Advert ID: 20006300
Stemming Deer Impacts Project Officer (pt)
Invasive Species Council
Melbourne or regional Victoria
Part-time (2 days per week). Salary range: $70-82,000 pro rata plus super based on skills & experience. Duration: 1 year (extension possible)
Are you passionate about conservation and protecting our natural environment? Do you have strong experience coordinating projects, building alliances, communicating complex issues and helping to bring about change?
The Invasive Species Council is now recruiting for an experienced project manager to deliver the Stemming Deer Impacts Project.
Growing problem of feral deer in Victoria
Feral deer are emerging as one of Australia’s most serious environmental and agricultural threats. Throughout most of Victoria they are damaging vegetation, competing with native animals and degrading waterways - feral deer are transforming the state’s native ecosystems.
What is needed is a vertebrate pest management approach to the threat of feral deer. This would see protective measures removed, deer formally designated as a pest species and a cross-tenure approach taken to the control and containment of deer using the most effective available measures.
About the Stemming Deer Impacts Project
The Stemming Deer Impacts Project seeks to reduce the environmental impacts of feral deer in Victoria by:
The project will work closely with conservation and farming organisations, local government, land managers, Indigenous people and professional pest controllers.
The project officer will be responsible for managing the Stemming Deer Impacts Project.
The project officer will:
The role will have a strong focus on alliance building, education and advocacy. The project officer will draw on expert pest management advice to bring about evidence-based policies for managing the threat of feral deer in Victoria.
Project direction will be provided by a project reference group.
How to apply:View details
Please send your resume along with a detailed description of how you meet each of the selection criteria (mandatory) to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: Stemming deer impacts project officer application.
Applications must be received by 11.59pm Tuesday, 29 September 2020.
Position Description - Vic deer project officer job description 2020.pdf