Lead Project Officer


The Wentworth Group


Sydney, Canberra, or Brisbane preferred (other locations negotiable)

The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists is seeking a motivated project manager with expertise in native vegetation, mapping and remote sensing/GIS to lead a recently funded native vegetation mapping and monitoring project for Australia. This position would suit a technical expert with extensive project management experience and native vegetation knowledge. Applications will be accepted up to 22 September 2021.

08-1.0 FTE (negotiable depending on qualifications and experience)

Primary duties:

  • Overseeing project development and implementation;
  • Administering and supporting an expert advisory panel;
  • Developing a national vegetation mapping standard to enable appropriate mapping of a range of different ecosystem services from native vegetation;
  • Building relationships with potential end-users, including sourcing feedback on most useful product to ensure take-up of project outputs;
  • Coordinating delivery of pilot study by service provider;
  • Developing the national standard and mapping systems with stakeholders through identifying and securing additional funding;
  • Designing and implementing the communications and extension strategy.

Essential Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated relevant project management experience with the ability to work in a small team environment and the ability to prioritise a wide range of potentially conflicting demands;
  • Demonstrated high level technical and spatial skills and experience in the conservation sciences, including using remotely sensed data;
  • Familiarity with Australian native vegetation;
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating and negotiating with high level stakeholders in a range of sectors, including State/Territory and Federal Governments;
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in environmental conservation policy analysis and/or planning, advocacy, and implementation, including a concept of the policy implications of developments in native vegetation mapping technologies;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills as well as excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and GIS programs.

 Desirable Criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience and high-level skills in communications and knowledge extension, including capacity to engage and collaborate with end-users regarding application of project outcomes


Salary package will be $100,000 p.a. (including superannuation).

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Closing date:

22-Sep-2021, 5pm