Case Manager (Aquaculture)

Location: Adelaide CBD

Salary: $81,352 to $90,200 per annum

Job type: Temporary / term vacancy up to 2 years

Closing date: Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Reference number: 330182

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Case Manager (Aquaculture) to be part of our Fisheries and Aquaculture Division within PIRSA. The role reports to the Program Leader, Aquaculture Environment Program.

The Case Manager (Aquaculture) is part of the Aquaculture Policy and Environment Unit, within the broader Fisheries and Aquaculture Division. The incumbent will provide high-level advice to the Minister responsible for Fisheries and the Executive Director, Fisheries and Aquaculture in relation to the Aquaculture Act 2001. The role supports a one-stop shop approach administered by PIRSA to facilitate the development and regulation of Aquaculture in South Australia.

The position is recognised as a specialist in ensuring technical input and personal responsibility is provided to the progression of case management processes relating to aquaculture development applications put forward by the aquaculture industry.

The incumbent will be responsible for technical assessments against the objectives of ecologically sustainable development, scientific and legislative interpretation and a high level of customer and stakeholder liaison required as a result of aquaculture development and operational proposals and will take responsibility for the progression of their associated applications.

This role extends to land-based and marine aquaculture applications and may involve multi-faceted discussions and negotiations according to the complexity of the application at hand, with industry and government stakeholders. Effectiveness in this role requires a sound knowledge or awareness of the Aquaculture Act 2001 and a range of other relevant state and national legislative frameworks relevant to aquaculture development and operation including but not limited to the Environment Protection Act 1993, the Fisheries Management Act 2007, the Harbours and Navigation Act 1993 and the Marine Parks Act 2007. Outcomes of this understanding will include proposing licence conditions to reflect assessments and obtaining mandatory referrals to ensure the relevant legislation is adhered to.

Additional requirements of this role include implementation of site visits and audit processes for existing aquaculture licences, contribution to the division’s aquatic animal health program and assessing environmental monitoring information.

About Us

Primary Industries and Regions SA, as a key economic development agency of the South Australian Government, works across a diverse range of industry sectors including agriculture, livestock, forestry, fishing and aquaculture and regional development. We involve and engage with others to ensure we make good decisions, have clear policies, plan and implement effective programs, drive relevant projects, promote efficient resource use and broker shared responsibility. In this way we enable the State’s primary industry sectors and regions to remain competitive, productive and sustainable.


At PIRSA, we offer our employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development and flexibility.

Our Commitment to Diversity

PIRSA is committed to building a flexible, diverse and inclusive culture, planning for and promoting diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse community groups and ages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ, people with disabilities, women and other diversity groups. PIRSA recognises the benefits that such an approach brings for our staff and customers in delivering the future of SA.

Special Conditions

This is a temporary / term vacancy up to 2 years. Possession of a current driver’s licence and a willingness to drive is required. Out of hours and intrastate and interstate travel may be required.


A degree in Marine Science, Law or related field.


Belinda McGrath-Steer
Phone: (08) 8429 0142


Applications must be submitted online via, citing Reference Number: 330182

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a Covering Letter (no more than 3 pages) outlining your skills and experience in relation to the Professional and Technical Knowledge, Planning and Organising (Work Management) and Collaborative Approach capabilities of the role description and a current CV (no more than 5 pages). 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'.

Supporting Documents:

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.

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