Senior Ecologist - BCT


Biodiversity Conservation Trust


Location by negotiation - state wide

Salary etc:

$108,841 - $121,247 p.a. + super, (EO9). Ongoing, Full-time.



Do you want your work to make a difference for NSW?

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.

  • Ongoing full-time Senior Ecologist opportunity.
  • Location by negotiation - State wide.
  • Recruitment pool also available for similar full-time and temp opportunities including roles in Regional South East Delivery Branch - Queanbeyan.
  • Salary ranges from $108,841 to $121,247 plus superannuation and annual leave loading.

The NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT), as part of the Department of Planning, & Environment (DPE) cluster, has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Ecologist to join the Property, Investments and Partnerships team.

Work closely with regional teams, partners and other stakeholders to secure conservation across NSW under the Revolving Fund and Co-Investment Partnerships mechanisms.

About you

As part of a small team with state-wide operations, you will regularly use your mapping and data assembly skills to undertake desktop ecological assessments.

Use your knowledge of ecological analysis and report writing to support the development of Business Cases for investment in conservation assets across the state.

To be successful in the role you will require strong GIS and report writing experience and be willing to travel state-wide for field ecological and property assessments.

Essential requirements

  • A degree in a relevant ecological or environmental science discipline.
  • A valid Australian driver's licence and willingness to travel.

About Us

The New South Wales Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) is a not-for-profit statutory body, established under Part 10 of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and managed by a Board appointed by the Minister for the Environment. The Trust's roles are to support and encourage landholders to enter into agreements to conserve and protect biodiversity on private land, guided by the government's Biodiversity Conservation Investment Strategy; secure biodiversity offsets when developers choose to pay into the Biodiversity Conservation Fund; and other activities that promote greater awareness of, appreciation and understanding of, biodiversity and the importance of conserving it.

In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DPE supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments. We are committed to the Premier's Priorities and welcome applications from all.

Participation in the NSW Biodiversity Offsets Scheme (BOS) and the BCT's private land conservation (PLC) programs

All new employees with an existing defined interest in the BOS will be required to disclose their personal (or a close family member's) participation to ensure potential conflicts are managed appropriately. In some circumstances this may require divestment of the interest.

The BCT also has restrictions on staff participation in its funded PLC programs. No additional funding, beyond that already agreed to by the BCT, may be sought or approved during time as a BCT employee or for a 12-month period following termination of employment.

The Department is committed to protecting the public interest and public trust in the exercise of its functions. These values, together with transparency and accountability, are integral to the administration of the BOS and PLC programs.

If you (or a close family member) participate in the BOS scheme or already hold a funded agreement with the BCT and require further information before submitting your application please contact the hiring manager. The BOS protocol is available publicly here via this page.

DPE expects all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID-19, to be so.


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