First listed on: 06 February 2019

Operations Officer

The Opportunity

  • Help improve the quality of earth sciences education for students and teachers.
  • Immerse Yourself in an Inclusive Culture.
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science and technology research organisation!

The Operations Officer role is a secondment to Earth Science Western Australia (ESWA). ESWA is a not-for-profit organisation that has been working towards being Australia’s leading resource in earth sciences education since 2005, receiving recognition for this in 2015 with the Science Engagement Initiative of the Year award, at the Premier’s Science Awards.
This innovative organisation produces curriculum resources, trains teachers, provides hands-on educational experiences for students (Kindergarten to Year 12) and promotes earth sciences to a wide ranging audience, including the WA resources industry (  
As the Operations Officer, you will work with the Chief Executive Officer, ESWA staff and Board teams to support them to continuously improve the quality of earth sciences education for students and teachers across Australia.

Your duties will include

  • Provide a discrete support service, and participate in the planning of ESWA’s activities, showing initiative in interpreting policies and procedures. 
  • Innovate, develop and implement brand and marketing strategies to improve the public representation of ESWA.
  • Liaise with a range of stakeholders to anticipate their needs, ensure the relevance of the activity and achievement of team objectives, take personal responsibility for guaranteeing stakeholder satisfaction, and correct problems promptly and in a constructive manner. 
  • Establish networks with other professionals in your field to ensure that the service provided continues to add value, and deliver training on procedural issues or systems developments to team members. 

Location:       Kensington (Perth), Australia
Tenure:          Part-Time position (0.6 FTE) – Specified term ending 31st December 2019
Salary:           AU$82K – AU$93K (pro rata) plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Reference:     60377

To be successful you will need

Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all essential criteria can be appointed.

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in project management. 
  • Experience in policy and strategy development.
  • Knowledge of the laws governing WA’s associations and clubs.
  • Experience working within multi-disciplinary teams to achieve common objectives. 
  • A high level of competence with the Microsoft Office suite.

For more information please view the Position Description.
We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment.  

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

Tuesday, 19th February, 2019.

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