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NSW Regent Honeyeater Field Officer

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Australia (New South Wales) - Australasia
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Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 19/08/2022
Company Name BirdLife International
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We are looking for a dynamic NSW Regent Honeyeater Field Officer to join our team to assist with the delivery of high priority recovery activities for the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater.  This role will work with Regent Honeyeater experts both within BirdLife Australia, and with partners such as the Australian National University, to help deliver a range of nest interventions designed to improve the breeding success of the species.

These interventions are intended to reduce the predation of nests by both mammalian predators (e.g. Sugar Glider, Brush-tailed Possum) and a range of avian predators (e.g. ravens, Laughing Kookaburra, Pied Currawong).  This position will work to deliver project activities funded as part of the Australian Government’s ERF Threatened Species Strategy Action Plan – Priority Species Grants.

You will do this by:

  • Undertaking active searches for Regent Honeyeaters, based on sightings by other project staff or members of the public.
  • Surveying suitable habitat to search for Regent Honeyeaters, such as areas flowering heavily.
  • Under the direction of senior project staff, implementing monitoring of any active Regent Honeyeater nests using established protocols.
  • When active Regent Honeyeater nests are found, implementing a range of nest intervention protocols designed to improve the breeding success of the species (e.g. attaching trunk collars to trees, guiding installation of nest monitoring cameras).
  • Liaising with arborists when installation of nest monitoring cameras is required, and maintain the cameras while nests are active to collect data on fate of nests.
  • When required, arranging access to properties or public land on which Regent Honeyeaters might be found.
  • Assisting with established National Regent Honeyeater Monitoring Program surveys across NSW.
  • Assisting with any other fieldwork as required by senior project staff, such as mist netting and colour band reading.

Status and Remuneration

This is a full-time position (1 FTE) based in NSW offered on a 4-month contract.
Salary range $61,675 to $69,227 per annum (dependant on skills and experience of the successful applicant) plus 10.5% super. This is a field-based
project with most fieldwork expected to occur around the Greater Blue Mountains region, hours are flexible with evening and weekend work likely.

For more role details refer to the position description attached below or email enquiries to HR@birdlife.org.au

To apply for this role you must:

  • Excellent ornithological field skills, including identifying birds by sight and call
  • Demonstrated experience with fieldwork in a range of conditions, including use of maps and GPS for navigation
  • Demonstrated ability to collect and manage biological data, including entering and vetting data in spreadsheets
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Demonstrated experience in working in rural and/or remote communities
  • Experience in working with and involving volunteers
  • A current driver’s licence and access to vehicle suitable for fieldwork
  • Have valid Australian work rights with permission to work
  • Submit a cover letter, resume and brief statement addressing the selection criteria to Dean Ingwersen, Woodland Bird Program Leader at HR@birdlife.org.au

Closing date: Friday 19th August 2022
Please note BirdLife 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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