Technical Officer (Optometry)

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 25 Nov 2021

Job no:507674
Work type:part time
Location:Crawley
Categories:Technical/Laboratory support


  • Part-time (0.6FTE), ongoing appointment 
  • Salary range: Level 5 $72,531 – $80,391 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation  

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.? With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University. 

About the team  

The Technical Team provides discipline specific, applied knowledge and skill sets to support the Service Delivery Centre’s teaching and research goals in unison with our academic staff. This team of practitioners is focused on high performance, outcomes, compliance and contributing to a pragmatic safety culture via the implementation of safe systems of work. The team operates across a broad portfolio including teaching, laboratory management, instrument/equipment stewardship, research training/design/optimisation and analysis, program coordination, workshop design, manufacture and repair, compliance and, Occupational Health and Safety objectives.   

About the opportunity  

As the appointee you will, under limited direction, provide discipline specific technical support to academics, other technical staff and students for any practical activities or research productivity.  

You will work both independently, and as part of a team, to provide support to academic staff delivering the postgraduate Optometry course, ensuring compliance with relevant policies and government regulatory or advisory requirements. This will include delivering inductions and training sessions to students in dispensing of optical goods and the correct use of diagnostic optical equipment when required.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate: 

  • Substantial relevant experience with optical dispensing and/or diagnostic equipment for eye examinations (i.e., Visual fields, OCT).
  • Substantial relevant technical experience at an appropriate level.
  • Highly developed personal time management skills and organisation skills.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, and online/internet-based systems.
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team. 

About you

We are looking for a highly motivated person who has experience in optical dispensing and/or the use of ophthalmic/optometric diagnostic equipment. You will work alongside a small team of technical, administrative, and academic staff to deliver the practical component of the course. You will be detail orientated and be prepared to work to the highest level facilitating an excellent student experience. 

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:   POSITION DESCRIPTION Technical Officer - Position Number 319688 - Level 5.pdf

In preparing your application you are asked to submit curriculum vitae and a document clearly addressing the selection criteria to demonstrate that you meet the criteria. 

Closing date: 12:00pm AWST on Thursday, 25 November 2021

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details:  Please apply online via the Apply Now button. 

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity 

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050. 

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered. 
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021). 
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.? ? 


Advertised:09 Nov 2021 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:25 Nov 2021 12:00 PM W. Australia Standard Time


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