Field Team Leaders - Environmental Markets Industry




Sydney, Dubbo, Perth, Carnarvon, Geraldton, Brisbane

GreenCollar is on the hunt for Field Team Leaders to work in remote locations across Australia!

We're proud of our fieldwork program and the people that carry it out, and we're excited to be growing our team.

Our Field Teams conduct monitoring and biomass surveys for native forest protection and regeneration carbon projects. Your work will create tangible environmental benefits that you can be proud of.

The right candidates for this role will have spent time working outdoors and leading teams in tough conditions - motivating everyone to get the job done but also paying careful attention to their team's happiness and wellbeing. With the support of colleagues who've worked in the role themselves, you'll plan trips and travel to different rural properties, coordinating each day's surveying plan, and ensuring things are being done in a safe and efficient manner. You'll help with the recruitment and training of new team members, manage the equipment inventory, and liaise with our landholder partners. This is a hands-on role with lots of problem solving and thinking on your feet.

Although the focus of our fieldwork is to collect scientific data, the key attributes required for this job extend beyond scientific knowledge. The right person for this role will have worked as a leader in situations which at times may have been difficult. A good attitude towards leadership will include empathy, patience, and a sense of humour, as well as the ability to keep a team on track and get the job done on the harder days.

Successful applicants will work one 12-day trip per month and spend 4 days during the off weeks preparing for the next trip.

It is important that all applicants understand that conditions can be mentally and physically challenging at times due to weather and terrain, limited accommodation facilities and communication in remote areas. You need to like camping!

Expect to see unforgettable sunsets, parts of the bush you've never been to, country pubs and many native animals. You'll get to meet our landholder partners and gain skills in plant identification, environmental survey work and technical off-road driving, and bond with a team of like-minded colleagues.

More about the role:

Field trips are typically 12 days long in teams of 2 - 8 and involve:

  • Plant species identification.
  • Navigating through the bush on foot and in 4wd vehicles.
  • Data collection.
  • Driving long distances and driving off-road.
  • Equipment maintenance and calibration.
  • Camping onsite project properties, often without running water, electricity or mobile coverage.
  • Compliance with regulatory requirements and internal risk practices at all times.
  • Working closely with other team members for extended periods.

In NSW, transport is provided from Sydney to our base in Dubbo, and trips can take place anywhere from Broken Hill to Lightning Ridge. In WA, transport is provided from Perth, Geraldton or Carnarvon, and works can take place in the Gascoyne or further afield. In QLD, transport is provided from Brisbane, to locations across the State. Accommodation, meals and equipment are provided, along with training.

About you:

  • Must be able to drive manual vehicles.
  • Unrestricted Class C drivers' licence.
  • Good level of fitness.
  • Desire to work outdoors, to work hard, and to be accepting of all weather conditions and terrain.
  • A passion for the environment and sustainability with consistent behaviours to match.
  • Positive can-do attitude and the ability to work well in a team.
  • Ability to work away from home regularly and for extended periods .

Desired skills and attributes:

  • Experience in outdoor work.
  • Knowledge of Australian plants.
  • 4WD experience or qualifications.
  • Current valid senior first aid and CPR qualifications.
  • Wilderness or Remote First Aid qualifications.

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