Biodiversity Field Officer

Albury, Australia
24 May 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: New South Wales
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 5/6 (Research)
Salary Package: $70,078 - $82,651 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing Contingent Funded (CCF)

  • Be part of an innovative project that supports farmers and the environment
  • Build your skills in research design and data collection
  • Be paid to work outdoors conducting biodiversity surveys on flora and fauna
  • Three positions available based in Cowra, North East Victoria, and Gundagai

Position overview 

The Fenner School of Environment & Society is a world-leading centre for cross-disciplinary environmental and sustainability research, education and policy-relevant advice. Through cutting-edge research and insightful analysis, our academic experts create social, economic and environmental impact and deliver real-world solutions to address complex environmental challenges.

Sustainable Farms is a new and innovative project that is rapidly developing its scope and reach. You will support the development of the project by collection of high quality biophysical data and supporting our program of community outreach activities. You will also be involved in the design of research projects and sharing the project’s research findings with the community through field days, workshops, papers, and public seminars. 

The Biodiversity Officers report to the Research and Extension Officer, and work closely with both project staff within the university and in regional locations, along with Landowners, external partners in Local Land Services and Landcare groups.

Applications are invited from individuals who love to be in the field conducting biodiversity surveys as well as speaking with local landholders and our land management partners. The successful candidate will be proactive and interested in research design and data collection. You will also be committed to sharing your knowledge with the community to improve agriculture outcomes for both farmers and the environment.

This appointment is continuing, contingent on external funding with an anticipated end date of October 2023 and may be extended pending funding availability.

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Please indicate the location of the position you are applying for.

The Biodiversity Field Officer will be based in Cowra, Gundagai and Northeast Victoria. The Victorian position location is still to be decided but will be in Northeast Victoria to service existing research sites and maintain proximity to other field staff in southern NSW.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position. In your application, please indicate in which location you would prefer to be located.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

Advertised: 24 May 2019 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 17 Jun 2019 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time