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Ecologist And Monitoring Officer

ACT Government - Canberra Airport, ACT

Agriculture, Nature & Animal
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Come contribute your skills to protecting the natural environment of the Canberra region. A role is available within the ACT Natural Resource Management (NRM) team for an experienced ecologist and monitoring officer. We are seeking someone with expert knowledge related to ecology and biodiversity conservation, the management of projects, and the delivery of field monitoring programs.

This position provides expert ecological advice across a range of field-based projects to support improved delivery and outcomes. This would include linking project delivery to best practice ecology and restoration science, and providing ecological advice on appropriate actions to improve biodiversity or native vegetation. The position develops and manages a range of projects that are delivering biodiversity outcomes. The role oversees contractors and may manage field activities of staff and contractors.

The field monitoring component requires the role to design and deliver a program of ecological monitoring to support a variety of field project sites across the ACT. The position will work with ACT Government ecologists, land managers and community partners to design a monitoring program across selected sites and undertake a variety of ecological field monitoring approaches.

The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:
Demonstrated knowledge in plant and animal identification relating to native and non-native species (including pasture species) in the ACT Region.
Proven ability and demonstrated experience in designing and undertaking monitoring programs related to flora and fauna.
Demonstrated proficiency using ArcGIS for data management and mapping, as well as spatial planning and reporting.
Proven ability to undertake complex project work with minimal supervision whilst meeting deadlines, including a demonstrated capacity for teamwork and project co-ordination.
Experience in building productive working relationships with diverse networks of land managers, community groups and NRM practitioners.
Tertiary qualifications in a field of environmental management or biological science is preferred.
A current driver’s licence.

Note: An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. This position will be moving to a new workplace designed for activity-based working (ABW) in 2020. Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

How to Apply: Please provide a maximum two page pitch for the role along with a current curriculum vitae including two referees.

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Canberra Airport, ACT

Agriculture, Nature & Animal


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