Principal Zoologist or Senior Zoologist


Ecology Australia


Fairfield, Melbourne, Victoria

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Full-time or Part-time (minimum 4 days/week)

Ecology Australia has been providing ecological consultancy services to the public and private sector throughout south-eastern Australia since 1978. We are one of the most highly-regarded and longest-running ecological consultancies in Victoria, with a reputation for delivering high quality work with integrity and professionalism. Our team of experienced ecologists is dedicated to achieving positive environmental outcomes, with a strong focus on scientific principles and objectivity.

Ecology Australia provides a rewarding, stimulating and positive work environment, with a focus on employee development. You will have the opportunity to contribute to our diverse and interesting range of projects and services, including:

  • Flora and fauna monitoring programs
  • Flora and fauna surveys and assessments
  • Biodiversity strategies and conservation management plans
  • Threatened species and pest animal management plans
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Ecological research projects
  • Peer reviews

As the successful candidate, you will manage small- to large-size projects and contribute to other projects, from the collection and analysis of data, to the production of technical reports. You will be able to provide accurate advice to clients on the environmental policy and legislative implications of their projects. You will demonstrate strong project management skills and have previous experience in consulting.

Ideally, you will be prepared to work flexible hours, work away from home for short periods, and occasionally travel in a company vehicle to remote field locations throughout south-eastern Australia, but mostly within Victoria. A Victorian Manual Driver’s Licence and capacity to work outdoors in remote locations are essential. We have strict COVID-19 protocols in place to ensure the safety of our team.

Selection Criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications in the ecological sciences;
  • Sound knowledge of the vertebrate fauna of south-eastern Australia—including their ecology and management—and field identification skills;
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in ecological consulting for the Senior position, or a minimum of 10 years' experience for the Principal position, including experience with the planning and implementation of surveys and monitoring, data analysis and preparation of technical reports;
  • Excellent project management skills and demonstrated ability to deliver multiple projects within required timelines and budgets;
  • A thorough understanding of Commonwealth and State environmental legislation and policies, including the Native Vegetation clearing regulations and DELWP's vegetation quality assessment (habitat hectare) methodology;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with clients, colleagues and regulatory authorities with personal and professional integrity.

What we can offer you:

Ecology Australia is proud to offer a flexible and supportive work environment. This is a secure and permanent Full Time position or Part Time position if desired (minimum 4 day week), with an ongoing commitment to professional and career development. The salary package is negotiable and will be dependent on experience.

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