APS6 Senior Entomologists

Karlka Recruiting Group
CBD & Inner Suburbs
Government & Defence
Government - Federal
Posted 19d ago
  • Contract until 30/06/2022
  • Federal Government Agency 
  • Positions available in Melbourne & Sydney

About the company
Karlka Recruiting Group has partnered with a Federal Government Agency to engage APS6 Senior Entomologists. These positions are located in their busy Melbourne & Sydney offices for an initial contract until 30/06/2022.

  • Operational management and support of Entomologists
  • Undertaking diagnostics of insects and other invertebrates
  • Coordinating and providing technical support to networks for a specialist taxonomic group or specialist technical area
  • Preparing specimens for long term preservation
  • Providing specialist risk-based biosecurity management advice
  • Contributing to the deployment of quality management and innovative diagnostic technology
  • Maintaining accurate computer based and manual records
  • Contributing to the provision of technical advice and reports to clients on policy, auditing, inspection, risk management and treatment
  • Participating in pest inspections, surveillance and response activities
  • Undertaking the development and delivery of training and awareness courses for inspection staff and other stakeholders
  • Participating in meetings and contributing to the development and review of national policies and procedures


  • Demonstrated knowledge of insects, arachnids and/or particular invertebrate pests of biosecurity significance to Australia
  • Practical experience in performing morphology-based identification of invertebrate specimens (additional experience in molecular diagnostics would be advantageous)
  • Knowledge of the Australian biosecurity environment and the application of pest risk mitigation measures
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and motivating a team
  • Driver's Licence
  • Note that intra and interstate travel is a requirement of the position 
  • Physical requirements of the roles may involve a combination of outdoor, laboratory and office-based work

How to Apply
Apply now to be considered for submission to our client by 15/10/2021
Consultant: Tiahna
Email for questions: recruitment@karlkarecruiting.com.au

*Please apply through this portal. Any applications through email may be missed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further discussion.
Applications received after the due date may be considered for similar roles.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?
  • Do you hold Australian Security Clearance?
  • How many years' experience do you have as an Entomologist?

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