Biodiversity Officer (Ecological Monitoring)

Fantastic opportunity for a Biodiversity Officer with monitoring design, implementation and analysis skills to help roll out our science program across the Parks estate.
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Department: Parks Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Analyst
Classification: PVO5
Work Location: Morwell
Reference: VG/19560
Closing Date: 12-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $93,366 - $100,275
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - 19560 - Biodiversity Officer (Ecological Monitoring).pdf (PDF, 208KB)
Job Specification

Position Description - 19560 - Biodiversity Officer (Ecological Monitoring).docx (Word, 67KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Mark Antos
0407 822 636

Position Details

  • Work closely with our science team and expert partners
  • Enjoy the diversity of a state-wide role working on a range of different issues
  • Help integrate science and evidence-based decision making into park management and conservation

About the role

You will be charged with providing technical advice on conservation and monitoring issues, designing monitoring programs, assistance with field implementation and data capture and analysis. Your role provides opportunities to work in and learn about Victoria's different ecoystems and provides a mix of office-based and field duties. You will be establishing and maintaining partnerships with staff from different teams in our organisation, as well as with external stakeholders, including scientists, community members and other agencies.

We're looking for someone with:

  • Tertiary qualifications in environmental management, conservation or related field with a preference for post-graduate qualifications
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Well-developed data curation and analysis skills
  • Demonstrated experience in land conservation, research or monitoring fields
  • Proven ability to build partnerships and work as part of a team

Your application will need to include:

  • A current Resume
  • A cover letter clearly addressing all seven of the Key Selection Criteria (KSC) as outlined in the position description.

Application Closing date: Sunday 12 February 2023


The Biodiversity Science unit leads Parks Victoria's biodiversity science program to improve understanding of the status, biology and ecology of threatened and other native species, communities, and habitats to improve park management. It includes environmental impact assessment, building conservation and monitoring partnerships, application of new and emerging remote sensing technology and contributing to evidence-based decision making in an adaptive management framework.

Sound like you?

If this sounds like you then we would like to hear from you. For a confidential discussion about the role, call Mark Antos on 0407 822 636 or apply online!

Organisational Commitments

Parks Victoria is committed to child safety and has zero tolerance for child abuse and all forms of harm to children, in accordance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards. All prospective employees to undergo a National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment.

Parks Victoria recognises diversity and inclusion is everyone's business. We value a culture where everyone can be themselves at work, regardless of background, orientation, age or gender, that brings out our best, values everyone's contribution and works within a flexible working environment, ultimately reflecting the community we serve.

Parks Victoria's policies require the successful applicant to be up-to-date based on Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) vaccination advice. The successful applicant for this role will be required to provide evidence of vaccination or exemption status as part of the recruitment process.

Only people with Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency may apply for this position.

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