1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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3112-13 Earth Science Technical Officer

Collects and tests earth and water samples, records observations and analyses data in support of Geologists and Geophysicists.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • collects and collates information from geological field surveys, seismic surveys, meteorological observations and other earth science surveys
  • prepares and tests samples
  • analyses data using methodologies prescribed by earth scientists to interpret survey results
  • presents results in graphic or written form by preparing maps, charts, diagrams or reports
  • checks, calibrates and maintains testing equipment
  • may investigate various geographical, geophysical or geological specialties such as water resources, climate and weather, mineral extraction, magnetic measures or gravity measurement

Specialisations:
Geological Technical Officer
Hydrographer
Hydrographical Technical Officer
Hydrological Technical Officer
Meteorological Observer
Seismology Technical Officer
Soil Science Technical Officer
Water Resources Technical Officer

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