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Project Officer

Southern ACT Catchment Group

Southern ACT Catchment Group (SACTCG) is seeking a Project Officer to support the SACTCG team to deliver bushfire recovery and community-based volunteer activities in the fire affected areas of southern ACT. This position will work closely with the ACT Parks and Conservation Service and Landcare ACT.

  • This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) position until 30 June 2022 (with three month probation) and possibility of extension.
  • Salary: $72,000 - $82,000 p.a. plus travel expenses, superannuation and Long Service Leave.

About Southern ACT Catchment Group

Southern ACT Catchment Group (SACTCG) is an umbrella not-for-profit organisation and Landcare Network that supports 26 member community groups and rural landholders in the Southern ACT area. SACTCG works in partnership with the community to improve biodiversity, habitat connectivity and build community stewardship of local environments in the Upper Murrumbidgee Catchment.

About the position

This position is primarily responsible for implementation of bushfire recovery activities through grant funded projects. It will deliver activities and engage community volunteers in recovery actions in Namadgi National Park, Tidbinbilla Reserve and on rural lands in the burnt areas. It will work closely with stakeholders including, ACT Government Parks and Conservation Service, Landcare ACT ( the Peak Body for Landcare), rural landholders, environmental volunteers, the Australian National University and other community organisations and SACTCG members.

The successful applicant will be situated part-time in the Namadgi National Park Visitor Information Centre and part-time in the SACTCG offices in order to coordinate closely with both organisations. The position will also support the SACTCG staff in delivery of other projects as required.

Key Duties

  • Work under the direction of Southern ACT Catchment Group and the guidance of project steering group to collaboratively delivery bushfire recovery activities in the burnt areas of the ACT.
  • Project manage a range of grant funded projects under tight timeframes.
  • Work with the Executive Officer to achieve funding requirements and reporting
  • Liaise with stakeholders including rural landholders and community groups, and manage external contractors for the delivery of on-ground actions such as pest plant treatments.
  • Ensure alignment and value adding to Parks and Conservation Service bushfire recovery actions in southern ACT.
  • Organise and manage groups of volunteers to undertake on-ground restoration projects.
  • Develop project specific communication materials with the SACTCG Communications Officer as needed.
  • Attend staff meetings and meet with committee as required
  • Contribute to other duties with running a community-based office as required

Education / Qualifications

  • Qualifications: Tertiary qualification in Environmental Management / Science is highly advantageous.
  • Licence: A current driver’s license
  • Use of a personal vehicle is required. Reimbursement for mileage will be in addition to salary.
  • Experience operating a 4WD vehicle is an advantage.

Selection Criteria:

  • Experience in environmental management and understanding of community based natural resource management.
  • Excellent interpersonal communications and liaison skills (verbal and written) with a range of stakeholders including local Government, rural landholders and community groups.
  • Community engagement experience (preferably in the field of Natural Resource Management or conservation).
  • High level of organisational and project management skills including experience initiating, planning and managing public events.
  • Adaptability, flexibility and commitment to work as part of a small team in a changing work environment.
  • High-level computer literacy. Experience in using software for special data management desirable.

For information contact (02) 6296 6400 or 0447 223 396 or email info@sactcg.org.au using the subject line: Project Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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