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Scientific Officer (Earth Sciences)

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Job Ref:  372870
Employer:  Department of State Growth (TAS)
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Hobart TAS 7000, Australia (Show on map)
Award/Classification: Tasmanian State Service Award - Professional Stream Band 2
Salary: $83,792.00 to $101,591.00 per annum
Employment Type: Permanent, flexible
Region: South
Location: Hobart

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  • Advise Forest Practices Officers on the management of geomorphological and geoconservation issues and soil and stream management the forest estate.
  • Assist with research and monitoring to determine the risks of erosion in commercial forests, to quantify erosion observed and recommend mitigation measures, assess the significance of geological features and to assess the effectiveness of management prescriptions.
  • Prepare reports and scientific papers as appropriate and help develop planning tools for foresters.
  • Contribute to training and field days relevant to the work of the Earth Sciences and Cultural Heritage Program.
  • Represent the Forest Practices Authority at meetings and other forums, and present reports, papers and other information to forest industry personnel, land managers, the scientific community and the public.
  • Undertake special duties / projects required to assist with work programs and priorities of FPA.

Essential Requirements

Evidence of the following must be provided prior to appointment to this role:

  • Satisfactory completion of an appropriate post-graduate qualification at a recognised University

Desirable Requirements

  • Knowledge of, or interest in, historic and Aboriginal cultural heritage
  • A current drivers license
  • Good computing skills, including a knowledge of GIS and Arcinfo
  • Field experience in Tasmania and an ability to work in difficult terrain


Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

Download File Statement of Duties.docx 

Download File Statement of Duties.pdf 

Download File Advice to Applicants.DOCX

Download File Advice to Applicants.pdf


For more information

Name: Peter McIntosh
Position: Manager, Earth Sciences and Cultural Heritage 
Phone:  0409 538 168

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