The NSW Nationals in the state government will recruit first year fisheries officers to ensure the continued protection and management of our aquatic habitats, fisheries resources, and ecosystems.
NSW Nationals Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall encouraged individuals who are passionate about the state’s fisheries resources and like the outdoors to consider a career as a NSW Department of Primary Industries Fisheries Officer.
“This is an exciting career opportunity where you will play a critical role in protecting our aquatic ecosystems and continuing to promote best practices for fisheries management, while getting out on the water and engaging with fishers on a daily basis,” Mr Marshall said.
“Successful applicants enter a 12-month long training and orientation program covering practical and theoretical areas of fisheries compliance.
“Fisheries officers patrol offshore waters, coastal lakes and rivers, and inland NSW including the Murray Darling system. Duties include field-based work such as patrols and inspections, and delivering information relating to any number of fisheries issues involving recreational and commercial fishers, aquaculture operators and the wider community.”
Mr Marshall said fisheries officers play an important role in ensuring the compliance of fisheries laws across the state and educating the wider community on legal fishing activities.
There are more than 100 fisheries officers based in 17 coastal and 9 inland locations across the state.
Applications for the new positions are open until July 4.
For information on eligibility, the assessment process and how to apply, go to iworkfor.nsw.gov.au.