Airside Wildlife Management Officer
About the business
Biodiversity Australia is a leading Australian Environmental Management Consulting Business focused on building sustainable partners, economic management and ecological balance.
We have a specific business unit that manages wildlife and bird strike mitigation programs for various civilian and military airports throughout Australia.
About the role
Biodiversity Australia is seeking a suitably qualified individual to join us and effectively provide wildlife management duties within the Amberley or Sunshine Coast regions.
You should have sound wildlife identification capabilities, particularly avian species, with experience in wildlife management preferred. The successful applicant will receive internal training and be fully supported by technical staff and resources.
Start and finish times will be variable depending on operational requirements and you will be required to work on nights, weekends and public holidays on a rotating roster. This is a casual position.
In this role, you will be responsible for:
- active management of wildlife airside
- data collection and management
- developing wildlife management strategies
- client liaison and relationship building
- meeting and contributing to high company ethics and safety standards
Skills and experience
This is a unique opportunity to grow with a dynamic team within a company committed to the conservation and welfare of Australian native animals. To be successful in this role you will have:
- Demonstrated field experience or tertiary qualifications in ecology, zoology, natural resource management or equivalent;
- Appropriate field experience demonstrating high situational awareness relatable to operations airside and around aircraft;
- Experience or qualifications in handling wildlife in a safe manner;
- Experience with radio communications (ideally VHF, in relation to Ground and Tower);
- Aerodrome Reporting Officer or Work Safety Officer qualification (or demonstrated experience);
- General Construction Induction Card (white card);
- Firearms License (Cat A&B); and
- Ability to apply for and receive an Aviation Security Identification Card (Police check required).
Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply.
The interview process will begin without delay, so please send in your application as soon as possible.
Due to the large number of applications received, only applicants who have been shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.
The application form will include these questions:
- Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
- Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
- What's your expected annual base salary?
- How much notice are you required to give your current employer?