Consultant Zoologist




Port Melbourne, Victoria

Salary etc:

Fixed-term, Full-time.

Biosis is a business that lives to influence better client decisions about ecology and heritage.

We are ethical, independent and genuine.

We employ highly experienced multi-disciplinary teams of aquatic ecologists, archaeologists, botanists, zoologists, environmental planners and GIS analysts, across our offices in Albury, Ballarat, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Wangaratta, Western Sydney and Wollongong.

About the role

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Zoologist to join our team in Port Melbourne on a full time, fixed term basis of no less than 12 months.

To be successful in this role you will have extensive field experience and at least some consulting experience. Shorebird identification experience would be highly valued. You will be working across multiple projects and locations so a willingness to be flexible and be able to travel is essential.

In addition, the right candidate must be able to demonstrate their strengths against the selection criteria below.

Our offer

Biosis prides itself on having a supportive and progressive workplace culture in all our teams. All our employees enjoy:

  • Coaching from experts in their field.
  • Employee spot rewards like Shoutouts and gift cards and lunches for your work anniversaries.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • A learning and development program actually valued and championed by senior staff including team retreat days.
  • Study assistance to pursue higher qualifications.
  • Internal job opportunities throughout NSW and Victoria.

Selection criteria

To be considered for this role, please forward your CV and cover letter which demonstrate these required skills and attributes:

  • Tertiary qualifications in ecology or zoology.
  • A minimum of three years of zoological experience (preferably in consultancy or the public sector).
  • Strong fauna identification skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with field survey design and implementation.
  • Working knowledge of Commonwealth and state legislation with regard to ecology.
  • Strong proposal and report writing skills.
  • Experience in sales, client relationship management and business development including client liaison and consultation.
  • Demonstrated experience with project management, including managing budgets and delivery within set timeframes.
  • Competency with computer programs and software such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook or similar software packages.
  • A manual driver's licence.
  • Australian citizenship/residency, or a valid work permit.

Biosis encourages people from all backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


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Closing date:

06-Jun-2022, 5pm