Unique Opportunity for Ecologists (part-time or full-time)
- Ecologist – Flora or
- Ecologist – Fauna
Stringybark Ecological is seeking a talented Ecologist for an exciting range of projects in Northern NSW, the Hunter region and the Central West.
From within ancient Gondwana rainforest to the rugged beauty of the western Plains, you will work with a small, agile team under the guidance of an experienced Botanist and Ecologist, to build your expertise.
As a consultancy, Stringybark Ecological is highly regarded for the depth of knowledge and passion its staff bring to a task. Knowledge-sharing is central to our work culture, and we often collaborate on projects which bring people together, build community and support educational outcomes. We have published numerous field guides, manuals, and research papers, and offer regular presentations, field days, workshops and training courses.
At Stringybark Ecological, our mission is to “Restore people with nature and nature with people”.
We choose projects that are rewarding for our staff, that offer potential for growth and professional development, and that ultimately contribute to the greatest positive impact on our environment. We aim to give our people the chance to develop their own projects.
Our work culture balances adventure with reflection, and hard work with fun. We value diversity in the work we do, and within the team we are building. We value fresh ideas and creative thinking, and support each other to nurture individual talents and interests.
Working with Stringybark Ecological will bring you to the forefront of ecological restoration and management of threatened ecosystems. You will wake up each morning knowing that you are making a vital contribution to planetary health.
What we bring:
- Friendly, supportive workplace
- Flexible role of 3 – 5 days per week
- Opportunities for professional development
- Paid parental and partner leave
- Above award wage under Professional Employees Award (salary negotiable dependent on qualifications and experience)
- Three mental health days per year on top of standard leave allowance, and
- Access to University of New England for further study.
About you – required criteria:
- Tertiary qualifications in Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Botany, Zoology, or related fields
- Minimum of two years’ experience in ecological surveying
- Ability to use a key and collect voucher specimens or conduct a range of fauna surveys
- Driver’s licence
- White Card, and
- Willingness to travel and work away from home for up to 10 days.
About you – preferred criteria:
- BAM accreditation, and
- Experience using GIS to produce maps.
Ideally, you will work from our Armidale office, but we may consider applicants based in other Northern NSW locations.
Current projects you may work on include:
- Threatened species research in National Parks
- Koala habitat protection and revegetation,
- Regional seed supply strategy,
- On-farm natural capital assessments,
- North-West Plains vegetation surveys,
- Collecting grass seed to support breeding native grains for human nutrition,
- Biodiversity Stewardship Agreements,
- Restoration of Box Gum Grassy Woodlands,
- Plus the odd BDAR here and there!
How to apply:
Please forward your application and cover letter addressing the above criteria to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 10th July. For more information and to discuss the opportunity, give Dave Carr a call on 0418 651 263.
Stringybark Ecological is an equal opportunity employer.