Conservation Assessment Officer

Thursday, July 30, 2020

  • Location: ACT
  • Job Type: Contract or Temp
  • Reference No. 3152479

Job Description:

This Commonwealth Government client plays a vital role in ensuring Australia's biodiversity sustainability. They are currently seeking multiple Conservation Assessment Officers Officers to join their team on an initial contract through to the end of 2020 with extension options.

With roles offered at the APS 5, 6 and EL 1 levels, this is an ideal opportunity to take the next step in your public sector career with one of Australia's leading employers.

These opportunities will see you, to varying degrees of complexity, undertake the following duties:
  • Collecting information on the ecology of species affected by the bushfires
  • Collecting information on the exposure of those species to the impacts of the bushfires
  • Collecting information on the exposure of those species to impacts of threats in addition to the bushfires (e.g. habitat loss, predation by feral animals, road kill etc.)
  • Synthesising the available information and conducting an assessment of the species’ threatened status against the EPBC criteria (based on the IUCN Red List categories and criteria)
  • Drafting Conservation Advices, detailing that assessment and identifying appropriate conservation actions for each species, following a prescribed template
  • Carrying out public and expert consultation on the draft Conservation Advices and amending them as required under the guidance of, and on behalf of, the Threatened Species Scientific Committee
In order to be considered for the role you must be able to demonstrate the following skills, experiences and qualifications:
  • The ability to undertake scientific literature research and articulate key information in a format that is both scientifically robust and suitable for general exhibition
  • Analytical thinking and the ability to understand and interrogate quantitative scientific data
  • Stakeholder engagement, including with government and non-government entities, the scientific community and Indigenous stakeholders
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to manage time and deliver results within firm deadlines
  • Self-direction following initial instruction and training
  • Undergraduate qualifications in a relevant field
If successful you will be well rewarded with an attractive hourly rate, the opportunity to work with a forward thinking and progressive team and access to flexible payroll packaging arrangements.

For more information, or to be considered for the role, please send a copy of an up to date CV to Josh at First Grade on