact your eligibility for employment in this position with VFA.

This role requires high levels of integrity and confidentiality. Applicants will be required to complete a security clearance process, including a national police and fisheries agency records check, a driver history check and a declaration of private interests. Applicants will be assessed in accordance with Victoria Police prior offence history guidelines

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