Fauna Ecologist
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 24 June 2019

Classification: Professional Officer Class 2
Salary: $83,135 - $95,146
Position No: 37745
Directorate: Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development
Advertised (Gazettal date): 06 June 2019
Contact Officer: Melissa Snape on melissa.snape@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 0001

Details: Would you like to work in a dynamic science team in the Environment Division of ACT Government? We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Ecologist to coordinate programs and partner with the community to conserve and enhance the biodiversity of the ACT. Your primary role will be to assist in the coordination of research and monitoring relating to the management of threatening processes (with a focus on kangaroos), and to contribute to the conservation and enhancement of the ACT’s native fauna and its habitat. The successful applicant will undertake robust research and analysis, provide clear, concise and practical advice and assisting in the delivery of pragmatic evidence-based conservation programs. The role will be largely office-based but will also involve undertaking ecological fieldwork in remote locations and under adverse weather conditions.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Hold a current manual driver’s licence; willingness and ability to obtain a Senior First Aid Certificate; willingness and ability to obtain an ACT Business Firearms Licence and after training, to use firearms if required for wildlife research purposes; willingness and ability to work closely with living and dead animals, animal droppings, preserved specimens, and plants, and to perform microscope work; willingness and ability to work in remote locations, in adverse weather conditions and independently in the field. Other eligibility criteria are outlined in the Position Description.
Note: This is a temporary position available from the 1 July 2019 until 20 June 2022 with the possibility of extension and/or permanency. 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: Please email to jobs@act.gov.au: an Application Coversheet, a written application addressing the Selection Criteria limiting responses to 350 words per criteria, along with your current Curriculum Vitae, listing two referees and their contact details.


This is a temporary position available from the 1 July 2019 until 20 June 2020 with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Career interest categories:

Environmental Care and Sustainability
Trades, Maintenance and Horticulture