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Central NSW Woodland Birds Project Coordinator

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Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Location Australia (New South Wales)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 22/03/2019
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.


An exciting opportunity exists for a motivated and enthusiastic person to join BirdLife Australia’s Woodland Bird Program as the ‘Central NSW Woodland Birds Project Coordinator’. This role will coordinate and deliver high priority recovery activities in close partnership with a wide range of public and private stakeholders to implement a ‘Birds On Farms’ program approach that encourages landholders to ‘re-age’ degraded temperate woodlands in central New South Wales. The project will benefit a variety of woodland species but will be targeted specifically to address recovery actions for three threatened species: Hooded Robin (south-eastern), Turquoise Parrot and Brown Treecreeper (south-eastern). The project is funded as part of the NSW Government’s Saving Our Species (SOS) Program.

Reporting to the Woodland Bird Program Leader, and under guidance from the Temperate Woodland Birds Conservation Action Plan and a project advisory group, the role will address a series of threats common to a number of woodland-dependent species. In large part such threats are associated with loss of all, or components of, mature habitat associated with structural complexity:

•    mature hollow-bearing trees, standing dead timber and coarse woody debris;
•    grazing and inappropriate fire regimes impacting understorey (including natural regeneration) and leaf litter;
•    clearing and reduced functional connectivity of remnants; and
•    over-abundant native species (in this instance, Noisy Miner) resulting in competition and exclusion.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

•    promoting and coordinating the establishment of a ‘Birds On Farms’ program in the project area and immediate surrounds (which includes monitoring, habitat restoration and interventions, and species management);
•    refining habitat management guidelines for species to enable better interpretation of changes in predicted indicators of positive habitat change;
•    facilitating cooperative management plans with groups of landholders at district level to encourage complementary multi-property outcomes; and
•    promoting collaboration with private land agreement providers (including entry level providers) to encourage long-term conservation of woodland remnants.

The Central NSW Woodland Birds Project Coordinator will be required to support/work closely with partner organisations undertaking on-ground works to reduce threats and improve habitat conditions for the threatened and declining woodland birds.  The position will also implement project management including collating project outputs for reporting to funding agencies, managing the project budget, and seeking funding and in-kind contributions  to expand or extend the project.

(Please see Position Description in the dowloads below for a full list of duties and selection criteria).

Location: The position is based in the project area between Cowra and Dubbo in central west NSW. An office may be provided; in the event that such is not available office expenses are reimbursed, and the employee will be paid to use their own vehicle.

Status: This is a part-time (3 days a week) position offered on a  four-year contract. A continuation to the contract after four years may be offered subject to performance and available funding.

Salary: $57,000-$64,000 (plus 9.5% superannuation guarantee) full time equivalent will be pro rata for 3 days a week.  Final salary to be negotiated with successful candidate based on skills and experience.

How to apply for this job: Your application must include a covering letter, a statement briefly addressing the selection criteria and your current resume including two professional referees. Your application must be saved as one file (word or PDF) with your surname as the file name. Please send to dean.ingwersen@birdlife.org.au with the subject line ‘Central NSW Woodland Birds Project Coordinator', by 5pm Friday the 22nd March 2019.

For more information please call Gary Howling (0428 852814) or Dean Ingwersen (0409 348553).

BirdLife Australia is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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