First listed on: 07 June 2024

About the role

Tasmania’s Inland Fisheries Service (IFS) is seeking a Commercial Fisheries Compliance Officer to join a small dynamic team that prides itself on being results focussed.

This is a key new permanent position with the ability to work from anywhere in the state once the successful candidate is well established in the role. Field work is a significant part of this role, and you’ll see some unique and beautiful parts of Tasmania while visiting sites across the state. Some attendance in New Norfolk for training and team meetings will be required and you’ll have access to a pool car when required.   

You’ll play a leading role in the setting up of systems, processes, and programs for the compliance team to work toward completing the commercial components of the compliance annual plan. Some of the key duties include:

  • Liaise with members of community groups, commercial fishers, and government agencies.
  • Prepare offence briefs and reports.
  • Participate in fisheries intelligence operations and prosecutions.
  • Collect and collate evidence and represent IFS in court.
  • Participate in management, research, and conservation programs.

Opportunities will exist for exciting future work assisting other functions of the IFS such as fish transfers, recreational angler checks, and fisheries performance assessments.

Our ideal candidate

  • Knowledge and understanding of Commercial Fisheries management principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated experience in audit and compliance procedures.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to make informed decisions and recommendations.
  • Self-motivated and has lateral thinking, system development, and problem-solving skills.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary, 11% superannuation contribution and salary sacrificing options.
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave a year (including 1 week between Christmas and New Year).
  • Special staff benefits from Aurora Energy, nominated Health Funds, and AVIS.
  • Access to a syndicate of gyms and fitness centres across Tasmania.
  • Free onsite parking at the New Norfolk office.

About us

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas) is committed to our vision of “building a sustainable Tasmania” where our natural resources, cultural values and environment are recognised and used sustainably to support our future prosperity. We take pride in fostering a workplace where diversity is celebrated, inclusivity is embraced and safety is paramount. We strive to create an environment where every individual feels respected, valued and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. 

We understand that work-life balance is essential for personal and professional success. That’s why we offer flexible work options and are dedicated to making workplace adjustments that empower individuals to fully engage and excel in their roles. If you require any reasonable adjustments during your recruitment process, please let us know.

How to apply

  1. Review the Statement of Duties.
  2. Click the "Apply" button. Alternatively, you can apply via
  3. Upload your Short Form Application which is a 1-2 page covering letter outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the Statement of Duties.
  4. Attach a copy of your current Resumé/CV.

Refer to the Advice to Applicants document for further information.

If you are unable to submit your application online, please contact Recruitment via

Closing Date

Applications close on 19 June 2024 11:55pm (AEST).

Please contact

Steve Paterson
Manager (Compliance)
Phone: 0438 338 530

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