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 surveysmanage or maintain small field campsmark outlines of ore, waste and drillhole patterns in operating minescollect, record and transport samples of rock, soil, plants, water or other materialssort information collected from a range of samples and carry out computer processing of the dataassist with all aspects of supporting personnel in the fieldoperate 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.