Technical Officer - VET Environmental Studies

Higher Education
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Continuing, full time appointment
Professional Level 4/5 Salary $61,133 to $76,564 per annum,
plus 17% superannuation and 6 weeks leave
Casuarina Campus


Apply your science and environment knowledge to provide laboratory assistance to students, staff and researchers.


We are a new world university. Like our namesake, Charles Darwin, we think differently. We innovate, embrace change, challenge conventions and look for better ways. We’re not about tradition or legacy, privilege or exclusivity. We care about people as individuals, and about our wider society. We’re about what we can give to the world, rather than what we take. We cannot build a new world without diversity of thought, so we bring together people with unique perspectives in an inclusive and supporting learning environment to help them connect, discover and grow. This is the CDU difference.


As Technical Officer – VET Environmental Studies, you will be the primary technical support person for horticulture, aquaculture and conservation and land management (CLM) courses within the College of Engineering, IT and Environment. Your responsibilities will include providing technical advice, support and general assistance to lecturers, students and researchers in the aquaculture, horticulture and CLM spaces. This may include shade houses, growing on areas, laboratories and external training sites. The role includes carrying out procurement processes, preparing materials and equipment for training and maintenance of assets and equipment.


The demonstrated ability to self-motivate, use initiative and work autonomously with minimal supervision will be critical to your success, as will the ability to make sound judgements and manage and prioritise your time effectively to deliver outcomes and meet deadlines. An awareness and knowledge of safe working practices, sound record keeping, equal opportunity and WHS requirements, manual handling techniques, regulations and procedures is essential for this role. This role requires a person with the capacity to undertake physical and outdoor activities, including the movement of heavy equipment, and the ability to frequently work in hot and humid environments in all weather conditions.


Completion of an Associate Diploma in a relevant Science, Environment, Horticulture or Aquaculture discipline, with subsequent relevant work experience will support your application.


To view the responsibilities of the role please click on the: Position Profile


All applications must be received online via the ‘apply’ button and should include a cover letter addressing the essential competencies contained within the position profile, and a detailed resume.


For a confidential discussion please contact Francois Botha, Technical Services Manager on 0466 336 958 / or Robyn Wing, Team Leader VET Environmental Studies on 08 8946 7252.

Charles Darwin University values inclusion and diversity in the workplace and aims to achieve a workforce that is representative of the community it serves.  We encourage applications from Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Closing Date: Sunday 30 May 2021

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