Project Ecologist


East Coast Ecology



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About the Role

We have a great opportunity for a motivated and passionate ecologist to join our team, on a casual basis. This role will suit a graduate or junior ecologist that is looking to gain entry into ecological consulting.

To be successful in this role you must have a self-driven interest in ecology and passion to grow your ecological knowledge. You must be able to work in the field independently for prolonged periods and be comfortable liaising with clients face-to-face. You must have your own car and the ability to work from home.

Key Responsibilities:

Conducting ecological assessment prior to the removal of vegetation and fauna habitat, including:

  • Identifying and demarcating threatened plants and habitat for threatened fauna.
  • Identifying priority weeds.
  • Use of a GPS-enabled tablet.
  • Preparing pre-clearing and post-clearing reports.

You will also be required to be present during vegetation/ habitat clearing to catch and relocate any fauna displaced by the clearing activities.

Required Skills:

  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of NSW/ACT flora and fauna.
  • Animal handling experience.
  • Field experience- comfortable working in a range of sites from urban areas to national parks.
  • Report writing- capable of producing accurate and professional scientific reports.
  • Drivers' licence (with no conditions).
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal).
  • GIS experience (preferred, not essential).

Experience and Qualifications

You must be comfortable working long hours in the field, including trips away either solo or with a colleague, for up to five days. Ideal candidates will have experience driving a 4WD off road.

You must have a tertiary degree in Environmental Science (or a related discipline). You must also have your first aid and Construction White Card.

Willingness to be put through additional training courses.


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