Senior Conservation Officer (0.8 FTE)


Trust for Nature


Bairnsdale, East Gippsland, Victoria

Salary etc:

$72,012 (FTE) +9.5% Super

About us

Trust for Nature is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to protecting nature in Victoria. Our vison is that Victoria’s most threatened native plants and wildlife are protected for future generations. To achieve this, we work closely with private landholders, government, organisations, Traditional Owners and businesses to help restore, protect and manage biodiversity on private land. Our team is made up of 60 passionate people who work with communities throughout Victoria and take practical action to care for and nurture nature.

Together, we can and will make a difference to Victoria’s natural environment, would you like to join us?

About the role

Trust for Nature is seeking a Senior Conservation Officer for the East Gippsland region in Victoria based out of Bairnsdale. Reporting to the Gippsland Area Manager, The Senior Conservation Officer is responsible for implementing the Stewardship Program and assisting with project management and delivery.

In the role of Senior Conservation Officer, you will;

  • Support Communities & Habitat in Fire Impacted Landscapes
  • ensure quality and timely project outputs, and contribute to budget management and reporting for the project
  • assist in the delivery of on ground project works through contractors and landholder agreements
  • maintain and foster relationships with funding partners, project partners and the broader NRM community, including covenantors
  • monitor vegetation condition on covenanted properties and engage landholders in the monitoring program
  • deliver stewardship visits within the region as part of the project and other core Trust for Nature programs, including promotion and site assessments
  • compile management plans for habitat on private land and data management in Salesforce;
  • undertake spatial reporting for projects, using ArcGIS for management plan mapping and monitoring
  • input into policy and procedure development, TfN events and promotional activities and support for volunteers;

This role is a part time(0.8FTE) fixed term position for 12 months (March 2021- March 2022) and may continue subject to funding availability.

The full time base salary is $72,012 per annum, plus 9.5% superannuation, plus travel costs.

About you

We are searching for someone who has both a technical and generalist understanding of issues relating to the protection and management of native habitat in Victoria. Someone who is qualified and experienced in ecology and conservation management and has demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, establish good relationships with landholders to achieve conservation gains on private lands.

The ideal applicant will have a strong commitment to biodiversity conservation, with a background in natural resource management and have excellent interpersonal skills.

This role requires that you have a Drivers licence and access to the use of your own vehicle may be required at times.

Want to know more? Please see the attached Position Description outlining the roles responsibilities and key selection criteria.

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Closing date:

12-Mar-2021, 5pm

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