Senior Technical Officer: Environmental Science (HEO 5)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 07 Feb 2021

  • Based in UniSA STEM at the Mawson Lakes campus
  • Full-time, continuing position
  • Salary range: $69,605 - $82,518 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

The Senior Technical Officer: Environmental Science provides expertise in environmental biology/ecology/soil science and/or geology/earth science and undertakes a broad range of technical duties to support STEM’s teaching, research, and commercial activities and provides support and services to the Future Industries Institute.

Core Responsibilities

  • Laboratory, practical, and field class assistance and demonstrations for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching i.e. set-up, equipment and consumables preparation
  • Provide advice and hands-on support to student field trips and field camps working in the natural environment ranging from, on campus to Robe, Kangaroo Island, Flinders Ranges, etc including logistical advice/support, risks assessments, access permits, animal ethics applications, etc.
  • Induct and sign off staff, students, and visitors in the safe and competent use of specialist teaching and research equipment
  • Coordinate laboratory and field equipment upgrades, maintenance, and repair/service requests
  • Ensure laboratory and workshop WHS procedures and processes are adhered to and work environments maintained to meet UniSA STEM and legislative requirements

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor in Environmental Science, Geology or Soil Science, and/or relevant hands-on industry experience in a research and/or testing facility/laboratory with field-based work
  • Experience evaluating technical requirements and designing analytical procedures and techniques to solve industry-related problems
  • Well-developed knowledge and experience of WHS regulations in a laboratory, workshop, and field environment
  • Ability to provide high quality, responsive customer service, to address clients’ needs
  • Experience working in a dynamic environment, liaising with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate operating instructions and/or scientific results
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively in a diverse technical/research team
  • Computer literacy with standard software packages, e.g. Microsoft Office, CAD, GIS, etc.
  • Previous experience in fieldwork in remote locations, with animal ethics/applications, Bus license/4WD experience, and Senior First Aid is highly desirable

Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:
  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Competitive salary negotiated under the Enterprise bargaining agreement
  • Generous superannuation contributions of up to 17%
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • A range of salary packaging options
  • Corporate health insurance
  • Staff study support
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses
  • A variety of leave arrangements

As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction, and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA . The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Amy Ryan, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 2784.

Applications close: 11.30 pm Sunday 7 February 2021

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents, and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

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