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Fisheries Technician Coordinator Shark Program

Fisheries Technician Coordinator Shark Program

  • 496115
  • Environmental
  • Temporary full-time role until June 2023
  • Fisheries Technician Grade 4
  • Located in Coffs Harbour
  • Salary starting from $90,000 plus superannuation


We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please email the contact for this role. 


DPI Fisheries, a Branch of NSW DPI, is responsible for the Fisheries Management Act 1994 and the Marine Estate Management Act 2014. The primary objective of the Fisheries branch encompasses both economic growth and careful stewardship of our aquatic resources. The Branch leads fisheries industry development through research, policy and regulatory compliance to foster sustainable and economic commercial, recreational and aboriginal fishing and aquaculture.


What you will be doing  


The role is required to organise, lead, supervise and complete complex technical duties associated with shark mitigation and associated telecommunications (e.g. SMART drumlines and VR4G listening stations), and shark incident response. In this role in the Shark Program you will need to be able to:


  • Manage an intensive, highly variable work program, often with tight deadlines that may variously require operations out of hours, in a variety of hydrological and climatic conditions in remote and offshore areas.
  • Ensure technical staff and activities within the Shark Program comply with relevant Departmental, State and National legislation, standards, policies, procedures and QA/QC practices.
  • Maintain a skill set and keep up to date with new techniques relating to their technical based work unit.


What you will need to be to be successful in this role: 


Reporting to the Program Leader Shark Programs, you will need to have the following:

  • Qualifications in accordance with the Crown Employees (NSW Department of Trade and Investment Regional Infrastructure and Services) Fisheries Staff Award.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and relevant experience associated with the fisheries technical based work including procurement, construction, use and repair of fisheries equipment, contractor liaison and relevant skills in computing and management of fisheries related telecommunications and data.
  • Current First Aid certificate, drivers licence and boat licence. If undertaking any field, boat or underwater activities then additional appropriate boat, SCUBA and 4wd qualifications may be required or ability to obtain.
  • Ability to work on weekends, provide accurate and timely information to managers, work out of hours and in a variety of hydrological and climatic conditions when required.


Why work for Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW)? 


Exciting career pathways and opportunities 


We offer vibrant and exciting career paths for people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. Once you join the NSW Government, you’ll be supported to develop your skills and expertise through ongoing training, and opportunities to move easily from role to role, and agency to agency across the entire NSW government. 




Providing a safe, supportive, ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace for our people is one of our priorities. We run a variety of programs and provide a range of supporting resources to ensure the wellbeing of all our people. 


Our people:  


Join DRNSW and you’ll be joining a team of more than 4,000 passionate people spread across a diverse range of disciplines and functions including - public works, land services, fisheries, agriculture and biosecurity. If you’re motivated and passionate about making a difference to the people of regional NSW we invite you to become part of our story. 

Apply now:


All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a cover letter telling us why you’re a great fit.


To find out more about this role, please contact or CLICK HERE to access the role description


Applications close on Monday 18th October 2021 at 11.00pm


A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. 


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