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Wildlife Conservation Officer


Employer: Taronga Conservation Society Australia
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Animal Welfare & Protection, Conservation & Land Management, Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 03 December, 2018.
Applications close: 13 January, 2019. (Expired)

  • Temporary contract up to three years - Full Time position
  • Taronga Conservation Society Australia Salaried Employees Award - Clerk Grade 5/6 (package starts at $92,445 includes salary, superannuation and annual leave loading)
  • Located at Taronga Zoo, Sydney

Are you passionate about wildlife conservation? Are you keen to apply your skills in conservation, species recovery and population management in an innovative and collaborative environment? Taronga is looking for an experienced, driven and motivated professional who is interested in joining an organisation committed to wildlife conservation, the highest level of animal care and delivering inspiring experiences to our guests. 

About us

We believe in a shared future for Wildlife and People. Taronga is working in partnership with wildlife conservation organisations and communities to develop ways to protect species and habitats. Taronga is For the Wild!

Our employees enjoy generous employment conditions including:

  • Complimentary family and friends passes 
  • A wide range of discounts on our award winning accommodation 
  • Discounted food and beverage purchases across the site 
  • Reduced rates for other services including animal encounters 
  • To discover more about the benefits of working at Taronga, please visit our website here.

We value diversity

Taronga is an equal opportunity employer, where we recognise the diversity of our workforce and community – be it on the basis of gender, age, culture, religion, language or personal circumstances. 

Taronga is also committed to building on the perspectives, experience, knowledge and skills that this diversity brings to our organisation.

Taronga provide specific workplace programs to support diversity and equal employment opportunities for women, people with a disability and people identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

About the role

The position of Wildlife Conservation Officer reports to the Manager Conservation and Recovery Programs. The position is responsible for supporting population planning and implementation, conservation and recovery programs and the development and delivery of animal welfare policy and procedure. The Wildlife Conservation Officers also play a vital role in science communication both internally and externally; assisting in the preparation and dissemination of communications, reports and publications. This also includes the management of databases and files to capture involvement and leadership in conservation, welfare and animal population integrity and sustainability. 

About you

You will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in animal biology, small population management, environmental science or other related discipline.
  • Good understanding of ecological processes and wildlife population management.
  • Experience undertaking wildlife conservation activities and/or research. 
  • Demonstrated stakeholder management, project management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a current volunteer NSW Working with Children Check at own expense. 

Strong candidates will be able to demonstrate:

  • Minimum three years of industry-related experience (at a zoo or gained through environmental management, conservation or research experience).
  • Experience in animal management that support Taronga’s animal population objectives, and achieve genetic and demographic population goals.
  • Experience in delivering dynamic, engaging and compelling presentations to a variety of stakeholders ranging from politicians to local communities and researchers to NGOs.
  • Experience developing or implementing conservation strategies and working collaboratively with a wide variety of partners to implement plans for the recovery of threatened and priority species.
  • Experience in the development of grant applications and reports.
  • Experience in planning, implementing and reviewing an animal population plan, providing advice, assistance and support to staff and management on the management of animals within the zoo population including welfare, husbandry and exhibit design.
How to apply for this job

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