Project Officer - Threatened Species


NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service


Merimbula (or South Coast negotiable), NSW

Salary etc:

$99,431 - $110,064 p.a. + super.


Job reference number: 00008LHB

Do you want to work in some of the most picturesque landscapes in NSW while making a tangible difference to the recovery of threatened species in New South Wales?

  • Temporary full-time role to Oct 2023 with possibility for extension
  • Merimbula location (South Coast Branch negotiable)
  • $99,431 - $110,064, plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

About the role

As Project Officer, Threatened Species you will lead the implementation, coordination and monitoring of threatened species projects and support the development and delivery of priority threatened species programs to achieve the objectives of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), Threatened Species Strategy.

Your expertise in threatened species planning, project delivery, monitoring and reporting will enable you to contribute to on-ground conservation outcomes being achieved on time, on budget and to the highest quality.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in planning and managing threatened species or biodiversity conservation projects, including field work, monitoring and reporting.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with a geographically dispersed team and playing a key role in program planning and delivery.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to present complex information to a wide range of audiences.
  • A proven ability to provide accurate advice and manage multifaceted projects with diverse stakeholders, often with tight timeframes and competing priorities.

Essential requirements

  • Previous experience developing and implementing all aspects of multi-stakeholder threatened species management projects or programs.
  • Demonstrated competency in data analysis and use of information systems, including working knowledge of GIS, databases and statistical applications.
  • Demonstrated experience in operational works relevant to the role and ability to supervise and carry out all duties safely in accordance with WHS requirements.
  • Current class C driver’s licence and willingness to obtain a 4WD operation certificate

Desirable requirement

  • Degree qualification in ecology, environmental science, or conservation

If you are an excellent team player and have the experience and anergy to deliver outcomes across several leading threatened species programs, then we would love to hear from you!

About Us

National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) manages more than 870 national parks and reserves, covering over 7 million hectares or 9% of the landmass of NSW. We conserve and celebrate our biodiversity and cultural heritage and provide wonderful natural visitor experiences for the whole community to enjoy. We carry out plant and animal conservation, sustainable tourism and visitation, research, education, volunteering programs, and fire and asset management. We work together with Aboriginal communities to manage and protect our parks on behalf of the people of NSW.

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