Advert ID: 20005885
Project Officer - Spatial Bushfire Recovery
Sydney, NSW (other locations considered)
Salary range: $70,000 pro rata, full-time (ex Super). Contract: 10 months to June 2021
Fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about the environment to join a vibrant national charity working with the seafood and marine community.
About OceanWatch Australia:
We are a national, marine environmental charity. OceanWatch has been recognised and supported as the Marine Natural Resource Management organisation by the Australian Government.
Our role is to promote best-practice activities and help increase long term returns to Australian fishers, including work to enhance fish habitats and improve water quality in estuaries and coastal marine environments.
Since our establishment in 1989, OceanWatch has managed and delivered a broad range of successful projects to improve environmental practices, protect threatened marine species, reduce by-catch, introduce sustainable technologies, change behaviours and restore important marine habitats.
About the role:
The Project Officer reports to the Program Manger- Environment of OceanWatch Australia. The role is responsible for delivering the following project and working through a complex prioritization process.
About the project:
This project aims to set up a predictive spatial mapping tool tailored to 6 regions of Australia (Northern Tasmania, Kangaroo Island, North Eastern Victoria, South and North NSW and Southern Queensland) that experienced severe fires and downstream coastal impacts.
By combining coastal community and seafood industry knowledge, exposure and vulnerability data with natural hazard predictions, the spatial tool aims to make qualitative cause and impact predictions.
The tool will support communities to discuss, plan and prioritise appropriate response actions that improve the outcome for fish habitats. This in turn leads to a more prepared coastal community and seafood industry with better evidence for future policy development and decision making.
In addition to the spatial mapping tool, a fish habitat protection protocol will be developed under this sub-project. The fish habitat protection protocol will outline the suggested decision making process to be followed post fire to mitigate against loss of fish habitat assets and will compliment and support the spatial mapping tool.
The development of the spatial tool and fish habitat protocol will enable OceanWatch Australia to work with regional NRM organisations and seafood industry/coastal communities to increase the resilience of marine ecosystems to the impacts of future bushfire events.
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If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter response to how you satisfy the qualifications and experience criteria (3 page max.) and your resume via email to email@example.com by 5pm on Monday, 10th of August 2020.
Please note: Only successful applicants will be contacted.