Senior Technical Officer - Fish Ecology

An opportunity to be responsible for coordinating and leading multi-disciplinary field teams across multiple ecological research projects and to train staff on the use of all electrofishing equipment.
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Ongoing - flexible
Job Function: Research
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/50453817
Closing Date: 05-Aug-2021
Salary Range: $87,640 - $99,438
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 50453817 VPS4 Senior Tech Officer AAE PD.docx (Word, 178KB)


Contact: Zeb Tonkin
0428 342 428

Position Details

Are you looking for a fulfilling and diverse role in the Victorian Public Service? We are looking for an experienced and confident candidate for the role of Senior Technical Officer- Fish Ecology at the Arthur Rylah Institute.

The Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research (ARI) is a leading centre for applied ecological research, with an emphasis on flora, fauna and biodiversity issues. ARI's main focus is on providing strategic research and management advice to answer key questions affecting ecologically sustainable land or water management and resource use policies.

The position of Senior Technical Officer– Fish Ecology is responsible for managing and leading the technical component of the Applied Aquatic Ecology section. The role is required to lead the maintenance of ARI's fleet of vessels and trailers and will assist with the organising of the field work across the ARI's Applied Aquatic Ecology section.

The two key capabilities for this role are

  • Specialist Skills - The position requires specialised knowledge of Radio and Acoustic Telemetry and tagging, PIT Tag Reading Systems, otolith preparation and other aquatic survey techniques.
  • Working Collaboratively - The role is responsible for coordinating and leading multi-disciplinary field teams across multiple ecological research projects and to train staff on the use of all electrofishing equipment.

This is an ongoing position. This position is located at the Arthur Rylah Institute, Heidelberg.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and capabilities sections

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Thursday, 5 August 2021.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.

Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period. To be appointed to an ongoing position you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian/New Zealand citizen.

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.


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