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Federation University Australia is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion.

As part of this, our employment practices include the provision of reasonable adjustments/flexible working arrangements as required, particularly for staff with disability or carer responsibilities.

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Technical officer, Health

Job no: 851886
Campus: Berwick Campus
Categories: Professional/General
School/Area: Academic Services and Support

  • Academic Services and Support – Berwick Campus
  • Part-time, continuing appointment days negotiable
  • HEW 5 - $71,415 p.a. plus up to 17% superannuation

About the role

The Academic Services and Support services the needs of the Institutes and supporting the delivery of Academic programs including the administration of work integrated learning.

You will provide technical support, training and services to staff and students for teaching and research programs. In addition to coordinating access, usage, quality assurance and compliance of a number of laboratories.

  • provide technical support for teaching laboratories and activities;
  • maintain accurate records of laboratory requirements, ensuring appropriate equipment and consumables are available;
  • ensure technical equipment is maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s requirements; and
  • prepare and safely dispose of hazardous chemicals, biological and other wastes ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation, policies, processes and guidelines.

About Federation University

At Federation University, we are driven to make a real difference to the lives of every student, and to the communities we serve.

Across our university and TAFE campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland, and the Wimmera, we deliver world-class education and facilities. With the largest network of campuses across Victoria, as well as a growing Brisbane base, we are uniquely positioned to provide pathways from vocational education and skills training at Federation TAFE through to higher education.

Federation University’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025 outlines our ambition to be Australia’s leading regional university. Our University and TAFE provide integrated lifelong learning, skills, and impactful research enabling people and communities to prosper locally, regionally, and globally.

We are the number one ranked University in Australia for First Generation Student Enrolments (Good Universities Guide 2022). Along with top rankings in Victoria around student support, social equity, skills and employment.

About you

You will have excellent time management and organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple and competing tasks and deadlines ensuring the successful running of the teaching and research activities of our Institute.

You will possess:

  • experience in coordinating the preparation, organisation and distribution of equipment, consumables and materials in laboratories;
  • knowledge and application of OH&S and EH&S responsibilities in laboratory settings;
  • ability to support academic staff in the use of equipment, conducting and designing simulated health scenarios; and
  • ability to document and maintain a range of accurate technical records.

How to apply

Please apply by Sunday, 7 December 2022.

Interviews to be held on Wednesday, 14 December 2022.

Applicants are required to submit a resume and suitability statement.

To view the Position Description, please click here: 851886.pdf

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please email the Recruitment team or phone 03 5327 9756.  Our position descriptions also list a contact person for job specific enquiries.

A workplace for remarkable people

For 150 years we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.
We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the regions in which we operate. From our academic and research staff to those working in student experience, we are all part of a collaborative culture that inspires the highest levels of excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. We are proud of our SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in 2019 for recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEM disciplines in higher education and research.

At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sexualities and genders. Should you require additional support please email Organisational Development and Diversity.

Find out more about our Aboriginal and Torres Islander Employment Strategy. For support or queries relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment please email Organisational Development and Diversity.

What we offer

We foster a positive culture shaped by our values of inclusion, innovation, excellence, empowerment and collaboration as outlined in Federation’s Living Values Charter.

You will be able to take advantage of our UniSports Health and Fitness Centre in Mt Helen, in addition to benefits such as purchased leave, annualised hours, flexible work options, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare (Mt Helen and Gippsland), discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, wellness programs, professional development programs and many other benefits. For further information visit our LinkedIn Life page or our leave and work-life balance web page.

For more information on a career with us, please visit our website or let our staff tell you more.

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