Local recruitment: Scientific Officer

Government of South Australia

Adelaide SA, Australia 🇦🇺

Department for Environment and Water
Job reference: 520889
Location: 5000 – ADELAIDE
Job status: Long Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

About the Role:

The Scientific Officer works closely with a team of professionals to delivery priority environmental science projects under limited supervision, and contributes to the provision of ecological advice and services to inform environmental decision-making in South Australia. 

Key outcomes from the role include:

  • Technical and scientific data and information is collected, analysed, evaluated and reported in a transparent and rigorous manner
  • Scientific and technical reports on the status of key natural resources are delivered on time, and developed under limited guidance and advice from senior officers
  • Organisational and team objectives are achieved through collaboration, communication and the application of professional work practices
  • Collaborative relationships with relevant stakeholders and business groups are developed and maintained.
  • Environmental Science and Research Partnerships Unit projects (particularly those related to Freshwater, River Murray and Coorong science) receive sound and timely advice, information and outputs.

What can we offer you!

  • Working in an organisation that is contributing to significant environmental and heritage outcomes in the great state of South Australia!
  • Be part of a fun, collaborative and supportive team.
  • Hybrid working model with flexible working options including work from home available to promote work life balance.
  • Free entry into SA Parks.
  • Salary Sacrifice Benefits.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Meaningful and rewarding career

Contract for up to end of June 2024

Essential Qualifications:

A tertiary qualification in environmental science, natural resource management or equivalent is essential

Special Conditions:

  • May be required to participate in fire management and associated duties
  • A current driver’s licence is essential, along with a willingness to undertake four wheel drive training
  • May be required to undertake intra or interstate travel and work outside of the normal hours of work.

PO2 $85,665 min – $94,801 max p.a.

Enquiries to:
Rebecca Quin, Principal Advisor, River Murray and Team Leader, Freshwater, River Murray and Coorong Science
0422 140 637

Application Instructions:

Applications are to be submitted online through I WORK FOR SA.

Applicants are to submit a pre-employment declaration, CV and letter of application (max. 3 pages) addressing the Technical, Professional/Knowledge and Experience (including qualifications) as outlined in the Role Description.

The Department for Environment and Water is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds including all ages and gender identities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse and LGBTIQA+.
Applications close: 03/03/2023 11:00 PM

– Role Description – Scientific Officer (PO2).pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development