Natural Environment Project Officer


Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning


Location flexible within Gippsland region, Victoria

Salary etc:

$71,853 - $87,245 p.a. + super.


Position No: 50935507

This position offers a fantastic opportunity to make a positive difference in the recovery of East Gippsland's biodiversity AND work with a committed and supportive team of highly skilled biodiversity professionals to co-deliver Gippsland’s Bushfire Biodiversity Recovery and Response Program.

  • Make a difference – be part of the core team delivering high profile biodiversity recovery projects for threatened species, including Eastern Bristlebird and Spot-tailed Quoll.
  • Add value – help achieve great project outcomes by actively applying your technical skills and capabilities in biodiversity, collaboration, project delivery, innovation, and critical thinking.
  • Enjoy your work - work and live in Gippsland and directly contribute to the management of East Gippsland’s important biodiversity values.

The Natural Environment Project Officer is responsible for supporting the planning and delivery of threatened fauna species recovery projects.

Key position tasks include scientific monitoring, surveying, planning, delivery (including fieldwork) and reporting to support delivery of Eastern Bristlebird and Critical Weight Range Mammals (CWRM) threatened species projects.

This position is part of the Gippsland Biodiversity Recovery and Response Program (BBRR) team within Natural Environment Programs. The BBRR team is a small group of environmental professionals who take collective ownership for supporting a positive team culture and achieving BBRR program goals through high quality service delivery.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Qualifications in natural resource management and/or relevant experience is mandatory.
  • Technical skills in fauna monitoring and data management is mandatory.
  • Knowledge and skills in bird and mammal identification is desirable.
  • Current Victorian driver’s licence (mandatory).

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2022. The location for this position is flexible within the Gippsland Region.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.

Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period. To be appointed to an ongoing position you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian/New Zealand citizen.

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

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