Environmental Field Officer


4T Consultants Pty Ltd


Emerald, Queensland

We have an opportunity for an Environmental Field Officer to join a private, boutique environmental consultancy based in Queensland. This position does not require an undergraduate degree, but it would suit someone studying a science discipline. 

We are growing very quickly, and need a good, steady field officer enviro to help in this growth process.

The Field Officer will perform field testing which includes collection, recording, dispatch of environmental samples and technical maintenance of equipment.

After a learning period, typically 3 months, when you are assessed as competent by a senior environmental officer, you will be able to take up management of some projects.

Much of our work is conducted on mining and industrial sites, so previous experience in a resources industry role would be very helpful. Expertise with groundwater and surface water would be a great advantage. Over many years, we have developed particular expertise in groundwater and surface water sampling, so a willingness to conduct field work is very important.

Our workplace is about doing what we do extremely well, and enjoying it. If you are looking for a new adventure, where you will learn lots, as well as make a contribution to your community and environment. If you're longing to be relieved of the strictures of working for a giant corporation, this just may be the change of job that you need.

What you will bring to the role

  • Current drivers license required.
  • Full-time resident of Emerald - no FIFO is offered.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Current, unrestricted working rights in Australia.
  • The ability to be mobile, as some projects will require overnight stays of up to a week.
  • Excellent planning and time management skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.  Most of our data gathering is computer-based.
  • Basic mechanical skills as you will be in charge of a 4WD loaded with environmental equipment, sometimes in remote areas. 
  • A good sense of humour.

In return, you will receive a competitive remuneration package, and the chance to be part of a smaller team that is really making a difference – while still having a life.

Essential job requirements

  • Prepared to work outdoors - even in summer - with short periods away from home. 
  • Comply with any client site specific standards and safety requirements.
  • Operate field testing equipment to Australian and EPA Standards.
  • Collect, secure and manage environmental samples in accordance with 4T procedures and standards.
  • Maintain computer records relating to field data, and check data prepared by other staff members.
  • Organize work plans to achieve project goals and timelines in association with the Operations Manager.
  • Technical knowledge and/or qualifications an advantage.
  • Field training will be provided.
  • External, job-specific training will be available to expand your skill base.
  • Current mine site qualifications an advantage.

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