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Title:

Fauna Spotters and Ecologists

Advertiser:

Biodiversity Australia

Location:

Townsville, Queensland

Fauna Spotters and Ecologists Urgently Needed - Multiple Roles available

  • Fauna Spotters
  • Senior Fauna Spotters
  • Ecologists
  • Senior Ecologists
  • Casual roles with potential for permanency 

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 and Ecologists to fill current vacancies in our busy team. The following outlines the roles available.

1) 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:

Required

  • 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; and
  • Construction industry safety induction card (White Card).

Highly Desirable

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

2) 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; and
  • 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:

Required

  • 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; and
  • Construction industry safety induction card (White Card).

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; and
  • 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.

Desirable

  • 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  or Drive in/Drive out (depending on location)
  • Roles available include casual (on-call or as required) or on-going casual contract of 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;
  • Prepare to undertake a Cat 3 Rail Medical; and
  • Immediate start.

Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

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Date published:

25-Jun-2020

Closing date:

ASAP



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