About AIMS

The Australian Institute of Marine Science is Australia’s tropical marine research agency.

We are a trusted advisor, a partner and employer of choice, and we value integrity, innovation, collaboration and respect. AIMS’ research of Australia’s tropical marine ecosystems guides their effective environmental management and contributes to our understanding of similar ecosystems around the world. Our research seeks to deliver practical benefit to all Australians and supports the sustainable use our tropical marine estate. Governments, reef managers, industry and the wider community look to our high-quality, long-term research for informed decisions about our iconic Great Barrier Reef, North-West Shelf, and Arafura and Timor Seas.

AIMS expert teams at our locations in Townsville, Darwin and Perth have access to world-class infrastructure, unique data-sets, cutting-edge laboratories and a fleet of modern research vessels.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the Australian Institute of Marine Science are building strong and productive relationships in marine science. Natural synergies exist between AIMS’ research and the management and protection of sea country by Traditional Owners on the coasts and continental shelf of northern Australia – from Exmouth to the southern Great Barrier Reef.

At AIMS, the way we work guides our team members’ on their collective journey towards the successful delivery our AIMS Strategy 2025 targets.

About this Opportunity

The Australian Institute of Marine Science's National Sea Simulator (SeaSim) is a world-class marine research aquarium facility for tropical marine organisms in which scientists can conduct cutting-edge research not previously possible in Australia. Using SeaSim, Australian and international scientists can research the impact of complex environmental changes with large, long-term, experiments in which they can manipulate key environmental factors. With a reliable, consistent supply of seawater, SeaSim provides fine control over many environmental variables including light, temperature, acidity/pCO2, salinity, sedimentation and contaminants.

About the role

Our Aquaculture Assistants (Indigenous) will undertake and complete Certificate III Aquaculture training modules from an individualised learning plan, during first 12 months of employment. While completing their Certificate III, the Aquaculture Assistants will participate in on-the-job skills and knowledge development to achieve the standard required to meet training modules competencies.

Within the SeaSim Precinct, the role will develop the capabilities to undertake many interesting tasks including a handling of stock and maintaining water quality and monitoring environmental conditions.

About You

To be successful in this role you must have a keen interest in marine ecosystems and the future of the Great Barrier Reef. You also need to have the ability to work within a team environment and have an understanding of Workplace Health and Safety matters.

AIMS considers that being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine occupational requirement as outlined in section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act (1991) and permitted as a 'special measure' under section 8 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and by articles 1(4) and 2(2) of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

To find out more about these positions, please read the Candidate Information Kit which is available to download via the button below. If, after reviewing the Candidate Information Pack, you believe that your knowledge, skills and experience will enable you to successfully complete the Certificate III qualification and undertake the position responsibilities, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions. The successful candidate will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 2.1 Salary ($51,261 per annum)
  • 15.4% superannuation
  • Generous leave provisions
  • 1-year temporary appointment initially. Then after the initial 1-year appointment, and attainment of Certificate III Aquaculture, a further appointment to Aquaculture Technician, for a period up to three (3) years to be negotiated with commencement at AIMS AOF Level 2.2 salary.
  • Located in Townsville, Queensland

Next Step

Further information on the application process and tips for writing your expression of interest are available via our Application Guide button below.

How to Apply: Please submit your application via the APPLY NOW button below.

Closing Date: Position will be open up to 31-January-2021 (9.00am Brisbane time), with suitable and eligible candidates appointed as soon as possible after receipt of application.

Recruitment Contact: Craig Humphrey at c.humphrey@aims.gov.au or on (07) 4753 4242

The Australian Institute of Marine Science acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and sea on which we work. We recognise the unique relationships and enduring cultural and spiritual connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to land and sea, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.
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