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Healthy Landscape Manager - Arid Riverine - Longreach


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

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

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

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 a Healthy Landscape Manager Arid Riverine.

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 Healthy Landscape Manager Arid Riverine is a key regional leadership position located in Queensland and will be responsible for collaboratively coordinating the people, land management and ecological activities in Bush Heritage’s programs in the Arid Riverine. This incumbent is responsible for managing staff, contractors and volunteers to deliver strategic conservation and biodiversity goals/objectives.  In addition, the Healthy Landscape Manager is responsible for coordinating and providing input into developing strategic conservation and biodiversity goals/objectives including the development of Priority Landscape plans, property management plans, operational work plans, budgets, HSE processes, governance, stakeholder communication & partnership engagement across their region of responsibility.  

What you need to succeed

  • Tertiary qualification or extensive relevant experience in conservation science and/or land management with a thorough understanding of conservation issues in Western Queensland.
  • Practical experience relating to natural resource management / land management in rangeland environments.
  • An applied knowledge and understanding of Occupational Health and Safety issues and practices, and a proven ability to manage risk.
  • Experience in effectively leading, managing and coaching staff, including the capacity to manage volunteers and contractors.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Well-developed organisational, planning and budgeting skills.
  • Ability to develop, implement and monitor works plans, including infrastructure works and maintenance.
  • A proven ability to establish and maintain relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • High level of computer literacy and proficiency with personal computers including word processing, spreadsheet, GIS, and data software.

A full position description is available below.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.