THE Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) commenced a recruitment drive today to fill vacant fisheries officer positions across the state.
VFA Chief Executive Officer Travis Dowling said the roles would suit passionate individuals with integrity wanting a challenging career, often on the water, protecting fisheries resources for future generations.
“It’s a job outside the nine to five norm where your office is Victoria’s beautiful waterways,” Mr Dowling said.
“The positions will be full time, ongoing and based predominantly in regional Victoria.
“The VFA is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce, so women and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.
“The successful candidates will become part of a team of 74 fisheries officers stationed throughout Victoria from Mallacoota in Victoria’s far east, north to Swan Hill and west to Portland.
“Day-to-day duties vary enormously and range from enforcing recreational and commercial fishing rules to apprehending persons engaged in serious illegal fishing activity.
“Officers educate people about sustainable and responsible fishing, assist with fish stockings and fisheries management activities.
“They also work with other natural resource management, maritime safety and emergency management agencies to protect our valuable aquatic environments and keep people safe on the water.”