Working at PIRSA

Our people are passionate about their work and play a vital role in developing and supporting our state’s primary industries and regions.

PIRSA offers an exciting and diverse range of career opportunities throughout the agency. We value diversity and provide career development opportunities.

We are committed to providing a healthy and safe work environment. We recognise that the wellbeing of our employees is reflective of a supportive work environment, which contributes to positive business outcomes.

Workplace benefits

Current Vacancies

Position Salary Level Location Division Closing Date
Research Scientist - Reproduction$84,399 - $93,400 per annumPO2 Roseworthy 5371 South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Biosecurity Officer - Casual$73,217 - $76,750 per annumOPS4 Kingscote Biosecurity Division Friday, 1 July 2022
Project Support Officer$64,636 - $68,886 per annumASO3 Urrbrae, 5064 South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) Friday, 1 July 2022
Senior Fisheries Officer$78,504 – $83,924 per annumOPS5 Kingston SE, 5275 Fisheries and Aquaculture Sunday, 3 July 2022
Senior Plant Health Inspector$64,636 - $ $68,886 paOPS3 Glenside Biosecurity Division Tuesday, 5 July 2022
Senior Plant Health Inspector(s)$64,636 to 68,886 per annumOPS3 Various Biosecurity Thursday, 7 July 2022
Biosecurity Research Officer - Pest Animals$84,399 - $93,400 per annumPO2 Urrbrae Biosecurity Division Friday, 8 July 2022
Senior Technican$71,953 - $76,391 per annumTGO2 Port Augusta, 5700 Biosecurity Friday, 8 July 2022
Weed Control Coordinator$94,176 to $99,615 per annumSAO6 Glenside, 5065 Biosecurity Sunday, 17 July 2022
Veterinary Officer - Epidemiology and Risk$84,399 – $93,400 per annumPO2 Glenside 5065 Biosecurity Friday, 22 July 2022
Senior Veterinary Officer - Epidemiology and Risk$96,860 – $102,400 per annumPO3 Glenside 5065 Biosecurity Friday, 22 July 2022

Joining PIRSA

Here are some tips for writing your application to join the Department of Primary industries and Regions (PIRSA).

Check the job vacancy advertisement for guidelines specific to the role you are applying for.

How to apply

Further opportunities to work with PIRSA

Scholarships and grants

Through PIRSA's South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), we offer a range of bursaries and grants and supervision for postgraduate students.

Undergraduate students, keep your eye out for the next round of Aquatic Sciences summer scholarships, usually opening from September each year.

Find out what's on offer through SARDI

Work experience

If you are interested in an opportunity to undertake work experience within PIRSA please contact

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