Endeavour Veterinary Ecology is a wildlife consultancy that provides specialised veterinary, ecological and population management services to manage Australia's unique animals. We pride ourselves on innovative and collaborative wildlife solutions, optimal ecological outcomes, and high standards of animal welfare and management.
About the role:
We are offering a unique opportunity for full time Field Officers and a Senior Field Officer to recover, manage and monitor wild koala populations in several locations in Queensland This role will require proven experience and confidence in koala survey, capture and handling techniques, with knowledge of radio-telemetry and field databases also highly desirable. Please note that project locations vary and working away for periods of up to 2 weeks at a time (including evening and weekend work) will be required.
Key duties include:
- Field monitoring of wild koalas, including catching, trapping and release of koalas.
- Surveying bushland habitat for koalas.
- Field data/sample collection and recording.
- Identification of potentially sick/injured koalas.
- Liaising with clients and stakeholders in respect of operational aspects of the job.
- Coordination of fieldwork and logistics.
Applicant must have:
- A strong interest and passion for wildlife conservation and animal welfare
- Wildlife capture and handling skills, preferably specific to koalas.
- Good observational skills and a keen eye for detail.
- Excellent time management skills.
- Well-developed communication skills.
- Previous field experience, working in sometimes harsh conditions.
- The ability to withstand long days in the field in an often-challenging environment
- A current Drivers Licence.
- The capacity to work flexible hours, including weekends and public holidays, and to spend weeks away from home at a time.
- The ability and willingness to work both independently and as part of a team.
- The ability to quickly learn and utilise technical equipment such as radio-telemetry equipment, databases, mapping tools, wildlife tracking systems, etc.
- Experience working in and around heavy machinery (highly desirable).
- Tree climbing and working at heights certifications (highly desirable).
- Tertiary qualifications in relevant biological or ecological disciplines (e.g. zoology, conservation biology, environmental management, etc.).
- Construction White Card - or be willing to obtain certification prior to commencing work.
- First Aid Certificate - or be willing to obtain certification prior to commencing work.
- Radio-telemetry experience.
- 4WD experience.