Scientific Officer – Shellfish Market Access Program (707944 & 707372)

November 10, 2021

Job Location: Hobart
Employer: Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE)
Minimum $66,378 to Maximum $108,822 per annum

DPIPWE is committed to investing in its people to ensure a sustainable and successful organisation through a positive workplace culture and highly capable employees. We are a diverse and inclusive workplace and understand the importance of flexible working arrangements.  Talk to us about what flexibility could look like for you.

Hours per fortnight

73.50 (minimum 58.80 hours, by negotiation) 


Tasmania’s Shellfish Market Access Program (ShellMAP) harnesses food safety standards, science and grower advisory services to cost effectively enable shellfish harvested in Tasmania to meet domestic and export market requirements.  The purpose of the role is to ensure that shellfish harvested in Tasmania can be enjoyed safely. This involves timely collection and reporting of water quality, biotoxin, phytoplankton, sewerage spill, sanitary survey and environmental impact assessment information. The role provides specialised scientific and technical advice to National, State and Industry stakeholders and communicates regulatory and scientific information to the shellfish industry. 

Essential Requirements

  • A Degree in environmental science, aquatic science or agriculture relevant to the professional duties to be undertaken, as provided by a university.

Desirable Requirements

  • A current motor vehicle driver’s license
  • Coxswain’s Certificate or the ability to obtain.
  • Drone operator experience or the ability to obtain.
  • Knowledge of shellfish industry or other marine industries.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

 707944 and 707372 – Scientific Officer (ShellMAP).docx

 707944 and 707372 – Scientific Officer (ShellMAP).pdf

 Advice to Applicants.docx

 Advice to Applicants.pdf

Closing Date

Monday 22nd November at 11.55pm. 

How to apply

To apply, please provide a Short Form Application which is a 1-2 page covering letter outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the Statement of Duties, and a copy of your current Resumé/CV.

Please note that we do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria.

Please apply online by clicking the blue “Apply Now” button.

Refer to the ‘Advice to Applicants’ document for further information.

If you are unable to submit your application online, please contact Recruitment on (03) 6165 3209.

For more information on the position please contact:

Rachel Brown 
Program Manager (Shellfish Market Access Program)
[email protected]
0457 034 297

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