Senior Conservation Officer


Trust for Nature


Bairnsdale, East Gippsland, Victoria

Salary etc:

$72,012 + 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 delivery of the covenant program and assisting with project management.

In the role of Senior Conservation Officer, you will;

  • Implement delivery of the regional conservation project Iconic Estates Far Eastern Forests  ensure quality and timely outputs and reporting for the project;
  • Establishment of permanent conservation covenant agreements; prepare management plans and establish monitor  programs on covenanting properties
  • Delivery community engagement program with landholders to encourage participation in the permanent protection program;
  • Maintain and foster relationships with funding partners, project partners and the broader NRM community;
  • Assist with the delivery of other East Gippsland projects such as onground pest plant and animal control activities
  • Deliver stewardship visits within the region as part of the delivery of the project and core Trust for Nature programs, including promotion of the program, site assessments, compile management plans for habitat on private land and data management in Salesforce;
  • Contribute to the delivery of other Trust for Nature services including input into policy and procedure development, organisation of TfN events and promotional activities, support for volunteers;
  • Supervise volunteers or contractors
  • Undertake spatial reporting for projects and use of ArcGIS for management plan mapping and monitoring

This role is a full time (open to part time) fixed term position for 6 months 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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