Coastal Processes Science Officer

The role will help determine trends in shoreline behaviour, coastal hazard impacts, and drivers of shoreline change across Victoria, to be used for decision making on coastal projects, policy and planning.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Environment
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50944496
Closing Date: 04-Jul-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: 50944496 VPS 4 Coastal Processes Science Officer - PD.docx (Word, 171KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jak McCarroll
0418 873 854

Position Details

Do you have post graduate qualifications in coastal process science, oceanography or geomorphology, and skills in analysing coastal data and numerical modelling?

We have a position for a Coastal Processes Science Officer to develop knowledge outputs for the Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program. The role will help determine trends in shoreline behaviour, coastal hazard impacts, and drivers of shoreline change across Victoria, to be used for decision making on coastal projects, policy and planning.

Experience in field-based coastal data collection, software coding (e.g., Python, Matlab) and hydro-morphodynamic numerical models (e.g., SWAN, XBeach), and proficiency with GIS software would be highly regarded.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • A post-graduate qualification (Masters or PhD) specialising in coastal processes, with a record of publication in peer reviewed scientific journals. May include coastal engineering, oceanography, geomorphology, and related disciplines.
  • Advanced proficiency in obtaining, analysing, modelling and producing research outputs relating to coastal processes data. This includes field-based coastal data collection experience (drone-pilot license preferred), advanced code-based skills (e.g., Python, Matlab), experience with hydro-morphodynamic numerical models (e.g., SWAN, XBeach), and proficiency with GIS software.

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 12 months.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Monday, 04 July 2022.

Other relevant information:

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

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

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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