Technical Officer (Botany)


Ecology and Heritage Partners Pty Ltd


Melbourne, Victoria

Ecology and Heritage Partners Pty Ltd is an ethical Company built on integrity and professionalism. Our experienced team has a wealth of expertise in the fields of terrestrial and aquatic ecology, Aboriginal, historical and built heritage, bushfire risk assessment and management, and geospatial solutions.

We are renowned for providing innovative solutions to complex projects for a variety of Government and private clients throughout Australia. We have established offices in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra and Geelong, and work across various industries.

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic individual who wishes to further develop their experience and skills as a botanist, and the position provides excellent prospects in a growing business for the right person. This position will be based in our offices in Melbourne working primarily as part of our Victorian operations.

This position requires familiarity with Victoria's flora and ecosystems, a working understanding of Victoria's Guidelines for the removal, destruction or lopping of native vegetation, and other legislative frameworks. The ability to communicate this information, both verbally and in technical reports will be a key consideration in the selection process. Skills in the design and management of detailed field investigations, and plant identification should reflect your experience and application level.

To be successful you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification, preferable a degree or post graduate degree in environmental science (botany, ecology), natural resource management, or related discipline.
  • A minimum one-year practical experience undertaking field based botanical surveys.
  • Knowledge of, and preferably how to apply, environmental legislation and government policy such as the EPBC Act and Victoria’s Guidelines for the Removal, Destruction or Lopping of Native Vegetation.
  • Willingness to learn quickly and a demonstrated high level of professionalism.
  • Other non-technical skills required include excellent communication skills, high level of computer literacy, and ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.
  • You should be prepared to work flexible hours, including when conducting botanical field surveys, and be willing to travel to field locations throughout Australia.
  • Current manual Victorian Driver’s License and capacity to work outdoors essential.

You will also have good time management capability, excellent communication skills and the ability to meet deadlines. You will be willing to share your knowledge and learn from others, enjoy being part of our team, and be passionate about making a positive contribution toward biodiversity conservation in Australia.

The position provides a flexible work environment with considerable opportunities to grow in the position and move within the Company.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicant, based on qualifications, skills and experience.

The position offers a flexible work environment with considerable opportunities to grow and move within the company.

What We Offer You

Company benefits include:

  • A positive and supportive office culture which values people as their greatest asset
  • Passionate and technically experienced staff
  • A competitive remuneration package based on experience
  • A flexible work environment
  • Discretionary bonus for high achievers
  • Professional development opportunities around career and networking

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