Conservation Field Officer


WWF Australia


Broome, Western Australia

Rare opportunity to save our iconic species in the most unique wilderness in Australia - The Kimberley.

  • Join one of the world's largest and most respected conservation organisations
  • Part time 4 days per week (occasional weekend days/nights)
  • One-year contract

We’ve only got one Earth. A planet that we all – animals, plants and people – share and depend upon. The need to protect it has never been greater.

For over 50 years WWF has been a leading voice for nature. We are the world’s largest conservation organisation, working in 100 countries and with over 5 million supporters.  WWF-Australia is the 7th largest member of the WWF Network. We work with governments, businesses and communities on environmental issues with a single mission: to build a world where people and nature thrive.

The Kimberley Indigenous Ranger Threatened Species Program works with Indigenous rangers to safeguard threatened species within the Kimberley and these strategic, scientifically-based collaborations are delivering solid conservation results. See an example of work here wwf.org.au/news/blogs/recognising-our-rangers

About the role

The Kimberley Indigenous Ranger Threatened Species Program involves WWF working with Indigenous communities and partners to conserve and sustainably manage biodiversity.

The role specifically oversees the planning and delivery of field work by surveying and mapping threatened species. Additionally, the role contributes to the broader program by co-creating conservation management plans and developing engaging content, such as photos and stories that connect WWF donors to the onground work undertaken to save threatened species.

WWF values diversity and is building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. WWF is an equal opportunity employer. The position is located in Broome and works closely with Indigenous partner organisations. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Experience in conservation biology and ecology-based programs, preferably relating to Australian threatened species.
  • A track record of carrying out scientific fieldwork, including experience in designing/coordinating trips and conducting research.
  • Demonstrated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competence and a track record of building trusted working relationships with Traditional Owners.
  • Well-developed verbal, written and communication skills and ability to capture content for digital channels (e.g. website, blogs, social media).
  • Organisational and time management skills.
  • An ability to work both autonomously and as member of a team.
  • Intermediate level competence in Microsoft Office applications.

It is desirable that applicants have:

  • An understanding of the socio-politics of the environment and conservation in northern Australia;
  • A knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety, preferably relating to remote field work;
  • Local networks within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS), video, photography and/or social media skills;

Ideally, you will have tertiary qualifications in nature conservation, environmental management or natural resource management or relevant equivalent experience, remote first aid certification or willingness to obtain one, a driver’s licence with 4WD experience.

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