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Title:

GIS Analyst - Great Southern Landscapes

Advertiser:

Greening Australia

Location:

Perth, WA

Salary etc:

$65k - $91k

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and dynamic technical person to join our team and work with us as we lead a new era of conservation action through integrated, science-based planning for ecological restoration, regenerative agriculture, and climate change adaptation.

About us

At Greening Australia, we believe that people thrive when nature thrives.  We are an environmental enterprise that thinks big to tackle the challenges facing Australia’s unique and diverse landscapes in ways that work for communities, economies and nature.  By restoring Australia’s fragile and diverse ecosystems and habitat, we restore local economies with them, helping to create healthy, productive landscapes where people and nature can thrive.

We work to solve bold and complex environmental problems through conservation on a massive scale, with programs and projects covering millions of hectares of land and protecting hundreds of native species.  With teams in 30 locations around the country and more than 150 knowledgeable and expert staff, we are having a measurable and lasting impact on Australia’s unique environment through our programs, services and partnerships.

To maximise our impact between now and 2030 we are focusing our efforts on delivering five key programs in partnership with thousands of landholders, partners and businesses across Australia - enabling us to achieve far more than we could alone.

This role will be embedded within our Great Southern Landscapes program where we are working with thousands of landholders and partners to create Australia’s biggest carbon sink and establish one million hectares of habitat across southern Australia.

About you

You will join our team as we scale up our efforts to restore and manage habitat, implement regenerative agriculture solutions and mitigate and adapt to a rapidly changing climate.

The role

This represents an outstanding opportunity for you to join one of the key organisations focused on one of Australia’s greatest environmental challenges.  You will work across our national Great Southern Landscapes program, spanning from south-west WA across SA and VIC to include ACT, NSW and TAS.

Your role as a motivated, innovative and enthusiastic GIS Analyst will be to apply your expertise in geospatial science and technology to complex ecological problems and projects, undertaking modelling, planning, analyses and mapping to guide on-ground action and increase our conservation impact.  You will also provide advice, assistance and spatial solutions to operational staff to facilitate survey, planning, tracking and monitoring of our ecological restoration projects.

Key areas of accountability and outcomes include:

  • Providing expertise in spatial modelling, in-field GIS data capture and desirable to have UAV/remote sensing and/or monitoring and evaluation experience,
  • Providing high level mapping support to key ecological projects and initiatives, where required,
  • Developing project design concepts and supporting technical collateral, creating and updating technical workplans and developing project monitoring plans,
  • Contribute to the development of a nationally consistent monitoring database, monitoring and evaluation framework / methodology for project sites (incl. integration of remote sensing (including UAV sensing – both RGB and multispectral), ground-based monitoring, modelling, etc.) for all GA projects,
  • Liaises within and outside the organisation, provides technical advice, and represents the organisation in various forums with a focus on enhancing program impact, collaborative partnerships and improving/maintaining GA’s science/technical standing amongst its network,
  • Work with research partners to addressing critical knowledge gaps and areas of innovation, with an emphasis on geospatial solutions and in-field measurement/monitoring,
  • Provide GIS and spatial technical support across the Great Southern Landscapes program
  • Contribute to project budgeting and forecasting.

Key Selection Criteria

Essential

  • Passion, commitment and a desire to make a difference!
  • Tertiary qualifications in Biological/Environmental/Spatial Science, Geography or equivalent;
  • Minimum of two years relevant experience;
  • Working knowledge of ecological restoration (including for biodiversity and/or carbon sequestration);
  • Demonstrated high level experience in application of GIS (ArcGIS and other relevant software) to conservation and ecological restoration projects, including spatial modelling, analyses, remote sensing, in-field data capture and data manipulation and management;
  • Highly developed conceptual and analytical skills, and high-level ability to provide scientific and technical advice and ability to develop realistic responses to complex issues;
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering complex, large-scale projects, on time and within budget;
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical, conceptual, communication skills, including technical report writing;
  • Demonstrated communication skills and experience operating effectively within a collaborative and proactive team culture;
  • Experience in project design, implementation and evaluation;
  • Ability to undertake irregular inter / intra state travel for extended periods;

Desirable

  • Post-graduate Degree or similar (Honours, Masters, PhD);
  • Experience or qualifications in the conservation or environmental sector;
  • Proposal development and tender writing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and liaison with clients and partners, including industry, local and state government and relevant consultants/researchers;
  • Project budgeting and resource planning.

Benefits

  • A role that delivers impact and helps develop a sustainable Australian future
  • Flexible working arrangements and other leave benefits
  • Vibrant culture

How to apply:

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Date published:

11-Jan-2021

Closing date:

12-Feb-2021




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