Senior Conservation Officer - Bairnsdale


Trust For Nature


Bairnsdale, Victoria

Salary etc:

$72,012 - $79,727 p.a. + 10% super.

Join an organisation that safeguards a future for Victoria’s unique natural environment;

  • Play a vital role in bushfire recovery with a team passionate about enabling people and nature to live and thrive in harmony;
  • Fixed term, full time position from August 2021 - June 2022 (open to part time by negotiation)

About us:

Trust for Nature is a not-for-profit organisation that works collaboratively to protect nature on private land forever. We have protected about 100,000 ha across both covenants and our conservation reserves, as well as managing 44 reserves and operating a Revolving Fund for conservation property purchases. We have since evolved into one of Victoria’s primary land conservation organisations, with several tools to help people protect biodiversity on private land.

About the role:

Trust for Nature is seeking a full time, fixed term Senior Conservation Officer for the East Gippsland region in Victoria based in Bairnsdale.

The Senior Conservation Officer will assist with the project management and delivery of the Australian Government Bushfire Ecosystem Recovery & Refugia Protection Project. The position reports to the Gippsland Area Manager.

The role requires a technical and generalist understanding of issues relating to the protection and management of native habitat. A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing and a capacity to establish good relationships with landholders are considered critical to achieving conservation gains on private lands.

The ideal applicant will have a commitment to biodiversity conservation, with a background in natural resource management and have excellent interpersonal skills. They will bring skills and experience in the identification of Victorian flora and fauna, both native and introduced and be competent in  project delivery, including monitoring financial status, time management and reporting.

The position is a fixed term contract from August 2021 through to June 2022 and may continue subject to funding availability.

The base full time salary is between $72,012 - $79,727 per annum, plus 10% superannuation, plus travel costs.

The salary offered will be commensurate with the level of experience. 

A National Police Check will form part of the selection process and use of own vehicle may be required at times.

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