Conservation Field Officer


Zoos SA


Adelaide, South Australia

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Full-time - 12-month Fixed Term contract available

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to save species from extinction and connect people with nature.  We support and conduct many conservation, breeding and research programs and as part of our conservation efforts we operate both Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park.

We’re proud to welcome more than half a million people through our gates each year and we’re not slowing down. With the roll out of our 20-Year Master Plan and a number of exciting projects on the horizon, we’re thrilled to be expanding and evolving our workforce to position us for continued growth into the future.


The team at Monarto Safari Park are currently looking for an experienced and committed Conservation Field Officer in a full time 12 month fixed term capacity with the possibility to extend. This position will assist with project design and delivery for different survey methods of flora and fauna and will play a pivotal role in supporting threatened species conservation and research post-bushfire. 

The successful applicant will be a motivated, organised and enthusiastic team player who is looking for a challenging but rewarding role in delivering conservation outcomes for threatened species.

Based across both Zoos SA sites (primarily Monarto Safari Park) as well as in the field, this position will work closely with Zoos SA staff, partners in the community and stakeholders; and must also be willing to travel and spend periods of time on Kangaroo Island.

As part of our Life Sciences team, day to day tasks may include:

  • Providing support for activities that deliver on-ground conservation, habitat restoration, last chance conservation and wildlife health which may involve:
    • Carrying out on-ground works of a practical nature
    • Construction and routine maintenance of facilities, resources and equipment
    • Supporting captive breeding population establishment
  • Working closely with staff and teams from other departments delivering conservation programs and projects
  • Building and maintaining relationships with external organisations and individuals that contribute to delivery of activities
  • Provide information about costings of activities where required
  • Keep up to date with current conservation issues and methods
  • Working consistently in accordance with established safety procedures to ensure animal security, personal safety, protection of coworkers and the public.
  • Working in line with relevant Policy and Procedures/Standard Operating Procedures and providing feedback and proactive suggestions for change as required.


To be considered for these positions you will need to meet the following selection criteria:

  • Experience in conservation or environment and a relevant tertiary degree
  • Knowledge and expertise in aspects of data collection, research, reporting and scientific writing
  • Experience in field logistics and associated WHS and site access planning
  • Well-developed verbal, written communication and presentation skills, and demonstrated ability to cooperate and work well with others in the pursuit of team goals
  • Experience in a range of field survey skills including vegetation identification, animal handling/observation, camera trap surveys, and radio telemetry
  • Current Drivers license and ability to drive 4wd vehicles
  • Preferably competent with use of ArcGIS, biostatistics and spatial analysis software programs

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