Closes: 03 April 2020
Classification: Senior Professional Officer Grade C
Salary: $107,475 - $115,687 plus superannuation
Position No: 00637
Directorate: Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development
Advertised (Gazettal date): 20 March 2020
Contact Officer: Rosie Cooney on
(02) 6205 0023
Details: The Conservation Research unit in the Environment Division provides science-based information for environment conservation, policy, planning and management, based on field research and monitoring. The unit has a focus on threatened species, potential and current threatening processes, ecological restoration, the collection of baseline biological data and providing conservation advice on environmental issues.
An opportunity exists in the Vegetation Section for a Senior Ecologist who will be responsible for the delivery of many aspects of a program of research and monitoring of ACT vegetation and ecosystems. The focus of the position is to provide advice to government on matters relating to vegetation management including threatened plants, and to manage and undertake ecological studies to assist the government in its conservation, planning, and land management responsibilities. You will be responsible for overseeing the scientific management of the ACT Vegetation Mapping Project, analysing threatened plant species data, contributing to land management agreements and continuing the process of developing the review and revision of the ACT Woodland Strategy.
The senior vegetation ecologist provides information and advice to support the ACT Conservator of Flora and Fauna and is critical to delivering research outcomes and providing input to the Scientific Committee.
The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility/Other requirements: A tertiary qualification is required in a field of environmental management or biological science, preferably including studies in ecology and conservation of plants and ecosystems. Other experience is outlined in the Selection Criteria.
Note: This is a temporary position available immediately until 20 November 2020. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only. This position will be moving to a new workplace designed for activity-based working (ABW) in 2020. Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk.
How to Apply: Expressions of Interest are sought from potential candidates and should include a supporting statement of no more than two pages outlining experience and/or ability including contact details of at least two referees and a current curriculum vitae.
Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.
This is a temporary position available immediately until 20 November 2020.