Support Officer Jobs in Hobart Australia






Job Details

Hiring Organization CSIRO
Post Name Facilities Support Officer
Qualification Any Graduate
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary AUD 87000 To AUD 98000 Per Year
Location Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 7000

Acknowledgment of Country

CSIRO acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, sea, and waters, of the areas that we live and work in across Australia. We acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture and pay our respects to their Elder’s past and present. View our vision toward reconciliation

The Opportunity

  • Support the only blue-water research capability available for work in Australia’s vast marine estate
  • Work collaboratively across the team and with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Join our close-knit team and help ensure the scientific readiness of instruments and equipment on the RV Investigator
Funded by the Australian Government since 1984, the Marine National Facility (MNF) provides a keystone element of the nation’s research infrastructure by providing the only blue-water research capability available in Australia. The 94m research vessel, Investigator was commissioned in 2014-15 and is available for multidisciplinary research in the oceans and seas around Australia, from the tropics to the Antarctic ice edge.
As the Facilities Support Officer – Logistics, you will be part of the MNF Facilities team which manages the contract with the external ship management provider and coordinates maintenance. Working collaboratively within the team and with a range of stakeholders, you will support the operational and equipment requirements of the RV Investigator. You will be required to travel interstate and occasionally overseas and may have the opportunity to go to sea as part of providing support more broadly in the MNF.

In this role you will:

Manage and coordinate the storage, preparation, freight, and logistics of MNF equipment and spares for voyages.
  • Assist with the transition to, and effective implementation, adoption, and management of, the online science equipment inventory.
  • Assist with mobilization and demobilization activities during port periods.
  • Assist with the development and review of procedures and safe work instructions for MNF equipment and facilities.
  • Liaise closely with a range of stakeholders to ensure requirements are met for voyages.
  • Contribute to the development and execution of capital procurement for scientific equipment.
  • Proactively identify and resolve problems that are often ill-defined.
  • Work flexibly, positively, and cooperatively as a member of the Facilities Team and other teams, using shared resources.
  • Undertake the role of Voyage Manager on designated voyages as required.
To be considered you will need:
  • Experience in the coordination of projects, including the ability to plan, organize and monitor progress against firm timelines.
  • Experience in the operation of complex databases and/or inventory management systems.
  • The ability to develop and implement concise and accurate documentation for a range of users.
  • The ability to work cooperatively across multiple teams to solve problems and negotiate agreed solutions.
To see the full list of criteria for this role, please view the Position Description


  • Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • New Zealand Citizens
The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Clearance or equivalent and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when, and where you work.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish.


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