Biodiversity Recovery Project Officer (VPSG4)

Job posted: 24/02/2021
Applications close: 10/03/2021 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland

Job type: Full time / until 30 June 2022

Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Salary: $87,640 - $99,438

Occupation: Environment

Reference: VG/50939922

Reference: VG/50939922

Occupation: Environment

Salary Range: $87,640 - $99,438

Work location: Gippsland

  • Work with a dynamic team committed to delivering high-quality biodiversity outcomes through on-ground actions
  • Work and live in Gippsland and directly contribute to management of our special and important biodiversity values
  • Location: Negotiable within the Gippsland Region Contribute and support the recovery of East Gippsland’s biodiversity impacted by the 2019-2020 bushfires through delivery of threatened fauna species conservation projects

The Biodiversity Recovery Project Officer is responsible for the planning and delivery of threatened fauna species (small mammals, e.g. Spot-tailed quoll, Long-footed / Long-nosed potoroo) conservation project/s focusing on species monitoring, assessment and implementation of actions to support long-term population resilience.

The position will provide expertise in, and practical application of, small mammal conservation management, including species monitoring, genetics and population resilience; and be responsible for leading and contributing to specialist field-work and office-based activities. Establishing collaborative partnerships with a range of stakeholders, including land managers and scientific experts will be important to position success. Effective record and data management, analysis and reporting (including systems management and the preparation of written, verbal and geospatial/mapping information) is critical to this role.

The successful applicant will be an experienced biodiversity or natural environment management professional with proven skills and expertise in threatened fauna species (preferably small mammals) conservation, genetics and population resilience monitoring and action; and, have a strong commitment to working as part of a team to collectively deliver Gippsland's Bushfire Biodiversity Response and Recovery Program funding package.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in natural resource management or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge and skills in mammals or other fauna translocations is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience and competence with data and information management (including geographic information/spatial).
  • Current Victorian driver's licence (mandatory).

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2022.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and capabilities sections. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday, 10 March 2021.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.

Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period. To be appointed to an ongoing position you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian/New Zealand citizen.

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Biodiversity Recovery Project Officer (VPSG4)

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Full time / until 30 June 2022

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Jo Andrews | 0408 386 184

Biodiversity Recovery Project Officer (VPSG4)