Job title: Science Data Officer
Job type: Full time, four-year contract with a renewal term of a second four years
Commencing salary: International Professional Officer P2
Commencement date: As soon as possible
The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), an intergovernmental organisation with its Headquarters in Hobart, invites applications for the position of Science Data Officer with primary responsibilities for delivering documented and repeatable data products for use in scientific analyses.
This position is the main conduit between the CCAMLR scientific databases and their users, delivering documented and repeatable data products for use in scientific analyses.
Working in the Secretariat’s Science team and with scientists from CCAMLR Members this position supports and advises data analysts by providing a central source for CCAMLR data, metadata, know-how, tools and techniques.
Applicants must address the following selection criteria:
Academic and other qualifications
Excellent numeracy skills with the ability to evaluate data and implement data quality rules
Advanced experience of extracting data from SQL databases
Advance experience with R (including development of R packages) and using code versioning (e.g. GitHub)
A relevant tertiary degree from an accredited institution
Direct experience of data warehouse design and ETL processes
Experience with fisheries data
Successful applicant should be a national of a country which is a Member of CCAMLR
Work experience and skills
Strong listening skills and being open to new ideas
Excellent written and oral communications skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical information to non-technical stakeholders
Experience in fisheries and/or marine biological data
Experience in the scientific analyses of data
R programming expertise including integration with multiple databases
A good working knowledge of English is necessary
A creative mind and a passion for digital infrastructure
Other qualities or behaviours
Demonstrated competence in conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong teamwork skills
Effective at building good working relationships
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview.
Employment terms and conditions
- The initial position will be full time for 4 years, with a probation period of three months. A generous salary will be offered in line with the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) Professional Officers P2.
- Other benefits are provided according to CCAMLR Staff Regulations and ICSC guidelines.
- Removal, settling in grant and repatriation expenses are paid, if required, in line with the ICSC.
- A detailed information package is available from the Secretariat on request.
Other relevant documents
Applicants should be a national of a country which is a Member of CCAMLR, and should be able to commence work as soon as practicable. It is standard CCAMLR recruitment practice to require the successful candidate to obtain a police and medical clearance prior to taking up the position. As an International Professional position, the successful applicant will be sponsored by CCAMLR to obtain a relevant Diplomatic visa.
Applications in electronic form, including cover letter, CV, your responses to the selection criteria with reference to the position description key responsibilities and duties, and the names and contact details of two professional referees, should be forwarded to:
Dr David Agnew, Executive Secretary, email@example.com
Please note: We require the letter of application and the statement addressing the selection criteria to be submitted in English. The CV can be submitted in any official CCAMLR language (English, French, Russian, Spanish).
Applications close on Monday 21 January 2019 at 5pm (AEST). For any questions, please contact Dr Keith Reid, Science Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, (03) 6210 1106 or Mrs Deborah Jenner, Finance and Administration Manager, email@example.com, (03) 6210 1112.