The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) aims to provide ecologically sustainable and economically efficient Commonwealth fisheries, through understanding and monitoring Australia’s marine living resources and regulating and monitoring commercial fishing, including domestic licensing and deterrence of illegal foreign fishing.

The Fisheries Management Branch (FMB) is a division of AFMA. It is responsible for developing and implementing policies, management arrangements and administering research and stock assessment processes which are consistent with AFMA’s legislative objectives for fisheries.

Current opportunity

APS 6 Economist

Policy Environment Economics and Research


The Economist assists the Policy Manager to deliver services in the Policy, Environment, Economics and Research Section by undertaking economic research, analysis and providing sound economic advice to improve fishery management outcomes.


Relocation assistance will not be provided for this vacancy.

AFMA’s method of submission for applications is via our online Recruitment system.  Please check our website more information on how to apply.

Before applying for this vacancy we advise you read the Position Description for this role and the Integrated Leadership System (ILS) tool associated with the APS classification of this vacancy.  Further information can be found on AFMA’s website. 


Extensive experience and/or tertiary qualifications in economics (preferably Honours level or higher) is highly desirable.

All applicants must be Australian citizens. AFMA staff are employed under the Australian Public Service Act 1999.

The preferred applicant will be required to hold or be able to obtain and maintain a Baseline security clearance.

Contact Officer:Nigel Abery (02) 6225 5303.    Closing Date for applications:Sunday 15 July 2018

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