Science field officers perform support functions in the field by making observations, collecting and analysing samples, recording information, and looking after the practical tasks involved in maintaining a remote field operation, or operating a city-based office, laboratory or workshop.
Duties & Tasks
Science field officers may perform the following tasks:order, check, pack and ship equipment and supplies for field surveys
manage or maintain small field camps
mark outlines of ore, waste and drillhole patterns in operating mines
collect, record and transport samples of rock, soil, plants, water or other materials
sort information collected from a range of samples and carry out computer processing of the data
assist with all aspects of supporting personnel in the field
operate and maintain collections and a wide range of equipment (mechanical, electrical, computing).
Science field officers may be required to spend long periods working in remote locations throughout Australia and overseas, but may also work in exclusively city-based operations.
enjoy scientific activities
able to prepare accurate records and reports
able to work as part of a team
able to cope with the physical demands of the job
willing to work in remote locations.