Similar appointments may be made from this process in locations throughout Western Australia within a 12 month period to positions that may be permanent or contract, including contract appointments with the possibility of subsequent permanency.
THIS IS A 36 MONTHS FIXED-TERM, FULL-TIME POSITION (WITH POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION OR PERMANENCY)
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION CLOSE AT MIDDAY ON FRIDAY, 12 JANUARY 2018
Undertakes marine research, monitoring and science communication for the conservation of Western Australia’s marine biodiversity, with a focus on marine parks and reserves, under the immediate direction of senior staff.
Provides expert scientific advice on these matters.
Applicants should address the following six (6) criteria. These should be addressed in no more than three (3) pages in total.
Degree in marine biological science from a recognised university, or an approved equivalent qualification (Essential), with a post-graduate qualification and experience in marine science (Desirable).
Demonstrated experience in undertaking marine research and/or monitoring (Essential).
Demonstrated experience working in teams of marine scientists (Essential) and engaging with indigenous communities (Desirable).
Demonstrated database, data analysis and science writing skills, including experience using GIS software and analysing remote sensing data, (Essential) and a record of publishing marine science in peer-reviewed journals (Desirable).
Rescue SCUBA diving qualification or equivalent (Essential) or ADAS Restricted Occupational SCUBA to 30m qualification (Part 1) (AS2815.6) (Desirable).
Broad knowledge of marine biodiversity in Western Australia (Essential), and knowledge of marine biodiversity conservation and management (Desirable).
For the full role description, including detailed responsibilities and a full list of criteria including those that are not required to be addressed in the application please refer to attached Job Description below.
For Further Job Related Information: Please contact Dr Thomas Holmes on (08) 9219 9769 or 0408 156 569, or for further information about the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions please visit www.dbca.wa.gov.au.
Application Instructions: For detailed assistance to ensure that you submit all of the required and appropriate information in your application, please ensure that you read the attached Job Application Kit carefully. All documents attached with your application must be in Word or PDF format.
No late or proforma applications will be accepted.
To avoid last minute congestion of the system, please endeavour to submit your application well before the closing time.
Applicants are encouraged to apply online.
A search for additional applicants may be conducted for this position where necessary in order to provide a more diverse and/or competitive field.
Substantive Equality Statement
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Indigenous Australians, young people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply for positions within our agency. The Department also promotes flexible working arrangements.