Calling all Fauna Spotters and Ecologists (multiple opportunities, immediate start)


Biodiversity Australia


Townsville, Queensland


  • Fauna Spotters
  • Senior Fauna Spotters
  • Ecologists
  • Senior Ecologists

Our Company

Biodiversity Australia is a leading Australian Environmental Management Consulting Business focused on building sustainable partners, economic management and ecological balance.

On-going market growth has developed the demand for Fauna Spotters and Ecologists on a specialist project located in Galilee Basin, in Townsville North Queensland and will include work in remote locations on a drive in drive out basis.

Biodiversity Australia are looking for a number of experienced Fauna Spotters to fill current vacancies in our busy fauna management team. The role of Fauna Spotter includes spotting and catching wildlife in preparation for and during land clearing activities. 

Fauna Spotters - Roles and responsibilities

Requirements for the role include demonstrated experience in:

  • Wildlife handling and restraint;
  • Identification of native flora and fauna;
  • Habitat identification;
  • Data collection; and
  • GPS mapping.

Skills and experience for the role

The Fauna Spotters that we are looking for will have the following:


  • Fauna Spotter/Catcher experience;
  • Current First Aid Certificate;
  • Current Driver’s License (Manual);
  • Demonstrated experience working with building, mining and resource industries, and/or linear infrastructure on major projects at the planning and/or implementation stage;
  • Construction industry safety induction card (White Card); and
  • Venomous snake handling certification.

Highly Desirable

  • Tertiary education in wildlife management, conservation and land management, environmental science / environmental management or animal related studies will be highly regarded; and
  • 4x4 Vehicle Training.

Ecologists - Role and Responsibilities

  • Technical leadership to ecological projects (from field flora and fauna surveys through to writing and review of high quality, technically robust reports)
  • Direction and management of ecological projects for clients in the resources and infrastructure, government and defence, residential and aviation sectors including accountability for project profitability
  • Technical leadership, coordination and mentoring of a small team of ecologists and fauna consultants
  • Compliance reporting and monitoring
  • Business development pursuit of new projects, and client communications.

Skills and experience for the role

The Ecologist that we are looking for will have the following:


  • Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) in related discipline.
  • Current First Aid Certificate.
  • Current Driver’s License.
  • Demonstrated experience working with building, mining and resource industries, and/or linear infrastructure on major projects at the planning and/or implementation stage.

Highly Desirable

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in ecological flora and fauna consulting or related fields.
  • Minimum 2 years working in the Brigalow Belt.
  • Extensive demonstrated knowledge of techniques, government standards/policies and experience in the delivery of all aspects and scales of ecological field surveys and statutory assessments for both flora and fauna. 
  • Detailed and demonstrable knowledge of and experience interpreting and applying relevant environmental legislation (QLD, Northern Territory and Commonwealth).
  • Medium to high level GIS skills.
  • Ability to manage all aspects of a project from planning logistics to supervising field staff.
  • Thorough understanding of WH&S requirements and obligations.
  • QLD Regional Ecosystem Framework and Bio-Condition training.
  • Demonstrable high-level botanical skills i.e. identification, vegetation community mapping, biometrics, REs, etc.
  • Knowledge and proven capability in preparing Environmental Impact Statements and similar environmental approvals documents; and an associated demonstrated knowledge of legislation aside from that specifically dealing with ecological matters.


  • QLD S11 General Coal Mine Induction.
  • High level and depth of experience in vertebrate pest management from preparing large scale management strategies to devising and implementing monitoring plans.
  • Experience in planning, implementing and managing major vegetation restoration or rehabilitation programs and plans, including project development, planning, implementation and funding.
  • Skills/experience in statistical knowledge of ecological data and complex survey design and/or data analysis such as habitat ranking and modelling.
  • 4x4 Vehicle Training.

Work Conditions and Benefits

  • Fly-in/Fly-out contract;
  • 3 weeks on, 1 week off; 
  • 10 hours per day minimum / maximum 12 hours per day;
  • All flights, accommodation and meals will be provided for;
  • All equipment required for the role will be supplied;
  • Opportunity to work with a large and professional team;
  • Whilst this is a 12 month opportunity, there will be opportunity for permanency for the right candidate;
  • Prepare to undertake a Cat 3 Rail Medical; and
  • Immediate start.

Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply.

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