Fisheries Management Officer
Department of Primary Industries and Regions
Job reference: 575796
Location: 5024 - WEST BEACH
Job status: Ongoing
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

The Opportunity

South Australia is a national leader in the seafood industry with a strong export industry, a highly sustainable commercial fishing industry and the largest and most diverse aquaculture industry in the nation.

The Fisheries Management Officer contributes to tangible outcomes and plays an important part in managing South Australia’s fisheries resources, consistent with ecologically sustainable development and other objects of the Fisheries Management Act 2007.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate excellent writing skills, ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with staff and external stakeholders, ability to plan and prioritise work, and possess a sound knowledge of fisheries management as it applies to South Australia.  

The Fisheries Management Officer is part of a team within the Fisheries Management Unit of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Division, Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA).

About Us

South Australia is internationally recognised for the quality of its agriculture, food, and wine. Our regions are the backbone of our state and the economic powerhouse that drives prosperity for all South Australians.

PIRSA is a key economic development agency working in partnership with our primary industries, regional stakeholders and across all levels of government to advance the prosperity and sustainability of South Australia’s primary industries and regional communities.

We are a passionate team of around 800 people working across metropolitan and regional South Australia to develop and protect our state’s regions and food, wine, aquaculture, fisheries, forestry, grains, livestock, dairy and horticulture industries.

It's no wonder there are so many exciting and diverse career opportunities in our organisation. If you’re ready to join us, apply now!


At the Department of Primary Industries and Regions, we offer our employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development and flexibility.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace.  We embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, irrespective of culture, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or age.

Special Conditions

  • Successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a National Police Check (NPC) prior to being made an offer of employment.
  • Australian residency or current works permit is required (responsibility of applicant to provide evidence of a current work permit).


  • Possession of a current driver’s licence and willingness to drive.
  • Out of hours work and inter / intrastate travel may be required.
  • You actively participate in PIRSA’s Performance Management and Development Program.
  • You acknowledge your work, health and safety obligations.
  • You undertake training and participation in emergency management activities as required.
  • The incumbent will be required to undertake emergency management training and must be willing to participate in emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities required by government agencies.

ASO5 - $84,522 min - $94,003 max per annum, plus superannuation


Sam Stone
Manager, Community Fisheries
Phone: 0439 728 643 / 8429 2101

Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted online.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please see the attached applicant instructions and outline your skills and experience in relation to the Professional and Technical Knowledge, Relationship Building and Written Communication capabilities of the attached role description.

Applicants must include the contact information of at least 2 referees with 1 being your immediate supervisor/manager and a completed “Pre-Employment Declaration in the SA Public Sector” form.

Applications close: 05/03/2024 11:45 PM

- Application Guidelines#6.pdf
- Pre-Employment-Declaration#9.pdf
- Role Description - ASO5 Fisheries Management Officer#5.pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.