Plant Community Ecologist (PVO6)

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 02/04/2023 (Midnight)
14 days remaining

14 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Parks Victoria

Salary: $102,996 - $110,619

Occupation: Environment

Reference: VG/11404000

Reference: VG/11404000

Occupation: Environment

Salary Range: $102,996 - $110,619

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Parks Victoria is looking for an experienced plant ecologist who is passionate about conservation, can find pragmatic, innovative solutions to real-world challenges and believes in using science to support better park management.

  • Be part of a small but committed, collaborative and science-focussed team.
  • Help make a difference by supporting integration of scientific and technical knowledge into planning and delivery of park management programs.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and external research partners to develop and implement targeted research and monitoring programs to address critical knowledge gaps

About the role:

The primary focus of the position is to provide technical scientific support to Parks Victoria with a strong emphasis on botany and flora ecology. The position will provide scientific and technical advice to staff across the organisation, take a lead role in the development and implementation of environmental research and monitoring projects and programs, communication of research and monitoring outcomes and incorporation of findings into park management. You will work with planning and operational staff across the state and collaborate with external research partners and students to establish and implement applied research and monitoring projects that address important knowledge gaps and help improve conservation efforts.

We're looking for someone with:

  • A post-graduate degree in botany, ecology, environmental science or environmental management with strong expertise in flora ecology, plant conservation and/or landscape ecology
  • Demonstrated experience and high-level understanding of the design and implementation of field­based environmental research and monitoring programs, data management and statistical analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse and interpret scientific information (including critical review of technical literature, as well as the outcomes of research and monitoring projects) and to understand and communicate their implications for environmental management to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Victoria's ecosystems and of conservation and environmental management.
  • Demonstrated ability to build networks and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team as well as independently.
  • Ability to work within strict time and budgets constraints and to work flexibly across a range of concurrent projects.

Your application will need to include:

  • A current Resume
  • A cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the position description.

Application Closing date: Sunday 2 April 2023

Sound like you?

If this sounds like you and you would like to be part of our team, we would like to hear from you. For a confidential discussion about the role, call John Wright on 0438 528 709 or apply online!

Organisational Commitments:

Parks Victoria is committed to child safety and has zero tolerance for child abuse and all forms of harm to children, in accordance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards. All prospective employees to undergo a National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment.

Parks Victoria recognises diversity and inclusion is everyone's business. We value a culture where everyone can be themselves at work, regardless of background, orientation, age or gender, that brings out our best, values everyone's contribution and works within a flexible working environment, ultimately reflecting the community we serve..

Parks Victoria's policies require the successful applicant to be up-to-date based on Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) vaccination advice. The successful applicant for this role will be required to provide evidence of vaccination or exemption status as part of the recruitment process 

Only people with Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency may apply for this position.

Plant Community Ecologist (PVO6)

Job type:

Full time

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John Wright | 0438 528 709

Plant Community Ecologist (PVO6)