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ACT-Yass Birds on Farms Project Officer

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 16/10/2022
Company Name BirdLife Australia
Contact Name Human Resources Dept.
Website Further Details / Applications
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


We are looking for a Birds on Farms Project Officer to support the implementation of a new project aimed at restoring woodland habitat, landscape connectivity, and populations of woodland birds on private rural properties across a region spanning from the ACT northwards to Yass and surrounds.  

The role will assist in the delivery of a ‘Birds on Farms’ program approach that encourages landscape-scale management of temperate woodlands and associated habitats, using a combination of monitoring, community education and engagement and restoration planning with landholders.  

You will do this by:

  • Working with local experts to identify priority areas for conservation, restoration and monitoring.
  • Establishing and implementing a bird monitoring program, including data management.
  • Working with rural landholders to develop plans for their property that address the retention and enhancement of woodland habitats.  
  • Developing and distributing relevant education materials, and implementing other engagement activities, to raise public awareness of the key conservation needs of threatened and declining woodland birds.
  • Fostering and maintaining relationships with project partners and volunteers.
  • If leveraged funding is secured, assisting landholders and working with project partners (e.g., Landcare) on the implementation of on-ground habitat restoration.
  • Assisting the project coordinator with all other aspects of project delivery as required.

Status and remuneration:

This is a part-time position 3 days per week (0.6 FTE) offered on a contract through to the end of June 2025.  

This role is based in the ACT-to-Yass region. It is expected that the successful applicant would work from a home office (or similar) situated within or immediately adjoining the project area.  
Salary range is $61,675 to $67,717 per annum for a full-time equivalent plus 10.5% super. Final salary within this range to be negotiated with successful candidate based on skills and experience. You will also enjoy great benefits, including additional special leave entitlements, 17.5% leave loading and access to LinkedIn learnings professional development and networking platform.

For more role details refer to the full position description attached below or email enquiries to people&safety@birdlife.org.au   

To apply for this role you must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Conservation Biology, Environmental Science or related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of woodland birds and their conservation in Australia
  • Knowledge of issues affecting rural landholders and communities, including the agricultural sector
  • Excellent communications skills, including public speaking and writing for a variety of audiences
  • Experience in working with volunteers and rural communities
  • A current driver’s licence
  • Have valid Australian work rights with permission to work
  • Submit a cover letter, resume and brief statement addressing the selection criteria to people&safety@birdlife.org.au       

Closing Date: Applications for this role close on Sunday 16 October 2022

Please note BirdLife Australia does not accept applications from recruitment agencies.

At BirdLife we value diversity and inclusion and actively encourage applications from diverse groups and communities

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