Biodiversity Field Officer

Australian National University
February 14, 2023
Offerd Salary:$86,960 – $90,937
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Contract Type:Fixed term contract
Working Time:Full time
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Biodiversity Field Officer

Apply now Job no: 549477 Work type: Fixed Term Location: New South Wales Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 5/6

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 5/6 (Research)

Salary Package: $86,960 – $90,937 per annum plus 17% Superannuation

Term: Full time (1.0 FTE), Fixed term contract until June 30, 2024, with possibility of extension dependent on funding availability

  • Be part of an exciting new experiment looking at bushfire risk-reduction and biodiversity values in Travelling Stock Reserves (TSRs) in regional NSW.
  • Work in the field across the NSW sheep-wheat belt.
  • Build your skills in research design and data collection
  • Position overview

    You will conduct empirical field studies and experiments, collect high quality biophysical data (predominantly through vegetation surveys, and soil and biomass collection), and undertake data entry and curation for a new research project focussing on the responses of Box-gum grassy woodland ecological communities to Cultural Burning in Travelling Stock Reserves in the Riverina and South East regions of NSW.

    The project is well-aligned with project staff at the NSW Local Land Services and the Fenner School of Environment & Society, and will involve working closely with these teams. The Biodiversity Field Officer role will have opportunities for some engagement with First Nations peoples and communities. This project will support and inform bushfire risk-reduction plans and management actions in Travelling Stock Reserves across rural NSW.

    This full-time (1.0 FTE), field position will be based in Wagga Wagga, NSW or Yass, NSW. There will be a significant amount of time spent in the field, and travelling between sites in the Riverina and South-East regions of NSW. Designated office space will be provided, and a 4WD vehicle provided for field use. Relocation funding is also available. The position will span from early 2023 until June 2024, with possibility of extension thereafter contingent on funding. Part-time (0.5 FTE) appointments will also be considered.

    Applications are invited from individuals who love to be in the field conducting biodiversity surveys, and who can manage day to day aspects of field research such as liaising with land management agencies, and data entry and curation. Experience working in challenging terrain and weather conditions would be advantageous, as would experience with GIS and regional databases.

    The Biodiversity Field Officer reports to Doctor Elle Bowd, and will work closely with project staff within the university and in regional locations, along with external partners in government land management agencies.

    For further information about the role, please contact Doctor Elle Bowd on [email protected]

    The Fenner School of Environment & Society is a world-leading centre for cross-disciplinary environmental and sustainability research, education and policy-relevant advice. Through cutting-edge research and insightful analysis, our academic experts create social, economic and environmental impact and deliver real-world solutions to address complex environmental challenges.

    ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https: //

    Application information

    In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Applications that do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

    Please note: Applicants must have the rights to live and work in this country, a manual driver's licence with 4WD experience, and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

    Position Description & Selection Criteria

    Advertised: 24 Jan 2023 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: 14 Feb 2023 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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