APS 6 - Threatened Species Team Leader
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Canberra, Australia
10h ago
  • APS 6 - $82,500 - $93,670 per annum plus superannuation
  • Parks Australia Division
  • Who we are

    Australia’s natural and cultural heritage is unique. Our land and seascapes are distinctive, home to plants and animals found nowhere else in the world, and to some of the oldest living cultures on earth.

    These environments and cultures are an essential part of our national identity, and visitors travel from across the country and the world to experience them.

    The Director of National Parks (the Director) is responsible for six national parks, the Australian National Botanic Gardens, 58 Australian Marine Parks and the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve established under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

    Parks Australia is the federal park agency that supports the Director, and they are a division of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the Department).

    We work to showcase these natural and cultural wonders to the world, demonstrating to all why these places are so special, and inspiring communities to become more invested in their care and future.

    Kakadu National Park is a world-heritage listed site for its natural and cultural values, and one of three national parks, leased by their Aboriginal owners to the Director of National Parks, and jointly managed by Traditional Owners and Parks Australia.

    Parks Australia assists with ongoing management of the park’s natural and cultural heritage. In addition to ongoing management of the park’s natural and cultural heritage, this branch also manages strategic priorities for Parks Australia, managing a range of strategic planning and major capital projects across the three jointly managed parks.

    The Country & Culture Section (C&C) is responsible for the protection of the Kakadu National Park’s biodiversity by managing threats, including weeds, feral animals and conducting a significant fire programme, and implementing and assisting significant species research and programmes.

    The Job

    As part of C&C, provide leadership to achieve the best practice management of the biodiversity and values of World Heritage and Ramsar listed Kakadu National Park (KNP) by :

  • protecting the biodiversity and natural values of KNP and help design and undertake the KNP threatened species recovery management programme,
  • designing threatened species projects such that the data collection and analysis methods are appropriate, scientifically robust, and able to withstand peer review,
  • with other members of C&C, organising and participating in biodiversity survey field trips, often in remote areas (must be willing to fly in a helicopter, travel by boat).
  • These will include leading vertebrate, invertebrate, and vegetation surveys, and assisting in feral animal management, weed management, and cultural heritage maintenance,

  • working with Traditional Owners to determine projects designed to achieve healthy Country, and engaging with other stakeholders, including researchers, KNP and DAWE staff, NT government staff, and others; and
  • manage an operational unit including overseeing budgets, assets, workplace health and safety, rosters, and human resources.
  • Eligibility

    Citizenship - To be eligible for employment with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment you must be an Australian citizen.

    Mandatory qualifications

    Tertiary degree in Natural Resource Management, Ecology, Zoology, Botany or similar.

    Identified position This position is an Identified’ position which signifies that the role has a strong involvement in issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    The successful applicant must have an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander people and an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander People.

    For additional information, please read the Job Description below.

    Job Family : Science

    Job Function : Life Sciences

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