DCCEEW - Koala Science Team


Parramatta or regional location, NSW

Salary etc:

$101,850 - $112,530 p.a. + super (Officer Class 7). Full-time, Temporary (30 Jun 2026).



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  • Temporary (30 Jun 2026) full-time opportunity
  • Salary relative to experience and ranges from $101,850 to $112,530 + Super

The DCCEEW Koala Science Team is currently seeking to appoint a Scientist.

Koala science priorities are to design and drive the strategic delivery of projects for koalas for DCCEEW to help meet the goal of doubling the number of koalas in New South Wales by 2050. Key priorities for the Koala Science team include the design and implementation of state-wide ecological monitoring programs that detect demographic changes and key drivers affecting koala populations at multiple spatial scales and over time to inform their conservation and management; the implementation and evaluation of the NSW Koala Monitoring Framework; and review and delivery of the Koala Research Plan.

This role ensures the effective delivery of a state-wide koala monitoring program.

About You

You will be an environmental scientist with experience in delivering large-scale ecological monitoring programs designed to detect changes in populations of terrestrial vertebrates. Ideally, you are highly organized and can facilitate the planning, procurement, and logistical-related considerations needed to ensure the successful delivery of large biodiversity monitoring programs. This position requires excellent communication skills to ensure you can work successfully with various stakeholders to deliver threatened species monitoring. Being able to provide stakeholders with technical advice (e.g., in passive acoustic monitoring) to help ensure consistent and high-quality delivery of threatened species monitoring programs would be advantageous.

Key knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge and experience in the delivery of large-scale biodiversity monitoring-related projects, including planning, delivery and budget-related oversight.
  • Experience in land manager/owner/stakeholder consultation to facilitate environmental program delivery.
  • Demonstrated experience in producing research publications or advanced technical scientific reports relating to applied wildlife ecology of Australian threatened mammals.

Essential requirements:

  • Post-Graduate degree qualification in the Environmental Sciences.

About Us

DCCEEW vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organization that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.

In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DCCEEW supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments.

Participation in the NSW Biodiversity Offsets Scheme (BOS)

Please read the Biodiversity Offsets Scheme Protocol to understand if it applies to your circumstances. All applicants for this role and 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 conflict of interests are declared and managed appropriately.

DCCEEW strongly recommends all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID-19, to be so.


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