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Ecologist - South East NSW and Victoria


Employer: Bush Heritage Australia
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Conservation & Land Management, Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 07 June, 2018.
Applications close: 24 June, 2018.

  • Help deliver on our vision of Healthy Country, protected forever
  • Interesting and challenging role
  • Excellent team and working environment

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a very real contribution to the protection of Australia’s unique wildlife and their habitat.

Bush Heritage Australia, a national leader in landscape-scale conservation, is seeking an Ecologist South East NSW and Victoria.

Our vision of Healthy Country, protected forever sees us where we are needed most: in areas of high conservation value with low levels of protection. With the help of our donors, we protect and help manage 6.2 million hectares of land across the country. In our mission to return the bush to good health, we provide habitat for more than 5,800 native species, including at least 235 threatened species. Two proven approaches underline what we do: we carefully select, purchase and manage landscapes of high conservation value; and we work in partnership with others, including Traditional Owners, to achieve key conservation outcomes.

About the role

The Ecologist South East NSW and Victoria will work with relevant Bush Heritage staff, partners and the broader scientific and natural resource management community to deliver a science program that reflects the conservation and cultural land management priorities of the regions within SE NSW and Victoria in which Bush Heritage operates. The Ecologist South East NSW and Victoria will be primarily responsible for the implementation of the research and monitoring plans for each of the reserves and partnerships in the Priority Landscapes in SE NSW and Victoria. This position will work collaboratively with the HLMs, and the Reserve Managers in the region to ensure conservation management, species recovery and research programs are developed and implemented for the purposes of delivering on the Bush Heritage Knowledge Strategy and ensuring adaptive management of our reserves.

What you need to succeed

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in ecology, preferably landscape ecology, with 5 years or more post-graduate experience.
  • Experience in the design, implementation and analysis of ecological monitoring and survey programs.
  • A sound knowledge of the political, ecological and social issues of ecology in South-eastern Australia.
  • Experience working effectively and productively in a team environment to deliver natural resource management or research outcomes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people.
  • Computer literate with Microsoft Office, email, GIS software, statistical software and other basic software packages.

A full position description is available below.

How to apply for this job

If you have a passion for conservation and want to make a real difference in protecting our natural environment, then respond by addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description and send your application with your resume to employment@bushheritage.org.au, using the subject line: Ecologist - South East NSW and Victoria (ESENV2018) application via EthicalJobs, quoting job ID: ESENV2018.

To be considered in the selection process it is a requirement that you address the selection criteria.

If you require further information, please contact Fiona Hann on 03 86109137.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this role.

Applications close: Sunday, 24 June 2018.

Supporting materials  PD - Ecologist SE NSW and Victoria.pdf