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Science Field Officer

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).
  • Working conditions
    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.
    Personal requirements
    - 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.
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