Fauna Spotter Catchers




South East Queensland & NSW

NGH is seeking to establish a pool of casual Fauna Spotter Catchers to join our Construction Services Team. There may be potential for full-time work for the right candidate/s to work from either our Brisbane or Gold Coast office.

You will be exposed to a diverse range of biodiversity projects across SEQ and NSW and work in collaboration with our ecologists and senior ecologists from our offices in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Wagga Wagga, Sydney, and Bega. Travel may be required for longer periods in regional or remote locations.

This exciting role will involve pre-clearance surveys for fauna habitat features, amphibian, and invertebrate surveys, threatened flora and weed surveys, terrestrial and aquatic fauna capture and relocation during habitat clearing, nest box installation and monitoring, bird and bat monitoring. Ongoing training and support will be provided.

We will be looking for candidates with the following attributes:

  • Demonstrated competency of wildlife handling techniques with at least 2 years previous industry experience as a fauna spotter catcher, or similar role
  • Good native fauna and flora identification skills
  • Enjoy working outdoors with a passion for wildlife ecology
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel and work away from home
  • Ability to engage in a team environment with minimal supervision
  • Mature and sensible attitude, to undertake compliance with environmental, quality and safety policies
  • Skills in field data collection and use of cloud-based applications and GPS devices
  • Fit to work (our clients conduct random drug & alcohol tests) & pass police checks
  • Construction industry experience with a willingness to learn new skills
  • Holds an open manual vehicle licence
  • Permanent Australian citizen

Desirable qualities include:

  • Previous experience working in a construction environment
  • Snake handling certificate or fauna handling accreditation
  • Arboriculture certifications in tree climbing and operation of chain saw
  • Qualifications or current enrolment in a recognised tertiary environmental science (ecology), natural resource management or a related discipline
  • General construction induction card (White Card)
  • Working safely at heights certification
  • 4WD training
  • Lyssavirus and Q Fever vaccinations

About NGH

With over 25 years’ experience in the delivery of planning and environmental services, we are one of Australia’s most respected consultancies. With offices in all eastern states and territories, we work with clients, government, and the community to deliver positive outcomes.

Our vision is to be an influential leader in the transition to a sustainable future based on science and ethics.

Our core values are:

  • To operate ethically
  • To treat everyone equally and with respect
  • To foster and support our staff
  • To deliver projects collaboratively
  • To provide a solutions-focused approach
  • To support local communities in our cities and regions
  • To seek local solutions to global issues

Our ethics and professionalism are independently verified by ISO standards and those of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand and the Planning Institute Australia.

NGH is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

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