TECHNICAL OFFICER - SCIENTIFIC
I WORK FOR NSW
WOLLONGONG, NSW, 2500
Classification: Technical Officer Scientific Grade 1/2
Employment Status: Casual
Duration: ASAP up to 12 months
Location: Fitzroy Falls
•Are you someone who is passionate about the environment and is looking for a challenging role supporting threatened species conservation and pest management operations?
•Can you able to enter a variety of field data in a systematic and thorough manner?
•Would you enjoy conducting pest control works and field surveys to monitor the impacts of these works on pests and threatened species?
The Office of Environment and Heritage leads policy and reform in environment regulation, sustainability, biodiversity and native vegetation, coastal protection and Aboriginal cultural heritage. We manage 6.8 million hectares of national parks and reserves and the Heritage branch within OEH works with communities to identify important places and objects and provides guidance in looking after heritage items.
National Parks and Wildlife Service manages, conserves and cares for land in national parks and reserves. NPWS links customer, conservation and cultural outcomes in a sustainable way by building participation in the management and use of parks.
Primary purpose of the role:
This position implements works on the Shoalhaven Brush-tailed Rock–wallaby Program in order to assist the organisation in achieving its objectives under the Saving Our Species Project, in line with the NSW Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby Recovery plan. This program implements fox control programs across multiple tenures and monitors the impact on fox and adjoining rock-wallaby populations. The position also assists with other management projects supported by Saving Our Species and/or NPWS South Coast Region, as well as incident management
•Provide your personal information as prompted
•Attach your resume that sets out your education, work history and other facts about yourself that relate to the role (maximum of 4 pages);
•Attach a cover letter that is relevant to the role (maximum of 1 page).
•Complete all the questions in the online application. Two of the questions will require you to provide specific examples from your experience (4000 character limit per question). These questions are shown below. Do not address these in your cover letter.
Q1. Provide an example of a pest management program you have implemented in the local community. What considerations you made to ensure it was effective and appropriate? What was the outcome of your program?
Q2. Provide an example of how you have used technology to achieve conservation goals. What challenges did you face. How were these challenges overcome to meet your conservations goals?
The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behaviour indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)
Relevant TAFE certificate or equivalent
Current Australian Drivers' Licence and ability to operate 4WD vehicles
A Recruitment Pool may be established for future casual roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from OEH and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12 month period.