Field Crew Team Leader


Southern Ecosytems Management


Central Victoria & Melbourne (Taradale base), Victoria

Southern Ecosystems Management is looking for an experienced and competent Field Crew Team leader. We are based at Taradale, but work regularly in the west of Melbourne and throughout Central Victoria.

Southern Ecosystems Management provides contract environmental vegetation management and consulting services to a range of clients both public and private.

The ideal candidate will be a hard worker that can independently lead a small team on a range of tasks. You will be prepared to lead and instruct others on correct procedure and OH&S. Importantly you will have a love of the natural environment and enjoy working outdoors.

Roles and Responsibility:

As part of our team you will be responsible for helping to maintain vegetation at a series of sites on both private and public land. Some of these duties include:

  • Weed management; including hand weeding, knapsack spraying, boom spraying and woody weed removal;
  • Roadside spraying
  • Tree planting;
  • Brush cutting;
  • Assisting with controlled burns;
  • Revegetation works;
  • Quikspray unit use for weed control
  • Some fencing works
  • Occasional track maintenance and construction
  • other land management tasks

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

  • Tertiary or TAFE qualifications in Conservation Land Management, Natural Resource Management or similar is preferable.
  • Field experience and leadership experience
  • Well-developed skills in Plant ID
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely fashion
  • Ability to achieve agreed projects and prioritise work
  • Be physically fit and able to work in all types of weather conditions.
  • Manual Driver’s License
  • Cross cut and basic fallers chainsaw training preferred
  • First Aid (Level 2)
  • ACUP
  • White Card


  • Experience with plains grasslands.
  • Fire experience

You will receive:

  • Above award salary.
  • A vehicle for transit use.

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