Project Ecologist - Conservation Research

Professional Officer Class 2
Salary Range: $79,824 - $91,356 (PN: 41673)

Details: As a Professional Officer Grade 2 – Project Ecologist in the Conservation Research unit you will be responsible for the developing and delivering targeted research providing improved knowledge of the diversity and distribution of hollow dependent fauna in the forest of the ACT. This role will be responsible for: Completing a literature review into survey methods; designing a survey to detect and identify hollow dependent fauna in ACT forests; scheduling of survey fieldwork including coordinating staff and volunteers and communicating with land managers; undertaking fieldwork in remote locations including leading small field teams and applying relevant work health and safety procedures; writing technical documents such as ethics applications, survey methods and scientific reports. Managing scientific data and undertaking statistical analysis; undertake delegated responsibilities as a Conservation Officer pursuant to the Nature Conservation Act 2014. Maintain records in accordance with the Territory Records Act 2002.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Hold a current manual driver’s licence. Willingness and ability to obtain a Senior First Aid Certificate; willingness and ability to work in remote locations, in adverse weather conditions and independently in the field; willingness to work at heights. A Bachelor-level university degree in a field of zoology, environmental management or biological science, preferably including studies in ecology and conservation of terrestrial fauna and ecosystems.

Note: This is a temporary vacancy available ASAP until 30 June 2019 with the possibility of extension.

Contact Officer: Greg Baines (02) 6207 2116 [email protected]

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Applications Close: 21 November 2018

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