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Wildlife Ecologist - North West

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Job Listing Date
16 May 2019
Location
Broome & Kimberley
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Conservation, Parks & Wildlife

Wildlife Ecologist - North West

Wildlife Ecologist - North West
Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary, WA

~ A unique opportunity to help shape the future of private sector conservation in the Kimberley ~

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is seeking a conservation ecologist who is motivated work with Traditional Owners, Ranger Groups and other partners to conserve Australia’s wildlife in the vast, remote and biologically intact landscape of the Kimberley, north-west Australia.

AWC currently manages over 2.5 million ha of land in north-west Australia. AWC manages wildlife sanctuaries at Mornington-Marion Downs and Charnley River - Artesian Range; is under contract with the Commonwealth Department of Defence to deliver conservation and land management at Yampi Sound Training Area; and works in partnership with Traditional Owners to deliver conservation and land management on Tableland and  Dambimangari lands.

Reporting to the Regional Ecologist – North-west, the Wildlife Ecologist North-west will work as a part of a team of ecologists responsible for implementing AWC’s science program in the Kimberley, WA. Key duties of the position include:

  • Conducting inventory and monitoring surveys on AWC sanctuaries and partnership sites in north-west Australia
  • Undertaking research addressing major knowledge gaps in conservation, taking advantage of the opportunities presented by AWC’s scale and our integration of science and land management
  • Managing in the field a small team of AWC ecologists, interns and volunteers, while working with Traditional Owners and Ranger Groups, to implement AWC’s science program on AWC sanctuaries and partnership sites, and
  • Working with AWC land managers and partners to design, implement and report on strategies for the effective management of fire, feral animals, weeds and other threats.

The successful candidate will have:

  • a postgraduate degree in ecology or a related discipline and relevant experience (we will consider appointment at the Senior Field Ecologist level for suitable candidates with an Honours degree and extensive experience)
  • ideally, a track record in conservation ecology
  • leadership, team-building and communication skills
  • the capacity to work with a wide range of stakeholders including other scientists, land managers, Traditional Owners and Ranger Groups, neighbours, government agencies and volunteers
  • an ability to get jobs done on time and budget, and
  • experience working in the bush

 

The position will be based at AWC’s Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary, initially, potentially relocating to other sites in the Kimberley as opportunities arise. The job requires extended periods in the field and a balance of office work.

AWC is a leading employer of conservation ecologists. Our mission is the effective conservation of Australia’s wildlife and their habitats.
 

For a full job description visit: www.australianwildlife.org/work-with-awc/careers/
 

Applications to: employment@australianwildlife.org

Application to include CV and covering letter, briefly addressing the critical competencies listed in the detailed job description.

 

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 5 June 2019

 

Please note:

1. Applicants must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or have a suitable visa in place that allows ongoing full-time work in Australia, in order to apply for this position. Sponsorship is not available.

2. If you apply for this role, AWC will include you in its ongoing updates and communications about its events, activities and fundraising initiatives. You may opt out of these communications at any time.

 

To learn more about AWC’s sanctuaries, please visit our website www.australianwildlife.org/sanctuaries/

Enquiries:
John Kanowski, AWC’s Chief Science Officer John.Kanowski@australianwildlife.org

Wildlife Ecologist - North West
Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary, WA

~ A unique opportunity to help shape the future of private sector conservation in the Kimberley ~

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is seeking a conservation ecologist who is motivated work with Traditional Owners, Ranger Groups and other partners to conserve Australia’s wildlife in the vast, remote and biologically intact landscape of the Kimberley, north-west Australia.

AWC currently manages over 2.5 million ha of land in north-west Australia. AWC manages wildlife sanctuaries at Mornington-Marion Downs and Charnley River - Artesian Range; is under contract with the Commonwealth Department of Defence to deliver conservation and land management at Yampi Sound Training Area; and works in partnership with Traditional Owners to deliver conservation and land management on Tableland and  Dambimangari lands.

Reporting to the Regional Ecologist – North-west, the Wildlife Ecologist North-west will work as a part of a team of ecologists responsible for implementing AWC’s science program in the Kimberley, WA. Key duties of the position include:

  • Conducting inventory and monitoring surveys on AWC sanctuaries and partnership sites in north-west Australia
  • Undertaking research addressing major knowledge gaps in conservation, taking advantage of the opportunities presented by AWC’s scale and our integration of science and land management
  • Managing in the field a small team of AWC ecologists, interns and volunteers, while working with Traditional Owners and Ranger Groups, to implement AWC’s science program on AWC sanctuaries and partnership sites, and
  • Working with AWC land managers and partners to design, implement and report on strategies for the effective management of fire, feral animals, weeds and other threats.

The successful candidate will have:

  • a postgraduate degree in ecology or a related discipline and relevant experience (we will consider appointment at the Senior Field Ecologist level for suitable candidates with an Honours degree and extensive experience)
  • ideally, a track record in conservation ecology
  • leadership, team-building and communication skills
  • the capacity to work with a wide range of stakeholders including other scientists, land managers, Traditional Owners and Ranger Groups, neighbours, government agencies and volunteers
  • an ability to get jobs done on time and budget, and
  • experience working in the bush

 

The position will be based at AWC’s Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary, initially, potentially relocating to other sites in the Kimberley as opportunities arise. The job requires extended periods in the field and a balance of office work.

AWC is a leading employer of conservation ecologists. Our mission is the effective conservation of Australia’s wildlife and their habitats.
 

For a full job description visit: www.australianwildlife.org/work-with-awc/careers/
 

Applications to: employment@australianwildlife.org

Application to include CV and covering letter, briefly addressing the critical competencies listed in the detailed job description.

 

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 5 June 2019

 

Please note:

1. Applicants must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or have a suitable visa in place that allows ongoing full-time work in Australia, in order to apply for this position. Sponsorship is not available.

2. If you apply for this role, AWC will include you in its ongoing updates and communications about its events, activities and fundraising initiatives. You may opt out of these communications at any time.

 

To learn more about AWC’s sanctuaries, please visit our website www.australianwildlife.org/sanctuaries/

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