Trainee Fisheries & Marine Officer


Department of Primary Industries & Regional Development


Various locations (Perth while training), WA

Salary etc:

FMO Level 2, $87,849 - $94,190 pa, Public Sector CSA Agreement 2022



Are you passionate about ensuring the sustainable use of our aquatic fisheries resources? Do you share a sense of duty to ensure people do the right thing? Are you a lover of the outdoors and a great communicator - this could be the sea change opportunity you have been looking for!

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) leads the sustainable development of Western Australia's regions and agriculture, aquaculture, food and fisheries sectors. In everything we do, we take an approach to protect, grow and innovate WA's economy, community and environment.

About the Opportunity

Fisheries and Marine Officers (FMO) play a major role in the conservation and sustainability of aquatic resources for the benefit of present and future generations by ensuring compliance with management rules through law enforcement, community education and liaison with the public. We have an exciting opportunity for you to be trained and supported to become a Fisheries and Marine Officer.

We are seeking to enhance diversity within DPIRD and encourage applicants from across WA's diverse community to apply.

As a Trainee FMO, you will undertake four months of comprehensive training at our South Fremantle Marine Operations Centre (including 3 weeks of in-field experience in the metro region at the conclusion of training), after which you will transfer to one of our district offices. After 12 months on the job and fulfilling all requirements, you will be eligible to be promoted to Fisheries and Marine Officer Level 3.

Suitable applicants will be included in this pool which will be used to fill permanent or fixed-term vacancies that arise over the next two years.

We have multiple permanent positions available to fill for the 2024 intake across Western Australia.

If you answer YES to the following questions, then this could be the job for you

  • Are you passionate about contributing to the sustainability of our oceanic ecosystems and protecting our natural resources for future generations?
  • Do you have an affinity with the marine environment and love working outdoors?
  • Do you want a job that contributes to a just, fair and ethical relationship between Government and the community?
  • Are you a motivated team player who values relationships and results?
  • Do you love dealing with people and have a commitment to customer service?
  • Are you a great communicator, assertive when necessary, with excellent conflict resolution skills?
  • Are you able to adapt to change and to be flexible, responsive and resilient?
  • Are you keen to live and work in regional Western Australia?
  • Are you enthusiastic about educating and promoting the sustainability of fishing stocks and boating safety to the fishing community across WA?

For further information and special requirements for this role please click Apply Now and follow the link to see attached the Job Description Form (JDF), Applicant Information Kit and Becoming a Fisheries and Marine Officer attachments.

Equity and Diversity

At DPIRD we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and are an equal opportunity employer. We value and strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, women and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for Fisheries and Marine Officer positions within our agency.


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