As dictated by operational priorities, the Field Camp Liaison Officer will operate between the designated parent station (if applicable) and deep field Camp. The role is integral to field camp logistics support that includes the safe and coordinated transition of cargo between Australia, parent station/ship and deep field. The position requires an operational and strategic focus, working with a significant level of autonomy, capable of managing and prioritising work demands.

This position also provides support to the Deep Field Camp Manager as required, including camp operations, logistics and cargo coordination. This support function is essential to ensuring the delivery of safe deep field operations as required, which are particularly dynamic and require a highly flexible approach to the way daily functions are prioritised.

Employment conditions

The annual base salary when in Australia starts from $98,632 per annum.

Base salary + additional allowances when in Antarctica starts from $166,586 per annum.

A generous employer superannuation contribution of up to 15.4% will be paid in addition to salary and allowances.

You will accrue recreation leave at the equivalent of 20 days per annum pro rata. Please note that recreation leave is not available in Antarctica, but will be paid out on return to Australia.

For the 24–25 season we are looking for a Field Camp Liaison Officer to support the Denman Terrestrial Campaign in the Bunger Hills. A merit pool for future projects will be developed from this application round.


In accordance with the PS Act 1999, APS employees are required to be Australian citizens. Persons who are not Australian citizens will generally only be considered where there are no suitable Australian applicants, with next considerations being Australian residents with work rights and New Zealand citizens

To apply for this role you must have the skills, experience and qualifications/licences listed below

Skills and experience


  • A demonstratable background in project management or logistics support
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering or supporting activities in remote locations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven experience in stakeholder engagement, including the ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Ability to adapt to change and prioritise work in a rapidly evolving operational environment


  • Operations or logistics support experience relevant to the safe delivery of activities in remote areas
  • Broad understanding of remote location support services, such as aviation and shipping logistics
  • Experience working and living in remote environments
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer systems including Microsoft Office suite and electronic inventory management systems

Current qualifications/licences (provide copies in your application):  

  • A current, unrestricted “C” class (manual) Australian driver’s licence
  • Valid passport when travelling to the Antarctic or sub-Antarctic. The expiry date of the passport (and any relevant visa) must be at least 6 months beyond the planned end date of your intended stay in the Antarctic or sub-Antarctic 
  • A current statement of attainment in the following units of first aid, or the ability to attain prior to commencement:
    • Provide First Aid (HLTAID0011) must be valid for at least 18 months beyond the date of AAD commencement
    • Provide CPR (HLTAID009) must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of AAD commencement


For general enquiries, please email the Expeditioner Services Team at

For job specific technical enquiries, or to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Marty Passingham, Project Manager – Denman Terrestrial Campaign at

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