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Threatened Flora Ecologist

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Location Australia (South Australia)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 31/05/2018
Company Name Government of South Australia
Contact Name
Website Further Details / Applications
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The Threatened Flora Ecologist is responsible for reducing the risk of extinction of threatened flora species within the Region by increasing the protection and improving management of key populations and their habitat on private and public land through: the collection and analysis of information; provision of advice; engagement of key stakeholders; development of policies, procedures and guidelines; and by facilitating the delivery of on-ground threat abatement activities

Special Conditions

  • Will be required to participate in fire management or associated duties, including emergency operations such as bush fire suppression activities, commensurate with their fitness and training levels. This may require some out of hours work including participation in an ‘on call’ roster.
  • A current class “C” drivers licence and willingness to drive is essential
  • Some out of hours work may be required
  • Intrastate travel including overnight absences may be required
  • Located at Cleland Conservation Park but may be required to relocate to other Regional Offices
  • May be required to work alone in a field environment

Essential Qualifications
An appropriate Bachelor Degree in Ecology, Conservation Biology or equivalent is essential.

Full time (37.5 hours per week), for up to 5 years.

$79,552 - $88,420 per annum, adjusted according to part time hours work

Jason Van Weenen

Species Ecologist
Mobile 0427 277 700

Application Instructions
All applications must be submitted online.  All applicants are required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration

 Please submit a CV and letter of application (max 3 pages) addressing the criteria below

  1. What experience do you have in monitoring native vegetation and/or threatened flora populations?
  2. Can you detail your experience and the key challenges in communicating threatened flora and/or native vegetation stories to the public?
  3. What experience do you have in threatened species recovery planning processes?
  4. What flora conservation practices interest you the most and why?
  5. What experience do you have working with landholders and/or community groups and what constitutes successful engagement to you?
  6. What is your understanding of the major threats and impediments to threatened flora recovery?
  7. Can you describe a successful species monitoring or management project that you had a significant role in developing or implementing, including detail on what made it successful?

Applications close: 31/05/2018 6:00 PM
- Pre-Employment-Declaration.pdf
- Role Description Threatened Flora Ecologist.pdf
- Threatened Flora Ecologist application criteria.pdf

Flexibility Statement

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

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