ANZSCO code 234313
Environmental Research Scientist
Studies and develops policies and plans for the control of factors which may produce pollution, imbalance in or degradation of the environment.
Skill Level 1
Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
- Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services (VETASSESS)
- Environmental Scientist
Alternative titles are any commonly used alternative title (or titles) for the occupation. These alternative titles have the same meaning as the principal title but may be less commonly used.
- Air Pollution Analyst
- Land Degradation Analyst
- Water Quality Analyst
Specialisation titles are any commonly used titles which refer to a subset of jobs belonging to the occupation designated in the principal title. These jobs involve the performance of specialised tasks rather than the broader range of tasks usually performed in the occupation.
Unit Group 2343: Environmental Scientists
Study, develop, implement and advise on policies and plans for managing and protecting the environment, flora, fauna and other natural resources.
Indicative Skill Level
In Australia and New Zealand: Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
- Evaluating habitat, wildlife and fisheries needs, and formulating short- and long-term management goals and objectives
- Enforcing laws and regulations to conserve and protect fish and wildlife
- Carrying out environmental impact assessments for a wide range of development projects
- Proposing solutions to address negative environmental impact
- Studying the effects of factors, such as terrain, altitude, climatic and environmental change, sources of nutrition, predators and the impacts of humans, on animal and plant life
- Studying and analysing pollution, atmospheric conditions, demographic characteristics, ecology, mineral, soil and water samples
- Developing conservation and management policies for biological resources, such as fish populations and forests, and establishing standards and developing approaches for the control of pollution and the rehabilitation of areas disturbed by activities such as mining, timber felling and overgrazing
- Implementing policies and organising activities in designated parks and other areas to conserve and protect natural and cultural heritage
- Participating in management planning by providing environmental information and making inventories of plants, animals and items of cultural and heritage significance
Other occupations in this Unit Group
- 234311: Conservation Officer
- 234312: Environmental Consultant
- 234314: Park Ranger
- 234399: Environmental Scientists nec