Location of position: Queensland Government, Maritime Safety Queensland (opportunities include all state/territory governments and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority as well as private salvage and response companies in Australia and internationally).
Marine area that you work covers: Queensland coastal waters including the Great Barrier Reef, Torres Strait and rivers (all of Australian waters).
General duties: Planning, developing policy, education & awareness (schools, general public & shipping/maritime Industry), keeping abreast of new treaties and regulations (IMO resolutions etc), responding to ship incidents.
Relevant qualifications for this type of work: Must have interest in marine environment protection, usually some maritime knowledge/background/interest. No real qualifications are required however a background in environment, legal or operational such as fitter & turner, coxswain, Master Class 1 is advantageous. The unit is made up of a mix of qualifications. You will receive a lot of on the job expertise and experience.
Other: Responding and managing ship groundings, responding and managing pollution, developing education material to improve awareness of marine pollution on the marine environment for everyone, improving legislation and regulations to allow for the better protection of the marine environment, prosecution of offenders.